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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - OH: Criminal Justice

An estimated 79,000 people are incarcerated in Ohio. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is being hailed as a national leader for taking bold steps to protect residents from the new coronavirus, and civil-rights groups say people in jail or prison deserve the same consideration. Ohio has at least 119 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than 7,300 across the co

Quantifying the scope of human trafficking is difficult as victims are hidden in the shadows. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio lawmakers and advocates are continuing their relentless effort to end human trafficking. Toledo-area Democratic Sen. Teresa Fedor, Democratic Rep. Tavia Galonski of Summit County, and Republican Sen. Stephanie Kunze of Franklin County are hosting the 11th annual Human Tra

African-American survivors of domestic violence can be reluctant to seek legal assistance, according to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Escaping abuse can be overwhelming, and it can be even more complicated for some women of color. According to the Centers for Disease Control, homicide victims of intimate-partner violence are disproportionately young women of color. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network has a Legal

Nearly 5,000 Ohio females are incarcerated, one of the highest per-capita rates in the country for women, according to the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections. (Adobe Stock)<br />

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio ranks in the top eight states nationwide for the number of girls in youth detention facilities, and Cuyahoga County is now working to change that. Bridget Gibbons, director of programming for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, says her colleagues began by reviewing the rec

Cincinnati Police Stops by Census Block, Percent African American by Census Black. (Lucia Walinchus)

By Lucia Walinchus and Max Londberg. Video by Michael Nygerges. Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Reporters from the nonprofit newsroom Eye on Ohio, The Cincinnati Enquirer an

In 2018, law enforcement agencies across Ohio received more than 75,000 calls related to domestic violence, according to the Ohio Attorney General's office. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio woman is reflecting on being given a second chance after spending more than a decade in prison for killing an abusive partner in self-defense. Thomia Hunter was granted clemency earlier this year by then-Gov. John Kasich. Hunter already had served 13 years of her 15-years-

A District Court judge in Ohio is overseeing a collection of more than 2,500 lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cities and counties in Ohio and across the country must decide by today whether they want to be a part of a possible multi-billion-dollar opioid settlement. In U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the National Prescription Opiate Litigation is a collection

The state legislature added $1 million to the Ohio budget for domestic-violence services. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins today, and advocates are gathering at the Ohio statehouse to reflect on progress made to help survivors while remembering lives lost. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network is honoring Rep. Laura Lanese, R-Grove City, with the Croucher Fa

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