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Police Arrest 12 At “Abolish ICE” Protest In Downtown Columbus

Protesters converged Downtown this morning at City Hall, holding a “solidarity rally” to abolish ICE. Front Street was closed due to the protest, which included a woman harnessed into a 32-foot-tall tripod with another protester duct taped to the base. Multiple police and fire trucks responded to the protest, with firefighters eventually removing the woman …

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Columbus Cares: Families Belong Together Rally Happening Downtown This Weekend

Around the country, protesters will gather this weekend to voice their outrage over the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at our nation’s borders. The president and his administration have been criminalizing immigration and immigrants, from revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to ramping up intimidating ICE tactics. Although Trump signed …

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Every Time You Hit A Pothole You Should Be Thinking Of The $1.2 Billion Portsmouth Bypass

It’s June 26th. You would think by late June our pothole dodging days would be over until next winter, yet you can’t go anywhere in Columbus without hitting teeth rattling craters, whether on interstates or city roads. Perhaps you’ve wondered why these car killers aren’t fixed by now. Maybe you’ve even wondered just where our …

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A Note To Columbus City Council: Criminalizing Poverty Solves Nothing

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Columbus and political apathy go together like PB&J, yet there’s one topic that most everyone shows up for with a passionate opinion: panhandling in the Short North. Columbus City Council members must be feeling heat on the topic. They’re more than likely going to pass a new ordinance tonight that would ban: Panhandling-related transactions in …

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What You Can Do About Forced Family Separation And ICE In Columbus

The news surrounding immigration and asylum seekers is horrifying. Events have accelerated in the last month and these are the kinds of things that are happening: She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center: “The undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how …

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September 8 Medical Marijuana Deadline Is A Bust, No New Date Announced

Medical Marijuana growers in Ohio will not be ready ahead of the upcoming September 8 deadline. Unlike pharmaceuticals created in labs and then sold to the masses, marijuana requires grow time, around 16 weeks to be specific. Although there are growers in place, they have yet to meet guidelines implemented by the state. Senior policy …

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NIMBY-ism Will Kill Columbus Growth And Contribute To Skyrocketing Rents If Allowed

Victorian Village is in the early stages of a fight over density, the kind of fight that’s plagued desirable cities across the US. Kaufman Development is developing the former site of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building at 23 W. 2nd Ave into a mixed use development that is currently proposed as a trio …

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