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Senate Democrats’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans shut down efforts to open debate on a sweeping elections reform and voting rights bill brought to the Senate...

Disability Rights Ohio concerned about budget item seeking oversight

A nonprofit watchdog advocating for the rights of Ohioans with disabilities is concerned about a budget proposal from the state senate to ramp up...

Settled into new homes, refugees in US say they are working...

By States Newsroom staff Violence, persecution and wars amid a global pandemic added to the growing number of displaced persons around the world last year. The...

Law, religion come together in support of death penalty ban

Supporters of a measure to eliminate the death penalty in Ohio include religious and legal leaders, who say the concept is both a waste...

Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the...

Millions paid out to Ohioans who were wrongfully convicted, imprisoned

The state of Ohio will pay a Cleveland man nearly half a million dollars as compensation for wrongly imprisoning him for nearly two decades. Anthony...

Ohio GOP leaders may have sole power to intervene in gerrymandering...

A last-second addition to the Ohio Senate’s budget proposal would give Republican leaders sole ability to contest legal challenges to the new legislative maps...

Justice Department to increase legal staff amid surge in restrictive voting...

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General Merrick...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race...

WASHINGTON — Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa to Ohio are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how...

Feds seize records from Ohio utility tied to bailout, corruption scandal

An Ohio utility announced Tuesday it’s cooperating with a federal subpoena seeking records related to a massive bailout to coal and nuclear plants that’s...
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