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Vaccinations slow after storms delay shipments of 6 million COVID-19 doses

WASHINGTON — The extreme cold weather across much of the country has delayed 6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, slowing a vaccination rate that has...

A complete abortion ban isn’t law in Ohio, but some Ohioans...

Currently, abortion is legal in Ohio for pregnancies up to 22 weeks gestation. But an analysis by researchers in the state says the legislative back-and-forth...

Chances for Ohio death penalty repeal appear to be growing

The biggest-ever bipartisan coalition on Thursday announced a renewed effort to repeal the death penalty in Ohio. State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, and Sen. Steve...

Testing should take a back seat to mental health, educators say

Educators say the focus of schooling this year should be recovering from the trauma of a pandemic rather than worrying about testing scores. The Ohio...

Mailbag: A timeline of Speaker Cupp’s inaction on removing Householder from...

Welcome back to the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag, the political column that eight out of 10 doctors say is a perfect cure for winter...

U.S. Senate hears from Ohio on the need for economic relief,...

WASHINGTON — In anticipation of U.S. House votes on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Sen. Sherrod Brown held a Thursday hearing...

Never needed? Senate president predicts little opposition to nuclear bailout repeal

A billion-dollar nuclear subsidy was the subject of an intense fight in 2019 and great controversy since. But the president of the Ohio Senate...

Added COVID-19 testing on the way with $1.6B from the Biden...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is directing $1.6 billion to bolster COVID-19 testing nationally, including money to expand testing in schools and homeless shelters, boost...

Ohio Senate passes bill to let lawmakers strike down health orders

The Ohio Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would give lawmakers the authority to strike down public health orders, potentially setting up yet another...

DeWine refuses to explain aide’s role in bailout scandal

If you asked most people to start up a dark money group and then funnel more than $1 million through it and into another...
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