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Hundreds Gather To March In Support Of The Mueller Investigation

Nationwide protests and rallies took place on Thursday night in opposition to the forced resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rapid response protests had been planned for months if the president took action to impede the Russia investigation by firing either Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Many activists considered …

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Friends For Parks Publicly Launches Metro Parks Levy Campaign

This past Wednesday, Friends for Parks hosted a public launch event for their campaign efforts to pass the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks levy at Scioto Audubon Metro Park. Metro Parks’ leadership, advocates, and partners spoke to the public about the upcoming levy and shared how the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks have …

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The City Of Columbus Is Ordering Small Trash Cans For Big Problem Areas

In an effort to stop illegal dumping, the City of Columbus is making a big change to their dumpsters. The massive 300-gallon trash cans that us downtown dwellers have come to know and love will be no more. City officials believe that the massive receptacles are magnets for illegal dumping and will begin replacing them …

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CPD Chief Kim Jacobs Says Stormy Daniels Arrest Was A “Mistake”

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs has issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Stormy Daniels. The Columbus Division of Police Vice personnel are responsible for enforcing laws regulating alcohol sales, after-hours clubs, massage parlors, human trafficking, nuisance properties among other serious violations of law. The Division strives to do this work and all of …

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Update: Charges Dropped After Stormy Daniels Arrested At Columbus Strip Club

Originally published 7/12/2018 at 2:38 a.m. Updated 7/12/2018 at 1:11 p.m. All charges against Stormy Daniels have been dropped. Daniels, legal name Stephanie Clifford, was charged with three violations of Illegal Sexual Oriented Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business, violations of RC 3907.40 (2). The law states that “No person who regularly appears nude or …

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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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