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Biden slams ‘un-American’ GOP drive to curb voting rights in the...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday in his first formal news conference since taking office blasted Republican-controlled state legislatures that are seeking to...

After a week of gun violence, House Republicans seek to expand...

After a spate of seven mass shootings around the U.S. in seven days, Ohio House Republicans introduced legislation that would allow Ohioans aged 21...

Local control, or killing renewables? Bill sparks debate

A bill that would allow neighbors to block wind turbines and solar arrays in the rural corners of Ohio is sparking an intense debate...

Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package

WASHINGTON — Tucked in the Democrats’ massive coronavirus stimulus package was a long-awaited solution for a financial ticking time bomb: private pension funds on...

Advocates tout an “incredible opportunity” to tamp down gerrymandering

Despite all the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, it delivered one wrinkle that some advocates believe is an unprecedented opportunity to mitigate "partisan gerrymandering."  Ever...

U.S. House passes Dreamers bill over GOP objections, as immigration debate...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills last week that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working...

Armed teacher proponents push continuing education over police training

Supporters of a bill that would allow teachers and other school personnel to carry guns in schools with concealed carry permits say the amount...

Senate bill would ban transgender student athletes from women’s sports

An Ohio state Senator introduced legislation Tuesday that would prevent transgender girls and women from participating in women's sports at state K-12 schools and...

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

WASHINGTON — Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old...

History Thursday: Ohio women brought progress, historic firsts

In a small unincorporated part of Licking County called Homer, there’s a historic marker unassumingly sitting in front of the town’s public library. The...
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