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An Immigration Crisis In Ohio's Midterms

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about how the Trump administration solved its own immigration crisis with the stroke of a pen.

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An Ohio telemarketing company – whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe – has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Ohio Democrats.

Over 140 Arrested In ICE Raid At Ohio Meatpacking Plant

Jun 20, 2018
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U.S. immigration agents have arrested 146 workers at an Ohio meat packing plant, the second large-scale raid in the state within the past two weeks.

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The city of Columbus will not penalize a Short North developer that received tax abatements but did not deliver on promised jobs.

lgae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Sept. 15, 2017.
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More than $20 million could soon be pumped into projects that help keep Lake Erie clean. Most of that money would help fund equipment that helps limit nutrient runoff from farmland.

But state leaders and environmental advocates say that’s still not good enough.

Ohio State To Shut Down Sexual Assault Support Center

Jun 20, 2018
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Ohio State University says it's shutting down its three-year-old Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit after finding it didn't properly document and report students' sexual assault complaints.

The new speaker of the Ohio House is citing a two-year-old study from a pro-charter school group slamming the performance of virtual charter schools. There may be changes coming in the laws that govern those online schools following the ECOT scandal.

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The so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill is likely to come to the floor of the House next week, just before lawmakers leave for an extended break. And that might not be the end of the road for that controversial measure.

Tomorrow’s NBA draft will play a big role in the Cavs’ future. Cleveland has the eighth overall pick, and it’s a decision the team will have to make without knowing LeBron James’ next move. He’s been quiet about what he’ll do when his contract is up at the end of the month.  

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says this is the Cavs' first meaningful draft pick since 2014, just before LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland. 

Does the Ohio Republican Party have reason to be worried about November's statewide election?

Yes. Yes, they do. They can read the tea leaves and they are no fools.

Principal Mary Ann Hale dreads weekends.

By the time Fridays roll around, 74-year-old Hale, a principal at West Elementary School in McArthur, Ohio, is overcome with worry, wondering whether her students will survive the couple of days away from school.

Too many children in this part of Ohio's Appalachian country live in unstable homes with a parent facing addiction. For years, the community has struggled with opioids. Ohio had the second-highest number of drug overdose deaths per capita in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Snollygoster is WOSU's new politics podcast. Every week, we'll take an in-depth and seriously irreverent look at Ohio politics, plus talk to the people behind the news.
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