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Activists Push Voter Bill of Rights

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
State Rep. Alicia Reece and other activists are mobilizing a campaign to get a “Voter Bill of Rights” on the Ohio ballot this November.  

Cranley Opposes Double Dipping

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Mayor says incoming assistant city manager is only eligible to receive a salary and pension benefits because of policy set by City Council.  
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Tea party lands school board seats, death penalty scrutinized, AG campaigns spar over role

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Fiscal conservatives and tea party activists won more seats on local school boards last year, putting them in the awkward position of supposedly looking out for the school’s best interests while rejecting property tax levies that could boost schools�...  
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FitzGerald picks running mate, Cranley opposes double dipping, Hunter pleads not guilty

{CommentsCant} · Monday, January 20, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald on Friday announced his new running mate: Sharen Neuhardt, a Dayton-area business attorney and twice-failed candidate for Congress. The choice boosts the ticket’s credentials with women and abortion-rights advocates, but it also rei...  
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ACLU Calls For End to Death Penalty

Letter to governor points to new cocktail of drugs as culprit

{CommentsCant} · Monday, January 20, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio on Sunday asked Gov. John Kasich to halt the death penalty across the state, following the botched execution of convicted killer Dennis McGuire that reportedly lasted 26 minutes.McGuire’s prolonged e...  
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Modern Republicans Would Oppose Martin Luther King Jr.

The civil rights icon embraced many progressive causes

{CommentsCant} · Monday, January 20, 2014
If his speeches and other comments are any indication, Martin Luther King Jr. would likely stand in sharp opposition to modern Ohio Republicans and many of their proposed policies. In reviewing King’s work, speeches and quotes, it’s clear he was a progressive on a wide range of issues — from voting rights to collective bargaining rights to reproductive rights. In contrast, modern Republi...  
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Troubled execution draws critics, activists push voters' rights, Preschool Promise needs help

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 17, 2014
A condemned Ohio killer took more than 20 minutes to die in an execution carried out yesterday with a combination of drugs never tried before in the United States. The execution was one of the longest since Ohio resumed capital punishment in 1999. Throughout the nearly 25 ...  
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Cranley Calls for End to 'Double Dipping'

Incoming assistant city manager eligible to receive pay and pension benefits

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 17, 2014
Mayor John Cranley told CityBeat Friday that he's still troubled by the practice of "double dipping," but he said the incoming assistant city manager is only eligible to receive a salary and pension benefits because of policy set by City Council.Bill Moller will be rehired by the city in February to fill in as assistant city manager. Because Moller is a city retiree, he'll be eligible to dr...  
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Ohio Activists Push Voter Bill of Rights

Constitutional amendment could appear on November ballot

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 17, 2014
State Rep. Alicia Reece and other activists are mobilizing a campaign to get a "Voter Bill of Rights" on the Ohio ballot this November.
If approved by voters, the constitutional amendment would preserve the 35-day early voting period, expand early voting hours, allow voters to cast a provisional ballot anywhere in a given county, advance online voter registration and effectively prevent legisla...  
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New puppy mill laws, Democrats guide council, county proposes sewer compromise

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, January 16, 2014
Ohio now bans abusive dog breeding practices that previously earned the state a reputation as one of the laxest for dog breeding rules in the nation. With the new rules, dog breeders must maintain improved living conditions for the dogs, including standards for cage size, regular grooming, veter...