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State Democrats Say Transportation Budget Provision May Hit Voting Rights

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Some Democratic state lawmakers say they might vote against the proposed transportation budget because of a provision they say would restrict voting rights. From our Statehouse Bureau Jo Ingles reports.

An Interview With Barak Goodman

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:48 AM

ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble talks with Barak Goodman, the director and producer of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The film is based on a 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning book, and it explores the history and future of cancer treatment.

Cleveland to Double Budget for Repaving Neighborhood Streets

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:42 PM

The city of Cleveland plans to double its street paving budget over the next year. ideastream's Nick Castele reports this plan focuses not on major thoroughfares, but on smaller roads where people live.

Board Approves Funds For State Parks Improvement

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:39 PM

A state panel gave the green light for more projects to improve Ohio parks. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.

Proof Of Insurance Can Now Be Shown Electronically

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Ohioans who need to show prove of auto insurance will now be able to do that electronically. From our Statehouse Bureau Jo Ingles reports there's an app for that.

With ACA Anniversary, More Data On Ohio Health Care Sign-ups

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:24 PM

On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the federal insurance law, known as the Affordable Care Act, the government has some new numbers from Ohio. It previously reported more than 138,000 sign-ups in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. The new figures include another nearly 17,000 in Akron, and 8,300 in the Canton-Massillon area. Our Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Northeast Ohio Doc, Patient Celebrate Life-Changing Kidney Transplant

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Last year, right before Christmas, we profiled Mike Brown, a 31-year-old from Euclid waiting for a kidney transplant. Brown was hoping to get a new kidney much faster after an overhaul of the national waiting-list policies. Brown got his kidney, and ideastream’s Joanna Richards recently caught up with him.

East Cleveland Confronts New Budget Gap Amid Long History of Fiscal Trouble

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:50 AM

The city of East Cleveland has been losing population for decades—and now the government is struggling to pay its workers. The city mayor is even talking openly about the possibility of asking Cleveland to annex this inner-ring suburb. In the second part of a series examining East Cleveland, ideastream’s Nick Castele looks at the history that brought the city to this point.

Camera Police - It’s The Law For Ohio Cities Using Traffic Cameras

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Ohio's new traffic camera law takes effect Monday. It requires the presence of a police officer for each camera. As a practical matter, that means most cities that have used these automated systems to ticket motorists for speeding or other traffic violations will turn their cameras off. But at least one small Ohio city isn't deterred. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Hugo Boss Plant To Stay Open, Keep 160 Union Workers

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM

The Hugo Boss plant in the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn has been spared the chopping block, thanks to a deal worked out to keep it open under new ownership. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

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