Civil Rights

‘What year is this?’ Ohio congresswomen aim to stamp out hair-based...

WASHINGTON — About a year ago, a New Jersey teen was forced to cut his dreadlocks in order to participate in a high school...

‘It’s a reincarnation of Dred Scott:’ Ohio lawmakers mull forcing cities...

Ohio House Republicans resumed a push Thursday to force local law enforcement to cooperate with federal authorities seeking to deport illegal immigrants. Should local governments...

Bipartisan Ohio bill seeks to raise age to own firearms to...

A bill with bipartisan sponsorship making its way through the Ohio legislature aims to raise the age for gun ownership from 18 to 21. Senate...

Opponents of Duty to Retreat Act: Change in law would allow...

An effort to remove a duty to retreat from Ohio self-defense legislation came up against criticism from students, parents and elected officials in a...

‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law stalled in...

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.  Not anymore.  The landmark law —...

Funding to reimburse Ohio law enforcement brings up concerns about warrant...

While Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promotes gun reform laws, the state is offering law enforcement the chance to get reimbursed for funds spent apprehending...

Why Martin Luther King’s anti-racism crusade needs to be renewed

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was 39 years old when he was assassinated. Schools, streets and children are named in his honor in Africa....

Two more proposals seek to eliminate rape statute of limitations in...

An Ohio House Democrat is adding two more proposals to the legislature’s list of bills seeking to remove the statute of limitations for rape...

Nationwide study finds high ‘sexual victimization’ in Ohio, Dems and DeWine...

A recent study of self-reporting sexual abuse in the country’s juvenile corrections facilities yielded criticism of Ohio’s prison system and a call for more...

Bill would allow Ohio drivers to be pulled over for cell...

A Democratic Ohio House member introduced legislation Tuesday that would make using cell phones while driving a primary offense, meaning law enforcement would be...
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