Civil Rights

Mayors pledge police reform, racial inequity efforts

Mayors from across Ohio said they are already implementing plans to address racial bias and increase police relations in their cities.  The Ohio Mayors Alliance...

Senate GOP unveils police reform bill that draws Democratic rebukes

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled a police reform bill Wednesday that takes a markedly different approach to police reform efforts backed by congressional Democrats. The...

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration challenge to DACA

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday salvaged an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized immigrants known as...

Legislature considering lowering standards for armed teachers despite failed history of...

A piece of legislation that would reduce the amount of training needed to arm teachers in schools has a long history of similar attempts...

Medicaid director backpedals on possibility of cutting drug coverage, expansion population

The director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, it appears, is at least partially backtracking after telling a state panel that ending Ohio's expanded...

Trump signs modest police reform order; defends ‘brave men and women...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a modest police reform order Tuesday in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality against people of...

Ohio prisons chief walks back claim that 96% of prison COVID-19...

The state prisons chief Tuesday walked back an apocryphal claim she has repeated that 96% of the thousands of COVID-19 cases at two prisons...

Amid furor over senator’s comments, colleagues try to get hearings on...

Comments last week by Ohio Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, are probably the one thing Americans are most likely to know about the Ohio...

House lawmakers leave racism resolution on the table

A resolution declaring racism a public health crisis did not receive a hearing before the Ohio House of Representatives left for their summer break.  The...

U.S. Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from job discrimination

WASHINGTON — In a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that employers can’t legally fire people because of their...
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