Access to abortion for members of the military expanded in Pentagon spending bill

BY: - June 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are pushing to increase access to abortion for members of the military, concerned a U.S. Supreme Court decision to end the constitutional right will harm troops. The U.S. House’s annual funding bill for the Defense Department would require the Pentagon to provide leave to troops and civilian employees seeking abortions. […]

Trans in the military: Ohioans happy with reversal, still waiting on policy change

BY: - January 29, 2021

Second Lieutenant Kazper Lewis has known since the fifth grade that he wanted to serve in the military. The Kent native’s father is a chaplain in the Army, but it was through the national organization Young Marines that Lewis learned “about leadership and challenging myself and others.” He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West […]

History Thursday: When news of the World War I armistice hit Ohio

BY: - November 12, 2020

With bold-faced, all-caps headlines and words the size of your fist, Ohio newspapers on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918 trumpeted bulletins heard all ‘round the world. WAR IS NOW OVER, the Scioto Gazette in Chillicothe blared. GERMANY OVERCOME, PEACE IS DECLARED, read the Fremont Daily News. The Akron Beacon Journal, in traditional early 20th-century […]


Militarization has fostered a policing culture that sets up protesters as ‘the enemy’

BY: - June 3, 2020

The unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd after being pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has left parts of U.S. cities looking like a battle zone. Night after night, angry protesters have taken to the street. So too have police officers dressed in full riot gear and […]

Military at risk from COVID-19: ‘Anxieties are really high’

BY: - March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense is on course to get a major funding boost as the U.S. military is drawn into the nation’s war against an “invisible enemy.” The $2 trillion coronavirus response package injects $10.5 billion into the Defense Department as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Senate Appropriations Committee. The […]

Pension oversight, jobs for military spouses, and childhood poverty

BY: - January 29, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Hot pursuit.’s Andrew Tobias is reporting, “Ohio lawmakers pursuing pension oversight bills.” “Some Ohio lawmakers […]