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A newly announced diversion program by the Columbus City Attorney's office is designed to break the cycle of repeat offenders by looking at the causes of their crimes. 

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The city of Columbus today filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio to halt legislation enacted last year because it limits the ability municipalities have to enact local gun ordinances. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 150 thousand dollar settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by two women arrested along with porn star Stormy Daniels at a strip club last year. 

The Trump administration is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Columbus, three other cities and a Virginia couple for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.  

The City of Columbus has filed a public nuisance lawsuit against an Illinois-based company that owns hundreds of properties in Columbus.   

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The Columbus City Attorney's office says ride sharing scooters recently made available in the city are now legal to use on sidewalks and in the streets.   

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 Democratic Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says he's willing to erase convictions of those prosecuted under a state law prohibiting strip club employees from touching customers. 

President Trump has consistently declared that the Affordable Care Act — commonly referred to as Obamacare — is a broken mess, and after several unsuccessful attempts to repeal the national health care law, he has eagerly anticipated that it will "fail" and "implode."

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The Columbus city attorney has recommended police not enforce the state law cited to arrest porn start Stormy Daniels last week. 

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The Columbus City Attorney's office says a special prosecutor will be hired to determine whether the statute of limitations has expired for investigating allegations a white Columbus police commander improperly put emails about potential sexual abuse of a dozen black children in his junk folder. 

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The head of the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police  is strongly denying politics played any part in the arrest of  porn start Stormy Daniels earlier this week. 

A Franklin County judge says the City of Columbus' recently enacted ban on bump stocks is unconstitutional. 

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Porn star Stormy Daniels performed early this morning at another Columbus strip club, a day after police arrested her at a different club. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 30 thousand dollar settlement of excessive use of force claims by a man stomped by a police officer while restrained last year. 

The Columbus City Attorney's office has filed a motion seeking to halt the state's planned auction of computers owned by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, saying they may contain evidence of attendance-data manipulation. 

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Columbus City Council last night rejected placing on the May ballot a plan to expand the panel and create district or ward representation.

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Columbus city attorneys are denying white police officers used excessive force when they arrested a black man last year in an incident captured on video. 

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Columbus City Council last night appointed a local realtor and the head of Northland Community Council as the newest city council member.

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Columbus City Council last night chose its first openly gay president. 

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Columbus City Council has narrowed to 13 the list of applicants to fill the seat being vacated by council president Zach Klein, the incoming city attorney. 

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The City of Columbus has filed a lawsuit against three drug manufacturers, five distributors and three individuals the city council president calls 'opinion leaders' for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis.

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The Columbus Fraternal Order of Police has passed a no confidence vote in Columbus mayor Andy Ginther and two other city officials. 

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Columbus City Council last night held the first public hearing on the Columbus Charter Review Committee's recommendations to change how council members are elected.

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

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Columbus City Council is considering legislation to ban the use of so-called "conversion therapy" on LGBTQ youth. 

In exchange for an estimated $68-million tax abatement, the developer behind the Easton Town Center retail complex is promising to create 500 new jobs, 250 housing units and jumpstart a development fund for the nearby Linden neighborhood. 

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Columbus City officials yesterday responded to executive orders from President Trump banning refugees and immigrants from some countries with a majority Muslim population.

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Two men with the last name of Klein will be running for Columbus City Attorney next year. 

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Incumbent Republican Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien defeated Democratic challenger and Columbus City Council President Zach Klein last night by about 18,000 votes.

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Less than a week before Election Day, the candidates for Franklin County prosecutor engaged in a spirited debate at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

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