Civil Rights

Senate confirms Ohio’s Marcia Fudge as HUD secretary

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Wednesday confirmed U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio in a 66-34 vote to lead the U.S. Department of Housing...

Bill removing duty to tell cops about concealed weapons advances

Republicans on a state House committee passed legislation Tuesday removing a requirement for licensed Ohioans to notify police that they’re carrying a concealed handgun...

Ohio bill slashing “regulatory restrictions” by 30% has watchdog, fire official...

A bill making its way through the Ohio Senate would require the state to slash almost a third of all state rules based on...

How national voting rights bill would impact Ohio’s election system

As state legislatures across the country consider how to alter their election systems, Democrats in Congress are pushing for nationwide reforms they say would...

Fighting infant mortality: Racism top of the pile for Black family...

The Ohio Legislative Children’s Caucus took a direct look at racism as the prime factor for the state’s infants and mothers struggling to stay...

Health expert: New covid vaccine not only is as good, it...

There's been lots of good news on the vaccine front.  Not only are Pfizer and Moderna quickly ramping up production of their vaccines. Johnson &...

Black Ohioans are 13% of state population, but 5.6% of the...

Of more than 1.8 million Ohioans who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose, only 5.6% went to Black Ohioans, who comprise about...

Anti-discrimination ‘Fairness Act’ back in legislature with more GOP support

A bill to add LGBTQ people to the list of those protected from discrimination in the state of Ohio is once again coming to...

Sweeping voting rights package passes U.S. House

The House passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220 to 210 vote, but the historic package...

The legislature was stormed in England three centuries ago. Parliament marks...

On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray was peppered by senators' questions about Trump supporters' Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol as Congress worked to...
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