Ohio attorney Alvaro DeCola tells ideastream's Tony Ganzer about the refugees held in a facility in Artesia, New Mexico. DeCola offered legal aid to some refugees, and heard about and saw their hardships.
Backers of a bill that would ban abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected are not giving up their fight to get the legislation passed. About 75 people showed up today for a rally supporting the bill. From our Statehouse Bureau Jo Ingles reports.
Boards of elections are getting ready for early voting a week earlier than they expected, after a federal judge moved back the start date. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports there's another ruling affecting elections workers and a very small number of would-be voters -- people who are locked up.
Despite a number of recent cases where earthquakes have been linked to fracking activity, Ohioans so far mostly have passed on earthquake insurance. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:
Today is Constitution Day…the day America’s Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. It gets nowhere near the fanfare as the 4th of July….unless you’re a newly naturalized citizen. ideastream’s Brian Bull explains….
The United Kingdom is just hours from the referendum for Scottish independence--the vote is Thursday. The rhetoric has been heated on both sides: with Yes campaigners rallying Scottish patriotism, and No campaigners listing the many complications a separation would cause. To get a local perspective ideastream's Tony Ganzer called Frances Acar, a Scottish expat and Gaelic teacher in Kent.
The state education department is looking further into complaints of testing irregularities at two charter schools, the Horizon Science Academies in Cincinnati and Columbus. This scope is added to the ongoing scrutiny into Horizon’s Dayton academy. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was in downtown Columbus as hundreds of people gathered to support the Horizon schools.
A 27-year-old businessman from Mexico who once lived in Gates Mills has been indicted on federal charges. Prosecutors accuse him of defrauding investors in Ohio and elsewhere. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Big election years have always been about the state of the Ohio economy, and as usual, those with different political perspectives have different views on how the state’s economic recovery is going. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to experts who’ve been examining the extreme ends of the economic scale.
In August, civil rights groups sued the federal government over refugees held in Artesia, New Mexico. The groups claim the Obama Administration is holding asylum seekers to near insurmountable standards to prove asylum claims. Alvaro DeCola is an attorney in Akron who offered pro-bono work to refugees in New Mexico. He spoke with ideastream's Tony Ganzer.
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