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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Dublin parents plan to ask a lot of questions at next week's school board meeting about a former teacher facing federal child pornography charges. They're organizing through the Facebook group "Dublin Residents against Sexual Harassment in our Schools." Former Dublin Scioto High School teacher Gregory Lee's personnel file shows many complaints of inappropriate behavior over two decades.

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A Franklin County jury found Lincoln Rutledge guilty of murdering a Columbus Police officer during a standoff last year, the county prosecutor announced Thursday afternoon.

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Despite the fast growth of Ohio's African community, Seleshi Asfaw says one thing has remained constant: "At a state level, we are not represented. Our voice is not heard." 

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Behind gas stations, near highways and beside railroad tracks, advocates from outreach groups like Maryhaven know where to find homeless campers. 

At a homeless camp next to a track in Franklinton, outreach specialist Brandon Curry is greeted with a warm welcome. The camp is home to about 10 people - for now.

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Only three days after being named Ohio State University’s men’s basketball coach, the school's athletic department officially welcomed Chris Holtmann to Buckeye Nation.

Shoppers walking around an IKEA chair showroom in the new Columbus IKEA.
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Today's the opening day for Columbus' new IKEA, the first in Central Ohio. According to the furniture store and restaurant, thousands of people came out.

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The Columbus Division of Police say there’s no evidence that a weekend altercation which left a Somali woman’s face injured is a hate crime.

Nativity set at Jubilee Museum in Columbus neighborhood of Franklinton.
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A plain old Columbus building with a soup kitchen in the basement houses the largest diversified collection of Catholic art in the country, according to the Vatican.

The Jubilee Museum which started as a small hobby collection is now a resource for Central Ohio churches.

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In 2008, state lawmakers promised Ohio's growing African immigrant population a commission to address their needs. The New African Immigrants Commission, which would have an 11-person board, was supposed to start up the next year. 

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Light cigarettes are marketed by the tobacco industry as a healthier option - but a new study from The Ohio State University shows they may have actually contributed to the rise of a certain type of lung cancer.

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Andrea McCanney started dabbling in Hinduism five years ago. Now the ritual coordinator for Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple of Ohio, in Delaware, McCanney's commitment has reached a level that she's working on legally changing her name.

"My spiritual name is Nithya Guru Priya,” she says.

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The Columbus City Council on Monday night announced it's standing against a state measure that would strip cities of local control to address lead poisoning.

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An executive order from Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther back in January condemned arresting or denying public services to people based on immigration status. On Thursday, Columbus City Council held a hearing to consider turning that order into law.

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Protestors urged Senator Rob Portman on Monday afternoon to vote against the American Health Care Act, the Republican health care bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a slim victory last Thursday. It's now being reworked in the Senate.

Ohio Career-Technical and Adult Education

The Ohio State Board of Education meets Monday and Tuesday, with the aim of finding a plan for a population they don't typically serve: adults.

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On its second attempt at a vote, U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act with a slim victory Thursday afternoon. House Republicans got just enough votes to pass the Affordable Care Act replacement. They needed 216 votes, and they got 217—while just 213 representatives voted against it.

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For the first time, electronic tablets will speed up the check-in process for Franklin County voters. The county Board of Elections hopes the new "poll pads" will make the voting process smoother for both voters and poll workers.

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Mayor Andrew Ginther and the Columbus City Council announced their 2017 Capital Improvements Budget on Monday morning, with a particular focus on community centers as a way of improving public health.

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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.

About an hour and a half outside Columbus lies a township within Pike County with a strange name: Pee Pee Township. Some locals think it's funny, while others would rather relieve themselves of the burden.

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An hour northwest of Columbus, the 4500-acre Transportation Research Center in East Liberty is racing to develop the latest vehicle technologies. And Monday it welcomed an important visitor to show off its advancements: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

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Military women, brides and historical re-enactors have two things in common: Larissa Boiwka, and her corsets.

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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.

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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.

Columbus Neighborhoods

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

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