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Ohio AG: Clear death penalty roadblocks or get rid of it

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week used an annual report to draw attention to the fact that 140 people are languishing on death...

Voting rights advocates air worries about onslaught of new state election...

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House elections panel on Thursday heard from witnesses about the need to craft a new formula that identifies which states...

Bill would create anonymous hotline for wage discrimination claims

Two Democratic Ohio legislators are hoping to supplement legislation regarding equal pay in the state by creating a reporting system for wage discrimination. The legislation...

After financing xenophobic campaign, FirstEnergy deplores anti-Asian bigotry

There has been a terrifying surge in violence against Asians over the past year, prompting one Ohio company to take a stand on an...

Chauvin trial begins with opening statements focused on cause of death,...

By Max Nesterak, States Newsroom Attorneys in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin laid out their case on Monday before 14...

House Agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

WASHINGTON  — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the...

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...

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...

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 &...
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