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Nearly 200,000 Ohioans Enrolled In Federal Marketplace

Nearly 200,000 Ohioans Enrolled In Federal Marketplace Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:33 AM

It's been a busy enrollment season for supporters of the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplace. And, there are several events planned for the Cleveland today. including one at United Ways' headquarters on Euclid Avenue. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports the push is paying off.

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“Historic” Agreement To Equalize Case Processing Of City And Suburban Juvenile Offenders

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:43 PM

Juvenile offenders will receive a more efficient --and fairer-- review before being charged or sent to intervention and counseling programs. That’s the intent of today’s formal memorandum of understanding, signed at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Policy Check Up For Winter

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:53 AM

The Ohio Department of Insurance is telling Ohioans to check their various insurance policies to see what they will cover if injury or death is caused by cold, snowy and icy conditions. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, they are also advising homeowners to take special precautions.

Be Well: Shingles

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Ask anyone who’s ever had shingles and they’ll tell you a story. Shingles causes a skin rash with blisters and can be very painful. About one in three Americans will get shingles sometime in life according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. A vaccine to help prevent it was approved in 2006. But there’s some confusion about the age at which folks should consider getting it.

Cincinnati Overpass Falls - One Killed

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:55 AM

One person is dead, and another hurt, as a the bridge decking of an unused overpass falls onto the highway below. Bill Rinehart of member station WVXU has more.

3 Arrested in Protests Against Police Use of Force in Cleveland

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:44 PM

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day saw protesters in cities across the country drawing attention to the issue of police use of force. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Greater Cleveland Partnership Prepares Two-Year Agenda

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:27 PM

The group representing Northeast Ohio businesses is preparing its lobbying efforts as a new session of the state legislature gets underway. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the Greater Cleveland Partnership released its public policy agenda for the next two years.

USDA Offers More Grants To Limit Farm Run-off

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 5:52 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now offering more grant money to encourage farmers to keep fertilizer run-off out of the public waterways, in a bid to combat toxic algae growth. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.

King Oratory Contest Winners

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:18 AM

For 15 years, kids around Ohio have honored Martin Luther King Jr. every year by competing in an annual oratory contest with a theme inspired by the civil rights leader. Last week, an audience came together in a downtown Columbus church to hear the winners perform their entries, on the theme of building a loving, nonviolent community.

Former Congressman Says There’s Still Room to Fight Racial Disparities

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM

It's been more than fifty years since the late Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington. One of King's friends, African American community leader and former longtime Democratic U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes, says progress has been made in fighting racial disparities, but can still go further. ideastream's Amy Hansen reports.

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