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ideastream Journalists Recognized for Excellence, Win Murrow Awards

ideastream Journalists Recognized for Excellence, Win Murrow Awards Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Two of ideastream’s staff have won 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

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Ohio Democrats are Outraising Republicans in Some Statewide Races, but GOP Incumbents Lead Overall

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:18 PM

The money gap between the major party candidates for governor continues to grow. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on the numbers from the latest fundraising filings.

Campaign to Extend Cuyahoga County Sin Tax Spends More Than $1 Million

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:39 PM

The Issue 7 campaign in Cuyahoga County has cost more than $1 million -- with nearly all spent by one side. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

Defense, Prosecutors Seek Clemency for Death Row Inmate

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Defense attorneys are asking the Ohio Parole Board to commute the death sentence of a Cleveland man convicted of a 1983 murder. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, in an interesting twist, the prosecutor’s office is also asking for mercy for him.

Ohio Suffers Significant Loss Of Bees

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:03 PM

State beekeepers report that it was a disastrous winter for honeybees. Ohio ag officials say many beekeepers lost half to 80 percent of their bees which poses a number of problems. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.

LaTourette Says his Super PAC is there to ‘Level the Playing Field’

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

A GOP superPAC headed by former Congressman Steve LaTourette is targeting two Republican congressional primaries in which Tea Party candidates are challenging incumbents. LaTourette says it’s not just a matter of who wins, but of the party’s future. From Ohio Public Radio station WKSU, Kabir Bhatia reports.

Summit County Sheriff is for Possible Sales Tax Hike

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM

A proposal to hike Summit County’s sales tax would fund improvements at the county jail, as well as build an $80 million arena in downtown Akron. And as Kabir Bhatia from Ohio Public Radio station WKSU reports, Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry says that’s a win-win for the city of Akron.

EPA Administrator McCarthy Visits Cleveland, Promotes New Carbon Regulations

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

As the Obama Administration gives a final review to its proposal for new carbon-pollution standards, EPA is working on its ground game to build public support. That included a stopover in Cleveland this week by the head of EPA. Ideastream’s Anne Glausser reports.

Apprenticeships Gain Renewed Attention

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:36 PM

In many countries, apprenticeship programs are looked at as an essential pipeline for building a skilled workforce. It's typically referred to as earning and learning-- students get paid while they learn a skill. Here in the United States, apprenticeships are far less prevalent, and have in fact declined in recent years. But recently they've been getting some renewed attention, as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen reports.

Ohio Plans to Spend $88 Million on State Park Upgrades

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:53 PM

If you enjoy using Ohio’s state parks, you might be able to also enjoy some new upgrades to those facilities in the future. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, Eileen Corson with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the state is investing millions into the state park facilities.

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