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06 May 2019

Gun violence has become an epidemic in the U.S., with shootings becoming so frequent in the news that many people have become desensitized to them. Over the last few years, some of the most shocking shootings have happened in public...

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04 May 2019

The Free Press Network is central Ohio's non-profit, community-driven media organization. Volunteers collaborate to support six publishing and media platforms that elevate locally produced content in central Ohio, USA. Sponsored by the...

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28 April 2019

A newspaper reporter friend told me that his paper's coverage policies were determined by the editor's interests rather than the readers' interests.

That could be a reason why newspapers are losing audience these days.


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19 April 2019

What’s Right

Compost Exchange: This is an important and convenient way to keep food out of the landfill to get it used in urban gardens and farms. For a small fee you take home a yellow tub, put...

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06 April 2019

We all have our own Origin Story that brings us to who we are today.  Whether it has brought trauma or prestige, all origin stories must be understood as how we begin.

Before starting let us all establish ground rules.  All Super...

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03 April 2019

New Chief:There’s a new Interim Columbus Police Chief in town – 29-year CPD veteran Thomas Quinlan – replacing embattled Kim Jacobs during the nationwide search for a permanent chief. Lucky him, walking into this mess…...


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