Adora Namigadde

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Adora Namigadde joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native (sorry Ohio!), she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.

Before moving to Columbus, Adora reported for 9&10 News, a television station in Traverse City, MI. She was an international election observer in Ghana during the 2012 presidential race and interned at the Embassy of France in the U.S.

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Just before the anniversary of the Pike County killings, the Ohio Attorney General's Office released a video at the request of surviving family members who are pleading for information that could help move the case forward.

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As Queen Roshae preps for an intimate, 10-hour hair session with a client, the stylist breaks out into her theme song.

"I'm a soul sista, knocking those naps up on their backs!" Roshae sings. "Oh, baby, come see me!"

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Columbus police say they're frustrated that nine victims of a Sunday morning shooting in South Linden aren’t cooperating in the investigation. But people in the neighborhood say the unwillingness to work with the police shouldn't be surprising.

As Columbus Police officer Zachary Rosen remains on non-patrol duties, a look at his history with the department reveals both accolades and previous controversies over recordings and use of force.

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Officer Zachary Rosen remains on non-patrol duties as Columbus Police and city leaders investigate circumstances surrounding a video showing Rosen kicking a suspect.

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In between classes, Ohio State University sophomore Rob Milburn walks around campus looking for places to put bricks.

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At its Friday meeting, Ohio State University's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the largest investment in the school's history: a 50-year plan to privatize its energy production.  

Dr. Drake speaks at the John Glenn memorial ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at The Ohio State University, Mershon Auditorium in Columbus.
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Michael Drake will stay on as Ohio State's president until 2021, with a few added perks, under a proposed new contract approved at the university's Board of Trustees meeting Friday.

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This story is part of the Curious Cbus project. You ask the questions, you vote for one of the questions and we answer.

Refugee Road is a pretty typical busy city street, with heavy traffic driving past chain restaurants, houses and schools.

Sen. Rob Portman says he's hopeful Congress will be able to vote this week on Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, without invoking the so-called "nuclear" option—but he'd support it as a last result. 

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Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien will pursue the death penalty against Brian Golsby, the man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering Ohio State University senior Reagan Tokes in early February.

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A woman shot another woman at Victoria's Secret PINK at Easton Towne Center on Thursday, and Columbus Police says it started as a fight over a man.

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Sunday services at Five14 Church begin loud.

Worshippers are greeted into with heavy bass and synth beats. The morning starts off with a game, delivered by a standup comedian. At the nondenominational New Albany church, this is gospel.

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While the U.S. House of Representatives delays a vote on the American Health Care Act originally scheduled for Thursday evening, government and healthcare officials from Central Ohio spoke out against the bill at a forum at Columbus' Reeb Avenue Center.

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Inside Pickaway Correctional Institution, around 70 inmates are packing up pasta. The sauce, too - tomato basil.

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The Columbus Division of Police is working to recover tens of thousands of lost cruiser video files that the department believes were "inadvertently deleted."

Vinton County has been without a grocery store for more than three years. Campbell's Market will soon change that.

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At Bexley High School, the third-best high school in Ohio according to U.S. News & World Report, most juniors were planning to take a college entrance exam if they hadn't already. But for the first time in Ohio, school districts will be required to administer the ACT or SAT test to all students, college bound or not. 

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Amazon has claimed a piece of prime Columbus real estate, releasing a proposal this week to open an Amazon Campus bookstore in the University District.

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With shouts of “Refugees are welcome here” and “No racism, we’re done with that," constituents of U.S. Senator Rob Portman gathered outside his Columbus office on Tuesday to protest President Trump's revised travel ban.

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In her quiet country home in Wilmington, Stephanie Kirkpatrick’s goal is just to keep out of trouble.

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A Hilliard man has been charged with vandalizing a Columbus-area mosque, in an incident that the Franklin County prosecutor and investigators are now calling a hate crime.

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Neither Rep. Steve Stivers nor Pat Tiberi showed up to town hall meetings in their home districts this week. Among Republicans, they were in good company.

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Ohio State's Orton Geological Museum is turning to crowdfunding to pay for a new dinosaur skeleton, and hoping to use the effort to spur future revamping.