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A new 20,000-seat stadium for the Columbus Crew SC is being proposed for the Arena District.
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Columbus City Council returns Monday night after a month off. Council members will consider a string of new borrowing proposals and the creation of a community authority charged with overseeing development near the proposed Crew SC stadium.

Young People And Voting

Aug 30, 2019
Voting booths
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Ohioans ages 18-29 showed up at the polls for the midterm elections last year, increasing their turnout by roughly 16% from the previous midterms in 2014.  

But their Baby Boomer counterparts are still more likely to cast a ballot.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: mobilizing the youth vote.  

 

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The children of some U.S. military members and government workers overseas will have a harder time getting citizenship under a Trump administration policy announced Wednesday.

The changes will affect a relatively small number of people. But the announcement touched off widespread confusion and outrage — with immigrant and veterans' advocates questioning why the administration would change the rules for people who are serving their country.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Aug 26, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.
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Gov. Mike DeWine reiterated his stance on executions, saying the state’s current lethal injection protocol will not be used and Ohio needs to find another process.

However, DeWine’s office has given what some call mixed messages, as news state lawyers told the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that executions were still on the table.

Today on our weekly reporter roundtable, the death penalty and more politics news.

 

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that government bodies cannot do public business with a secret ballot. 

Damita Brown, interim director of the Columbus Office for Diversity and Inclusion, speaks about a study of hiring practices on July 24, 2019.
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The City of Columbus announced plans to increase its work with minority- and women-owned businesses Tuesday, after conducting a study of its relationships with diverse partnerships.

On Friday, March 22, 2019, a participant smokes a marijuana cigarette during at meet and greet at "Tommy Chong's Live, Love, and Smoke Tour" in Los Angeles.
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Columbus City Council introduced a measure this week to drastically reduce penalties for marijuana possession.

Two vital research agencies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are hemorrhaging staff as less than two-thirds of the researchers asked to relocate from Washington to the Kansas City area have agreed to do so.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus, where he unveiled the marketing platform for opportunity zones to share details on places and projects available for investment.
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Ohio has been operating under a temporary budget for a week and a half. But Lt. Gov. Jon Husted isn't too worried about the budget stalemate, which must be resolved by next week.

Austin Place development just west of the Hilltop. Columbus is struggling to build enough housing to accomodate its rapidly growing population.
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Under the 90-degree sun, two men in hard hats install air conditioners in the backs of apartments. A second pair climbs ladders to install windows, while another drills screws into white-painted doors.

The Ohio Office of Budget Management is instructing state agency directors to keep a close watch on their spending during the 17-day budget extension.

When President Trump announced he was naming Army Secretary Mark Esper to be the acting secretary of defense on Tuesday, he was following a familiar pattern. The president has made a habit of filling key vacancies with acting heads throughout his administration.

There is one other acting Cabinet member: acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan.

The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement? Acting.

Columbus Urban League president Stephanie Hightower at a press conference announcing Franklin County's new poverty reduction plan.
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The Franklin County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday announced a plan to reduce poverty in Central Ohio.

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Columbus City Council will introduce the capital improvement budget, which they developed with community input, at its meeting Monday night.

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Mayor Andrew Ginther formally introduces his capital improvement budget at Monday’s Columbus City Council meeting.

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