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Mailbag: Why aren’t there statewide ballot items in Ohio this year?

The news never stops, and neither does the Mailbag. Let’s get to it: Got a question about Ohio politics or the elections? Send them to...

Most Ohio legislators are men. Will that change in 2021?

Men dominate the Ohio Statehouse, as they do in nearly every other state legislature in the United States. Almost three-fourths (73%) of the combined members...

Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act opened floodgates for new...

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina...

Bill seeks to improve Holocaust understanding in Ohio

Most young Americans believe anti-Semitism exists in the United States today. Yet a striking number have little to no knowledge about the Holocaust. That is...

Could COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That...

DeWine’s tough spot shows in Thursday presser

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday provided a glimpse of how difficult it is to be a traditional Republican office holder in the era of Trump.

Addiction kills thousands of Ohioans per year. COVID-19 is making things...

As the new coronavirus began its march across the United States, Chief Tom Synan knew a “hurricane” was coming. The opioid epidemic was already killing...

Ohio takes first steps toward big Medicaid overhaul

Ohio Medicaid, which provides health care to more than a quarter of the state's population is poised to take a big step in a major overhaul of the program.

Trump tells far-right group to ‘stand back and stand by’ in...

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with...

DeWine won’t condemn Trump’s refusal to say he’ll respect election results

Add Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to the list of Republican officials who say the will of the voters will be respected in November while declining to condemn President Trump for refusing to say the same thing.
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