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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A U.S. Hair & Beauty employee rapidly scans the barcodes of the latest shipment of hair extensions. Black, burgundy and chestnut brown weaves pile up on the floor as she throws one pack down to pick up another.

U.S. Hair & Beauty is the biggest beauty supply business in Columbus, at seven stores and growing.

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Constituents of Rep. Steve Stivers protested at the congressman's Hilliard office on Wednesday, in an effort to draw attention to the continued separation of immigrant families at the U.S. southern border.

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The Ohio State Fair starts Wednesday, July 25, one year after a ride malfunction led to the death of an 18-year-old man. State officials say they are implementing additional testing to prevent such tragedies this year.

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Columbus Division of Police public information officer Sgt. Dean Worthington has been relieved of duty amid a criminal investigation.

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Before Deborah Leonard finally replaced her septic tank, it was 100 years old and causing a flood of problems.

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Columbus city leaders are working to improve neighborhood safety through several programs.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is touting a bill recently passed by Congress to support grandparents now raising their grandchildren in light of the opioid epidemic.

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Smart Columbus is offering $30,000 in tax rebates to taxi services that buy an electric vehicle for their fleet.

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Stonewall Columbus is hosting its 37th year of the Columbus Pride Pride Festival and Parade in celebration of the LGBTQ community. Ahead of the festival's kick-off on Friday, Columbus Police are ramping up security measures.

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In Ohio, it only takes one act of violence to make you eligible for a civil protection order if the courts agree there’s a clear and credible threat of physical harm or past violence. Not all protection orders deal with guns, either. Some orders just tell people to stay away from their accuser.

But there’s a problem: Sometimes, offenders avoid being served their protection orders.

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On Monday, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will present awards to four first responders who've been impactful in helping their communities deal with the opiate epidemic. 

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For the first time, The Ohio State University on Thurday gave the public a chance to test out electric vehicles for themselves.

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Columbus City Council is funding two new, full-time violence intervention staff members as part of a larger effort to reduce crime.

Immigration arrest at a garden center in Ohio.
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U.S. immigration agents arrested 114 people at an Ohio landscaping company on Tuesday, in one of the largest such stings in recent years.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is working with the state's hospital to expand a collaboration intended to reduce repeat incidents of child abuse in infants.

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