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Number of Ohioans Receiving Cash Assistance Cut in Half Since 2011

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

The state’s cash welfare program has been sent out half as many checks to Ohio families than it did three and a half years ago. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports advocates have very different explanations for that.

Charter School Critics Want Property Costs Reined In

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Charter school critics are calling on the state to tighten its oversight on these operations when it comes to their property costs. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Supporters, Opponents of Cleveland’s Traffic Cameras Ramp Up Ballot Issue Campaigns

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Opponents of traffic cameras in Cleveland are intensifying their campaign to scuttle them this fall. ideastream's Nick Castele reports activists say they will "occupy" a traffic camera later today.

Be Well: Obamacare’s Next Round and Enrolling Latinos

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:35 AM

ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble sat down with Max Rodas, the director of the Nueva Luz Resource Center on Cleveland's near west side to talk about Obamacare.The center has trained staff to help people in Medicaid as well as an exchange plan.

Candidates for Ohio’s 14th Congressional District Debate at the City Club

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce debated Democratic challenger Michael Wager and a third-party candidate at The City Club of Cleveland today. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

Local Arts Support Becomes More Important As State and Federal Funding Continues to Diminish

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Arts institutions may become more dependent on local support as federal funding continues to decline. ideastream's David C. Barnett has more details from a new report that takes the pulse of the area arts sector.

Republican Jack Schron Points to Democratic Endorsements as Election Day Nears

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:56 AM

With just weeks before Election Day, Republican Cuyahoga County Executive candidate Jack Schron is hoping to highlight support he's gotten from a handful of Democrats -- including some who ran against his opponent in the primary. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

60 in Cleveland Indicted in Firearms Crackdown

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Authorities say a summer-long crackdown in northeast Ohio into illegal gun sales and ownership has led to criminal charges against 60 people. Ideastream's Bill Rice reports.

Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott Talks About Cleveland’s Rise, Russia’s ‘Putinism’

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 3:21 PM

The president of the Brookings Institution Strobe Talbott was in Cleveland yesterday to receive the Global Impact Award from the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. Talbott still considers himself a proud Clevelander and spoke with ideastream’s Tony Ganzer about Cleveland, Russia, and more.

Cleveland Plans to Outfit Police with Body Cameras in 2015

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM

The city of Cleveland is poised to outfit many police officers with body-worn cameras in the first months of next year. The cameras would record what officers see and do while on duty. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

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