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Paige Pfleger

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Paige Pfleger is a reporter and audio producer from Detroit, Michigan. Before joining the staff of WOSU, Paige worked in the newsrooms of NPR, Vox, Michigan Radio, WHYY and The Tennessean.

She spent three years in Philadelphia covering health, science, and gender, and her work has appeared nationally in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Atlas Obscura and more. As a freelancer, Paige traveled to Puerto Rico to cover how the island’s agricultural community dealt with damage from Hurricane Maria.

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Columbus Police confirmed a shooting occurred near the McDonald's on High Street near The Ohio State University campus after midnight Sunday. 

Boxes of tampons are displayed in a pharmacy, Monday, March 7, 2016, in New York.
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Columbus is expanding access to free tampons and pads to all municipal buildings. 

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center is trying a new pilot program to share patient information between emergency medical services and the hospital. 

Some of Columbus Police's new therapy dogs.
Columbus Police

Columbus Police are training five therapy dogs and police handlers to provide comfort to victims and witnesses of crime.

Community members and advocates will gather in Hilliard on Wednesday to discuss improvements to Ohio’s addiction recovery system. 

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William Wood answers the door to his suburban Columbus home with a Glock 19 on his hip. His two toddler-aged children, Daisey and Wesley, peak out from behind his legs.  

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The Columbus Area Integrated Health Services closed last spring, leaving hundreds without care on the Near East Side. Soon they’ll have a new option for health services.

This Jan. 8, 2001. file photo shows the Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) in Youngstown, Ohio, the state's highest security prison.
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An Ohio State University analysis of state, county and federal data suggests racial disparities in criminal sentencing have declined. 

The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Christ Hospital

A Central Ohio family is suing a fertility clinic in Cincinnati, after finding out the clinic used a stranger’s sperm more than two decades ago.

Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
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Ohio Health is raising its minimum wage from $12 an hour to $15.

Auditor Dave Yost (left) discusses the bill alongside Sen. Dave Burke (R-Marysville), the chair of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid committee.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined several other state attorneys general in a letter to Congress that requests increased health care access for people struggling with opioid addiction.  

A recovery vehicle moves a sled down a track after a test of a Hyperloop One propulsion system, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev.
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Statehouse visitors on Monday will get a first look at the XP-1, a prototype of the vehicle Virgin expects to use in Hyperloop systems like the one proposed for Columbus. It's the hyperloop's second stop in Columbus, after appearing in front of COSI on Sunday.

Ohio State associate head coach Patrick Klein in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Hartford, Conn.
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Ohio State's Athletics Department announced Friday that Patrick Klein has resigned from his position as associate head coach of the women's basketball team.

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The number of Ohio kids enrolled in benefit programs like Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has dropped. 

Volunteers at the Buren Shelter assemble bags of free tampons for shelter residents.
Esther Honig / WOSU

Columbus City Council voted Monday to provide free menstrual products at all the city's recreation centers.

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