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How The Opioid Epidemic Impacts Foster Care In Ohio

23 hours ago
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Opioid addiction continues to deplete Ohio’s communities and is driving up the number of children entering foster care. It’s been a year since the Ohio Attorney General’s office granted money for 30 Days to Family Ohio to address the issue.

30 Days to Family Ohio was created to move children from foster care to family care in the shortest time possible. In its second year, the program is looking for more funding and county involvement.

Today on All Sides, we check in on the initiative and scope of foster care in Ohio.

ICE Raids and the Impact on Ohio Communities

Jul 12, 2018
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, conducted two of its largest raids this year when it arrested more than 200 workers in northern Ohio last month. This is part of increased deportation efforts across the country. 

Bugs Bugs Bugs

Feb 2, 2018
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Summer's over and winter is here but that doesn't mean we're done with our flying, crawling, eight legged friends.

Join us for a look into the world of insects and arachnids as fall heads into winter. Learn how bugs stay warm in the winter and get tips on preventing uninvited insect guests from showing up to your holiday party.

Coding in Classrooms

Dec 22, 2017
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Proposed legislation in Ohio would allow computer coding to replace some math courses. We weigh the pros and cons as many schools work to include more computer science in curriculums in place of math and foreign language.

Bugs Bugs Bugs

Dec 18, 2017
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Summer's over and winter is here but that doesn't mean we're done with our flying, crawling, eight legged friends.

Join us for a look into the world of insects and arachnids as fall heads into winter. Learn how bugs stay warm in the winter and get tips on preventing uninvited insect guests from showing up to your holiday party.

Issue 1: Marsy's Law

Oct 25, 2017
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Ohio Issue 1, known as Marsy's Law, would amend the state constitution to secure certain rights for crime victims and their families. With Election Day coming up on Tuesday, November 7th, we discuss the potential impacts of the ballot initiative and what adopting the measure would mean for Ohioans.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 9, 2017

Gov. John Kasich comes out in favor of banning bump stocks or devices used to increase the discharge rate of a firearm, in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting tragedy. Kasich also has spoken out against creating overly partisan districts and re-districting in Ohio. 

We'll discuss these topics and more of the latest in state and national news with our panel of reporters, including the Trump Administration's next step in rolling back the Obama health care law and issues with Issue 2.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 2, 2017
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Friction between the Ohio Department of Education and The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) continues as one state report indicates ECOT reported inaccurate enrollment statistics that would level $19.2 million in penalties to the online charter school. At the Statehouse, Ohio legislators find conflict in proposing reform plans for the future of redistricting in the Buckeye State.

We'll discuss these topics and more of the latest in state and national news with our panel of reporters.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 25, 2017
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Health care remains in the forefront of political discourse at the state and national level. Republican leaders in the Ohio Legislature consider breaking with Governor Kasich by putting a freeze on Medicaid expansion. Meanwhile, some legal experts question the scope and possible outcomes of Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment expanding protections given to crime-victims and their families.

We'll discuss these topics and more of the latest in state and national news with our panel of reporters.

Local Leaders Head To Washington For White House Meeting

Aug 29, 2017
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More than 80 county commissioners and other local officials from around Ohio are anticipated at a White House meeting aimed at building stronger relationships between President Donald Trump and U.S. communities.

The U.S. and Ohio Steel Industry

Aug 25, 2017
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Donald Trump promised to bring manufacturing jobs back into America. He plans to deliver on this promise by enacting tariffs on foreign steel imports. Economists and industry experts are questioning how this will impact American businesses if the tariffs backfire.  Today we are talking about the tariffs on imported steel and its effects on the U.S. and Ohio steel industries.

The U.S. and Ohio Steel Industry

Jul 25, 2017
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Donald Trump promised to bring manufacturing jobs back into America. He plans to deliver on this promise by enacting tariffs on foreign steel imports. Economists and industry experts are questioning how this will impact American businesses if the tariffs backfire. 

Today we are talking about the tariffs on imported steel and its effects on the U.S. and Ohio steel industries.

Ohio Budget Director Tim Keen
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In spite of tax collections coming in short for nearly all of the fiscal year that just ended, the state says it ended the year with a surplus.

Confederate Monuments

Jun 30, 2017
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What do confederate monuments represent now? Some see them as a reminder of our nation's history with slavery and white supremacy. Others argue the monuments reflect a period of our nation's history and that is why they should not be removed. This argument is part of a movement to remove confederate monuments from public spaces.

Today, we talk about confederate monuments in New Orleans and Ohio. 

GOP Senate Health Care Bill

Jun 28, 2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put the brakes on a planned vote on the Senate overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. Legislative budget analysts have predicted that the measure would leave 22 million people without healthcare coverage. In Ohio, the issues of mental health care and addiction treatment are key. 

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