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Federal Judge: Ohio Voters Jailed Before Election Day Must Be Able to Cast Ballot

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

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 Fracking Tie, Ohioans Largely Pass On Earthquake Insurance

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:17 PM

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:

Oaths, Smiles, Tears, And Hopes: America Gains 40 New Citizens

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM

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 View Of Scotland’s Independence Referendum From Ohio

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

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.

Charter School Supporters Rally as State Investigation Widens

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:47 AM

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.

27-Year-Old Businessman Indicted, Accused of Defrauding Cleveland Investors

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM

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.

Venture Capitalists and Social Safety Net Advocate Weigh in on Ohio Economy

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.

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.

Ohio Attorney Recounts Time At New Mexico Refugee Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

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.

University of Toledo Cuts Law School Tuition Prices

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Earlier this week, the University of Toledo's Board of Trustees approved a plan to cut the college's law school tuition by 13 percent. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen spoke with U-T's law school dean to learn why the administration took this unusual move.

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