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Central Ohio Group Says Immigrant Reform Not Big Enough

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The Central Ohio Worker Center advocates on behalf of immigrants and others.
2:58PM
November
21, 2014

Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.

Health Care Advocates Race To Meet ACA Deadline

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Groups like Enroll America are using social media to get people signed up for coverage ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline.
9:07AM
November
17, 2014

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are knocking on doors and using social media to get people signed up for health plans ahead of the December 15 open enrollment deadline.

Family Homeless On The Rise In Central Ohio

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Officials say they plan to research local homeless families and the system currently in place to help them.
8:02AM
November 10, 2014

Figures released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed the number of homeless families across the country had decreased by 15 percent since 2010. But estimates show family homelessness in the Columbus area increased by 7.6 percent during that time.

Central Ohio Home Sale Prices Hit Record High

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Columbus Realtors reports home sales are up as inventory continues to decline.
4:35PM
September
22, 2014

Central Ohio home sales hit a record high, last month, despite fewer people buying.

DNC Calls Columbus Visit “Helpful”, Still No Decision On 2016

Delegates from the Democratic National Party arrive Wednesday at Nationwide Arena.
Delegates from the Democratic National Party arrive Wednesday at Nationwide Arena.
1:03PM
August
8, 2014

Columbus awaits a decision on a political plum. A team from the Democratic National Committee wrapped up a two day visit to get a close up look for a possible 2016 national convention.

Maggots Found In Food At Prisons In Marysville, Trumbull County

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Aramark Correctional Services is a private company with the contract to feed Ohio prison inmates.
8:31AM
July
8, 2014

The private company charged with feeding Ohio prison inmates says maggots were found in food and serving equipment at two Ohio prisons.

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Outnumbers Nation in 2013

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Columbus Public Health officials say Central Ohio's mumps outbreak now outnumbers cases nationwide in 2013.
2:37PM
June
24, 2014

The number of mumps cases in Central Ohio now outnumbers all of the cases nationwide last year.

Census Data Show Columbus Is Growing Fast

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No other large Ohio city comes close to Columbus' growth between 2010 and 2013.
9:04AM
May 22, 2014

The city grew by 4.3 percent from 2010 through 2013, to 822,553 residents. Columbus is still the country’s 15th largest city, just behind San Francisco in population.

Ruling Clears Upper Arlington In Discrimination Claim

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Tree of Life Christian Schools has been trying since 2009 to consolidate its schools in an office complex in Upper Arlington.
9:05AM
April
30, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that Upper Arlington didn’t discriminate in blocking a Christian school that is trying to move to a large office complex in the city.

Poll: Voters Skeptical Of Proposed Zoo Levy

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The proposed levy on the May 6 ballot would increase Franklin County property taxes to about $44 a year for every $100,000 of home value.
8:52AM
April 30, 2014

The poll from Survey USA commissioned by WCMH says 56 percent of likely Franklin County voters are against the levy, while 36 percent say they support it.