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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how a congressional district that's been solidly Republican for over 30 years may get swept up in a "blue wave." 

Kyle Kondik, managing editor for Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, joins the show.

Implicit Bias Training

Jul 6, 2018
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State Representative Emilia Sykes stated publicly earlier this month that she had been repeatedly stopped by Ohio Capitol security personnel, while noticing that white elected officials were not. Since then, a meeting has been arranged between Sykes and Ohio's director of public safety to discuss what Sykes argues is racial profiling. 

Updated at 5:32 p.m. ET

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that police must obtain a search warrant to access an individual's cellphone location information. The 5-4 decision imposes new limits on law enforcement's ability to get at the increasing amount of data that private companies amass in the modern technological age.

Implicit Bias Training

Jun 20, 2018
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State Representative Emilia Sykes stated publicly earlier this month that she had been repeatedly stopped by Ohio Capitol security personnel, while noticing that white elected officials were not. Since then, a meeting has been arranged between Sykes and Ohio's director of public safety to discuss what Sykes argues is racial profiling. 

About 5 a.m. on Saturday, a police department in Ohio got an unusual call. A man reported that he was being followed home by a pig.

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The part time Franklin Township officer who resigned after a video surfaced of him kicking a suspect has been reassigned at his full-time job, though questions remain about his history.

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A Franklin Township Police officer under investigation for kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head has resigned.

Officer Damber Subba’s first shift Monday afternoon was patrolling familiar territory: Akron’s North Hill neighborhood. Here's more on the first-ever refugee sworn into Akron’s police force.

Like the other 11 rookie police officers sworn in Friday night, Damber Subba wore a deep blue uniform, his posture erect, steps precise, face serious. But before the evening was over, he was a half-dozen layers deep in brightly colored scarves and garlands of flowers.

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A Franklin Township officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video emerged on social media showing him kicking a restrained suspect in the head.

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Bike patrols are coming to new neighborhoods as part of the city's ongoing effort to enact its new Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy. 

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