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Lakefront Pedestrian Bridge Design Decided

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Take a listen to this rundown with ideastream's Nick Castele and David C. Barnett.

Traditional Speed Traps Returning to Cleveland After Voters Kill Traffic Cameras

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Cleveland voters gave a thumbs-down to traffic cameras November 4th. So starting Monday, city police will rely more heavily on the old-fashioned approach to catching motorists who speed or roll through stop signs – having officers stake out a location and wait.

Enrollment Starts Saturday for Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Plans

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Elected leaders and health officials tried to borrow a bit of cool from the music world today in an effort to get Clevelanders to sign up for health insurance. As ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports, the gathering dubbed “Rock Enroll” was a kickoff to this weekend’s start of open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans.

Cleveland Council Considers Transgender Protections, Sparking High Emotion on Both Sides

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Cleveland’s City Council is considering whether to increase anti-discrimination protections for transgender people, and a hearing today on that subject drew a mostly supportive crowd to City Hall.

Kasich’s Pick For Ohio Health Department Defends Lack Of Medical Degree

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

An Ohio Senate Committee heard testimony from a man who wants to be the new head of the Ohio Department of Health. He’s the man Governor Kasich has chosen to do the job. But unlike other recent directors of that agency, Rick Hodges isn’t a medical doctor. OPR's Jo Ingles reports.

New Ohio Ag Program To Help Veterans Who Farm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

This Veterans Day -- amidst the parades and ceremonies -- a new agricultural initiative was launched in Ohio. It strives to give a marketing edge to soldiers who’ve exchanged their swords for plowshares, so to speak. ideastream’s Brian Bull explains.

New House Speaker Calls For Unity

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Newly-elected and current legislators have selected a new Speaker of the House. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has been following the historic leadership vote.

Members Walk Out as Ohio Board of Education Considers Change in Standards

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM

A pending vote from the state’s top education leaders could have major ramifications on local schools around Ohio. The state Board of Education is reviewing almost all of its standards to provide more "flexibility" to local school districts. This week it considered changing Ohio’s so-called 5 of 8 rule that concerns art teachers, music teachers, and school counselors among others. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow is following the trending debate.

New Strategy for Recovery

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Economic recovery from the Great Recession is lagging in Northeast Ohio. The region has not kept pace with the nation as a whole and the gap is getting wider. It's time for a new game plan. These are some of the conclusions of corporate leaders and major foundations in the region after two years of study and discussion. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Democratic lawmaker sues Ohio Democratic Party and its leader

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

A newly filed lawsuit alleges the Ohio Democratic Party and its current chairman have discriminated against and defamed one of its own members. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports a state lawmaker is levelling some serious charges.

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