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A ‘trial’ unlike any I’ve ever seen as a court reporter

For three years I covered crime and courts in Athens County. I was green to covering the courts, and honestly, I wasn't very excited...

Why Martin Luther King’s anti-racism crusade needs to be renewed

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was 39 years old when he was assassinated. Schools, streets and children are named in his honor in Africa....

Ohio in desperate need of election modernization

Ohioans need to have an urgent, nonpartisan, consensus-driven conversation about a subject we rarely talk about: our state’s woefully lackluster voter participation.  Despite Ohio’s longstanding...

How a powerful lawmaker belittled a young, female reporter — a...

This is republished from Ohio Capital Journal affiliate the Michigan Advance. This story has made national headlines this week. I waited outside the Michigan Senate...

As newspapers face challenges, the importance of public support grows

Newspapers build strong, informed communities. Imagine Cleveland without the Plain Dealer journalists who uncovered the lead poisoning crisis and the rape kit backlog, forcing important reforms. Cincinnati...

Where do the Democratic candidates stand on health care coverage?

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Iowa for the seventh debate Tuesday, health care remains the most important topic of debate for many Americans....

From fires in Australia to war in the Middle East, our...

We were on the way to ballet rehearsal. It’s my favorite 30 minutes of the day. It’s a chance to break away from work,...

Ignorance is not bliss: The dangerous politics of anti-intellectualism

Thoughtful, studied consideration does not reign supreme in American politics, and frankly, I can’t think of an era it did. Conversely, I also can’t...

EPA’s proposed ‘secret science’ rule directly threatens children’s health

The Trump administration is working to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation....

Want to know what will happen in 2020? Look to state...

Public opinion polls are ingrained in American politics. It seems like every day there is a new poll about the presidential election or impeachment...
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