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Ohio House Committee Passes Bill Addressing Algae Blooms

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:27 PM

It’s been three months since toxic algae left thousands of people in Toledo without water. And a bill that hopes to deal with algal blooms has now moved a step closer to law. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has more.

Religious Leaders and Gay-Rights Advocates Call for Statewide LGBT Protections

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Faith leaders from around the state, along with gay-rights advocacy group Equality Ohio, say the state must pass new LGBT protection laws. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has more.

House Bill Caps Amount of Time Allowed for Standardized Testing

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Lawmakers want to set a limit on the amount of time spent on mandatory state testing in schools. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- many believe the cap is just scratching the surface of a bigger problem.

LeBron James’ Economic Impact on Northeast Ohio

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:41 PM

While the return of LeBron James to Cleveland is receiving a lot of attention, economists are debating the scope of James’ financial impact. ideastream’s Amy Hansen reports the Cavalier’s say Northeast Ohio will reap financial rewards even as some economists say the benefit won’t go past the city’s center.

A Second Face Transplant

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:05 PM

For the second time the Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed a nearly complete transplant of a face. It's one of only three hospitals in the U.S. to have done so. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement After 2012 Fatal Shooting by Cleveland Police

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:01 PM

A Cuyahoga County judge this morning approved Cleveland’s payment of $3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the families of two people shot by police. ideastream’s Nick Castele has the details.

Ohio Redistricting Bills Met with Criticism

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:25 AM

For about a year, a panel of lawmakers and other constitutional experts has been working on a new plan for redrawing the lines for legislators' districts, but it has gone nowhere. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, now that plan may be getting scrapped entirely, to be replaced with a new one.

Measure Opening Door to Teacher Merit Pay Passes Ohio House Committee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

The state is one step closer towards repealing the law that mandates a minimum salary schedule for teachers -- opening the door to a merit-based pay system. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was at the committee meeting for the vote.

Be Well: Transforming MetroHealth

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Earlier this year, MetroHealth leaders announced plans to transform the campus and the way it serves patients. MetroHealth hired Walter Jones as its senior vice president of campus transformation to lead the project. Jones comes from Dallas' public hospital Parkland, which is near the completion of its own new hospital campus. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble sat down with Jones recently. He begins the interview by describing the kind of transformation the public can expect.

Cleveland OKs Protections for Transgender Employees of City Contractors

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Cleveland City Council on Monday night unanimously approved employment protections for transgender individuals. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

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