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Ohio Attorney Tells Of ‘Breaking Point’ Working With Refugees

Ohio Attorney Tells Of ‘Breaking Point’ Working With Refugees Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM

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.

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Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Defends Fee Plan Before State Supreme Court

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over who should control flooding in Northeast Ohio and how they should pay for it. But before the nearly hour-long debate had finished, the talk about sewer fees had veered into subjects ranging from civics to basic grammar. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on a case being watched statewide.

Left-Leaning Groups Criticize Top Senate Staffers After Newspaper Report

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:59 PM

It’s not unusual for Ohio House and Senate staffers to take a leave of absence from their state jobs to run campaigns. But a recent investigation has found that two top Senate staffers decided to use comp time instead -- backed by questionable record-keeping. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- left-leaning critics say criminal investigations are in order.

Democrats Want Bill That Sets Minimum Early Voting Hours

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Some Democratic state senators are proposing a bill that would require local boards of elections to have a minimum amount of early voting hours on weekends and evenings. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, Ohio’s top elections chief says that would set up an unfair voting system.

Bike-Sharing Program Rolls Out

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Starting today, Cleveland has a bicycle-sharing program. But unlike other cities who make bikes available for rent, the Cleveland system was started by private companies. Reporter Mark Urycki has the story.

A Clevelander, Retired Flight Attendant, And Women’s Rights Pioneer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Barbara "Dusty" Roads grew up in Cleveland, and is now 86 years old. She was a long-time flight attendant who in the 1960s, stood up to gender and age discrimination for her and her peers. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer spoke to her. She'll be participating in a panel discussion Wednesday, called "the Fight for Fairness in Flight."

Ohio’s Community College Funding Model Changes

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:01 PM

A new law that tweaks the way Ohio's community colleges earn their state funding went into effect earlier this month. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen spoke with the head of Ohio's higher education system, who explained why the shift is necessary right now.

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Stormwater Management Issues

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:52 PM

On Tuesday, Ohio Supreme Court justices heard a case on whether the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District can manage stormwater runoff for nearly 60 communities, as well as impose fees for that service. As ideastream's Amy Hansen reports, eight of the communities oppose that plan.

Globetrotting Family Rolls Through Ohio

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Most children in Ohio are in classrooms this week learning about the world around them. But three kids are learning from the saddle of their bicycles. That’s the plan for a family from Quebec, Canada who have set out to see the world by bicycle. They are travelling through Northeast Ohio this week. Reporter Mark Urycki caught up with them on a trail at Towner’s Woods Park in Portage County….

Ohio Groups Gear Up For Another Round Of Obamacare Outreach

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:23 AM

The federal government has announced a new round of grants for Ohio health insurance navigators, as the time for open enrollment in federal health plans rolls back around. From Ohio Public Radio member station WYSO, Lewis Wallace has more on what to expect.

National Science Group Says Common Core Repeal Bill Opens Door for Teaching Creationism

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:15 AM

New language in a bill to repeal the Common Core is under fire by an organization that advocates for the teaching of evolution. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports that for that group, the language is all too familiar.

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