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Changes Hit Ohio’s Snow Day Policy

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Thanks to last winter's polar vortex, the average Ohio school district used nine so-called "calamity days" to cancel classes, almost double the amount previously allocated by the state. But as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen tells us, a policy change may give districts more scheduling flexibility to make sure that doesn't happen this winter.

Police: Officer Shot Tamir Rice Within 2 Seconds of Pulling Up Next to Him

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Cleveland police released video today of a white officer shooting a black 12-year-old boy at a city park. ideastream's Nick Castele reports officials said they released it at the family’s request.

Security Guards Among Those Who Can Expect More Competition for Jobs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are about to get legal status and that will give more of them passage into better paying jobs. That's expected to bring higher wages and new competition in some parts of the less educated workforce. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Surveillance Video of the Shooting of Tamir Rice

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Officer Timothy Loehmann is in the passenger seat and officer Frank Garmback is driving the patrol car, police officials say.

Freed Brothers Ready To Celebrate Holidays After Wrongful Conviction

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Cleveland resident Wiley Bridgeman says he’s going to enjoy an “anonymous” holiday season, beginning tomorrow (11/27). He is one of 3 men who spent decades in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. Both Bridgeman and fellow prisoner Ricky Jackson were released last week. Ideastream’s Brian Bull has more:

Transparent Pricing for Medical Services Remains Murky, But Change is on the Horizon

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Whether you're filling up your gas tank or hiring a plumber, there's one thing you can count on: you'll have an idea of the price upfront, and you can comparison shop. But this isn't usually the case when it comes to your health. A new regional report looks at this issue of “pricing transparency” in healthcare. ideastream's Anne Glausser brings us the details.

Angry Citizens Confront Cleveland Officials

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 2:54 AM

Several hundred protesters slowed Cleveland traffic yesterday as they held a sit-in at Public Square and blocked off the Shoreway. They were protesting the fatal shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer on Saturday. Some of the protesters joined a community conversation with city officials on that subject last evening.

Cleveland Immigration Attorney Margaret Wong: President’s Immigration Actions ‘Very Timid’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:23 PM

President Obama last week announced executive action on immigration. The action is multi-pronged, so for perspective ideastream's Tony Ganzer spoke with Cleveland immigration attorney Margaret Wong.

Protesters Bring Gridlock To Cleveland

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Shoreway now clear of demonstrators. - AS 6:05PM Public Square was shut down for an hour; reports of at least one guy got arrested. The Shoreway has also been shut down in one part. Marchers were headed for city hall; police trying to make them disperse now. - Ida L 5:20pm The West Shoreway IN BOTH DIRECTIONS (between E. 9th and Browns Stadium) is blocked by protesters, who've made a 'chain' across all lanes in both directions. Traffic is stopped in both directions. Motorists being interviewed have been sitting there almost an hour; one van is surrounded by protesters and they won't let that van go through. - JH 5:26pm Public Square was shut down for an hour; reports of at least one guy got arrested. The Shoreway has also been shut down in one part. Marchers were headed for city hall; police trying to make them disperse now. - Ida L 5:20pm

Role of Race in Police Shooting of 12-year-old Debated

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:19 PM

The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year old Tamir Rice is expected to return to duty by Wednesday and his name will be released at that time, according to a report on Cleveland.com The black youth was carrying what turned out to be a BB gun in the shape of a 9mm pistol. We do now know that the officer is white. That was revealed by the police union president on Tuesday's during on The Sound of Ideas. David Molpus reports.

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