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The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy

A seven-month study exploring early childhood education finds Franklin County lagging behind the nation in enrollment and significant differences in the experiences children have at home compared to out-of-home care settings. 

The City of Columbus today launched a pilot program to connect more women, minorities, and families to available resources as part of a broader financial empowerment effort.

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Sunday marked the eleventh straight day of police brutality protests in downtown Columbus.

Columbus voters will choose four City Council members this November, and a primary in May appears likely. 

Columbus City Council today announced plans to add another $3.3 million to Mayor Andy Ginther's 2019 municipal budget proposal. 

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The City of Columbus has agreed to pay a landscaping firm more than 140 thousand dollars to install nearly 800 new trees throughout the city. 

 Columbus leaders have announced a new tax abatement strategy designed to increase affordable housing stock. 

Civic and religious leaders broke ground Tuesday on a first-of-its kind social justice park in downtown Columbus. 

Columbus advocates, city officials and DACA recipients Thursday reiterated their call for Congress to agree on a legislative solution for the roughly 800,000 immigrants nationwide known as Dreamers.

A report issued last year by the Women's Fund of Central Ohio and the Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity found that working Ohio women earn just 78 cents for every dollar men earn.

The City of Columbus says companies that bid on municipal contracts will get credit for demonstrating during the qualification process that they are hiring "displaced workers" and ex-cons.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving the development director the authority to negotiate the creation of a tax-increment financing district for fast food operator White Castle to expand its corporate offices on Goodale Street and create 300 housing units.

The City of Columbus is taking additional steps to build on its status as a welcoming community to immigrants and refugees.

Columbus City Council last night approved a contract with Rumpke to collect recyclables and yard waste over the next five years.


Menstrual products will be free and accessible to women and girls in Columbus recreation centers and homeless shelters.

A mixed-used development is planned for the 400 block of West Broad Street, including the site of a recently closed restaurant.

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Columbus City Council members had little comment during last night's meeting about a protest held at City Hall yesterday calling for justice in the Tyre King shooting.


Columbus City Council last night approved an ordinance creating a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, with the penalty for violators being a first-degree misdemeanor.

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for United Parcel Service to expand its Trabue Road facility, retaining 748 jobs and creating 75 new ones.

Columbus City Council last night formally approved placing on the August ballot a measure asking voters to change the panel's make-up from from seven members elected at-large to 13 members, 10 of whom would be elected from wards.

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Columbus City Council last night appointed a former council member to complete the term of a council member who announced her resignation earlier this year.

Amid an FBI bribery investigation, Democratic Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills says she will resign on September 4th and will not run for election this year.