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24 June 2022

After a two-year virtual-only hiatus, ComFest is in many ways rising from the pandemic’s ashes and returning to its full glory at Goodale Park.

What should never be undervalued is the energy and creative power of the volunteers...

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18 June 2022

For decades environmentalists have warned that climate disasters are looming, but they are already here. Storms exacerbated by climate change knocked out electricity to a large portion of Central Ohio this week. Then came a brutal heat...

Bulldozer taking down a houseless encampment
13 June 2022

Hundreds of Columbus residents who have been living in tents and other makeshift shelters – community members who cannot afford traditional housing – have been evicted by the City of Columbus. More evictions of tent camps utilizing...

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07 June 2022

Columbus is witnessing two labor movements, and while Starbucks United has had success, the other more local of the two, Wex Workers United, says it is in a standoff with its boss, the Ohio State University.

Wex Workers United or...

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25 May 2022

Ohio State is “stalling” on giving their workers consent to vote or voluntarily allowing them to form a union, AFSCME Ohio Council 8, the local union helping Wex Workers United or “WWU” to organize, told the Free Press. OSU has...

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16 May 2022

A major hazardous byproduct of oil and gas operations, called “brine,” poses a pressing problem because of its long-term radioactivity and the extreme volumes produced each year.

Billions of gallons of this waste have been...

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