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Lincoln Funeral Train Engine Replica to be on Display at Ohio Statehouse Soon

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 4:53 PM

President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 149 years ago, and the Ohio Statehouse’s Luke Stedke tells Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles a reconstruction of Lincoln's funeral train will be on display this month.

More Jobs Don’t Mean Less Poverty

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Some economists say that better jobs numbers no longer mean lower poverty numbers. More people may be working, but earnings from those new jobs aren't enough to support families, and that's causing a rise in the number of so-called "working poor". ideastream's Tony Ganzer spoke with Claudia Coulton, a Professor of Urban Research and Social Change at Case Western Reserve University.

Lake Erie Wind Farm Planners Make Final Pitch For Federal Funding

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:58 AM

A local nonprofit devoted to developing an offshore wind energy project in Lake Erie is about to jump through the final hurdle in a contest for federal funding. Joanna Richards has more on the group’s proposal, and the competition.

20,000 Absentee Ballots Requested in Cuyahoga County, Few Returned Yet

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:33 PM

The first week of early voting before the May primary is coming to a close.

Portman Supportive of Supreme Court Ruling on Campaign Contributions

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he's supportive of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down limits on the total amount of money campaign donors can give during an election.

Group Pushing Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Issue Changes Proposed Language

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:15 PM

The group that’s pushing a same-sex marriage amendment in Ohio says it’s retooling the language because of concerns about religious institutions. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Says There’s Still ‘Uncertainty’ in Insurance Market After ACA Deadline

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:13 PM

The state’s top insurance leader says the federal Affordable Care Act still brings a lot of uncertainty to the health care market, even with the latest enrollment numbers.

Cleveland Indians Home Opener Brings Familiar Hopes, Issues

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM

At last check, rain has delayed the game's start until 5:15pm, more than two hours past its original start time. But the weather has neither dampened fans' hopes for a brighter season, nor demonstrators' calls for Chief Wahoo's retirement. idestream's Brian Bull reports.

Analysis: Federal Judge Plans To Rule Against Ohio Gay Marriage Ban

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:08 PM

It appears Ohio's constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage is in jeopardy. From our Statehouse Bureau Jo Ingles reports that a federal judge plans to strike down a main part of that law. Then, ideastream’s Tony Ganzer gets analysis of the announcement from Subodh Chandra, a former federal prosecutor, Cleveland city law director, and managing partner of the Chandra Law Firm in Cleveland.

Federal Judge Says He Will Rule Against Ohio’s Ban on Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:24 PM

A federal judge in Cincinnati says he will strike down Ohio’s ban on recognizing same-sex unions performed in other states. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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