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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Shoppers walking around an IKEA chair showroom in the new Columbus IKEA.
Adora Namigadde

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.

SomaliCAN

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.

Ohio EPA

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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