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Zurie Pope

Zurie Pope

Zurie Pope is a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati majoring in journalism with a minor in political science. His work has appeared in The Nation, Unpublished Magazine, Youth Journalism International, and his college newspaper, The News Record.

Trump supporters express conspiracies, fear, and hope at Montgomery County rally

By: - November 8, 2022

VANDALIA — “Are we ready to welcome Donald Trump back to Ohio?” asked Republican Ohio U.S. Senate nominee J.D Vance to a crowd of over 1,000 supporters at the Dayton Airport Tarmac on Election Eve. Joe Biden won Montgomery County by 50.3% in 2020, and Dayton itself spearheaded many progressive causes, from marijuana legalization to […]

The hidden role of a religious lobbying group in Ohio’s education ‘backpack bill’

By: - August 24, 2022

An Ohio bill that would send public education money to private schools if a student chooses to attend one was written with help from religious lobbying group the Center for Christian Virtue and a think tank that promotes charter schools. Ohio House Bill 290 — colloquially referred to as the “Backpack Bill” — would allow […]