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New pandemic law takes effect; experts say it undermines public health

As of Wednesday, there are 132 new sheriffs in town. When the new coronavirus emerged in Ohio, state law conferred “ultimate authority in matters of...

Experts overwhelmingly agree rural broadband will grow Ohio’s economy, reduce inequality....

The great majority of a panel of Ohio economists agree: Better rural broadband would be an economic boon to the state and it would...

Should Ohio candidates be able to use campaign funds on child...

If Ohio wants a more diverse set of political candidates, state Sen. Tina Maharath believes the campaign rules should be more favorable to busy...

Ohio arts community faces big pandemic losses, looks to state for...

As an industry with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, arts organizations are struggling to cover the significant economic losses the...

Senate Democrats’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans shut down efforts to open debate on a sweeping elections reform and voting rights bill brought to the Senate...

Chucking insurance Some pharmacies are starting to sell generics outside the...

To a growing number of pharmacists, using insurance to pay for most generic drugs makes about as much sense as getting auto insurance to...

Disability Rights Ohio concerned about budget item seeking oversight

A nonprofit watchdog advocating for the rights of Ohioans with disabilities is concerned about a budget proposal from the state senate to ramp up...

Survey: Ohio middle-of-the-road on education, child health and economic well-being

In a national survey on child well-being, Ohio was middle of the pack when it came to growth indicators. The data, collected through the Annie...

Settled into new homes, refugees in US say they are working...

By States Newsroom staff Violence, persecution and wars amid a global pandemic added to the growing number of displaced persons around the world last year. The...

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to...
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