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Stonewall Columbus

Columbus once again scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s annual rating of cities on LGBTQ inclusion.

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The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans.

Author Wil Haygood And Tigerland

Oct 5, 2018
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In 1968, Columbus’s East High School was one of many segregated schools in Ohio.

Columbus native and author Wil Haygood writes in his new book about his experiences growing up amongst racial tensions and witnessing the high school’s basketball and baseball teams win state championships, defeating richer, whiter schools across the state.

Today on All Sides, we discuss “Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing,” with Wil Haygood.

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Planned Parenthood building sign
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Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein is joining more than a dozen municipalities backing Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ticket Tax In Columbus

Sep 4, 2018
Nationwide Arena
WOSU file photo

The Greater Columbus Arts Council wants a 7 percent tax placed on tickets or admission to all events in the city. The ticket-tax, which would raise money for the arts and bankroll upgrades to Nationwide Arena, includes sports games, concerts, performances, movies and events.

Today on All Sides we discuss the pros and cons of a ticket-tax in Columbus.

Motorized Scooters & Regulating Tech

Aug 30, 2018
Lime electric scooter
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Columbus has become one of many cities from around the country that have seen an influx in motorized scooters in recent months. The Department of Public Service rolled out a new set of regulations this week for the scooters that seemingly appeared overnight on city sidewalks this summer.

Today on All Sides, we discuss those new rules and how the city plans to regulate the motorized scooters. 

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Megan Bursey noticed something different about Columbus when she visited her girlfriend last December.

“There were just pride flags everywhere and 'Make America Gay Again’ flags," Bursey says. "I was looking for a bicycle and all the bike stores had flags everywhere and it was really nice to see that. People were very openly gay, which was very comforting, too.”

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An Ohio State researcher released a study showing black boys' sense of safety in Columbus differs with the racial makeup of their surroundings. The study used smart phones and text messages to assess how participants felt.

Judge Overturns Columbus' Ban On Bump Stocks

Jul 14, 2018
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A city of Columbus' law banning a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly has been overturned by a judge as unconstitutional.

Franklin County Judge David Cain ruled Friday that municipalities can't regulate gun accessories like bump stocks under state law.

Affordable Housing in Columbus

Jun 6, 2018
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As the city of Columbus keeps growing, housing is become more scarce. In some cases, residents are removed from their neighborhoods in order to make room for new developments. Today we discuss the availability and development of affordable housing in Columbus. 

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Central Ohio may be an underdog in the competition for Amazon's second North American headquarters, but the online retailer is at least bringing another order fulfillment center here.

Columbus Crew

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the city of Columbus filed a lawsuit against the owner of Columbus Crew SC over their proposed move to Austin, Texas.

MORPC

Could the Hyperloop pipe dream become a reality? Officials in Columbus and around the region are pitching in money to find out.

Aerial view of The Oval on Ohio State University's campus
Ohio State University

Researchers from The Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center formed a task force to draft an action plan for Central Ohio’s handling of climate change. 

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Columbus may have a growing economy and a relatively low unemployment rate, but that prosperity doesn’t necessarily translate into a high economic quality of life for the city’s immigrant residents.

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