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Debate Forum: 10/25

The Death of Garden Station? City eviction of Garden Station plants seeds of doubt By Sarah Sidlow It might be fair to say the City of Dayton and the folks involved with Garden Station won’t be exchanging holiday cards this year. Reminder: Garden Station is an art park and community garden at Wayne Avenue and […]

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Debate Forum: 10/18

Easy come, easy go Should Dayton increase its income tax? By Sarah Sidlow Fun fact: The city of Dayton maintains 5,700 vacant lots and mows them two to three times per year. Another fun fact: The city of Dayton has proposed a 0.25 percent earnings tax increase, so that they could, among other things, mow […]

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Debate Forum: 10/11

JASTAfarians So you want to sue Saudi Arabia By Sarah Sidlow Congress, it seems, has finally done something. In one of the most sweeping bipartisan efforts in recent memory, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a bill allowing victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any role the […]

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Debate Forum: 10/4

Adulting It’s hard—especially in the juvenile justice system By Sarah Sidlow Parens Patriae. No, it’s not a Harry Potter spell. It’s actually an idea: political authority carries with it the responsibility to protect its citizens—as a protector, caretaker, disciplinarian. It’s one component behind the philosophy for creating a separate juvenile justice system in the United […]

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Debate Forum: 9/27

Hands up Protesting shooting death: is it the right response? By Sarah Sidlow Charlotte, North Carolina, erupted last week in response to the shooting death of a black man outside an apartment complex. Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer who believed he was armed. Detectives have said they recovered […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/27

Terror up the streets Government highways test self-driving cars by Mark Luedtke Imagine you owned your own road, and your children, family, and friends all drove on it. Now, imagine some multi-billionaire asked if he could test his self-driving car on your road next to your family. The billionaire could build his own roads and […]

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Debate Forum 9/20

‘Just doing my job’ Obama strongly suggests pipeline pipes down By Sarah Sidlow Word to know: “Dakota.” It’s the name of two states in the U.S., as well as the name of an indigenous Native American tribe. Translated in the Yankton-Yanktonai and Santee dialects of the Lakota Sioux language, it means “friendly.” Ironic, considering the […]

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One bubble fits all?

Michigan takes a second look at single-party voting By Sarah Sidlow Pass the popcorn. With Ohio just weeks away from early voting, the battleground Buckeyes are glued to their northerly neighbors and the debate over straight-ticket voting. Missed the headlines? Here’s a recap: Straight-ticket voting, also called straight-party voting, is an option that allows a […]

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On Your Marc: 9/13

Dreamer to famer Chet Moeller’s quiet ride to the Hall of Fame By Marc Katz   He was a dreamer, Chet Moeller said of himself. He grew up in Kettering, when Jack Tatum was starring at safety for Ohio State. He saw the All-America Tatum and thought some day he could be that kind of […]

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Back in the game

With Reds’ Dave Miley By Marc Katz   You will not be wrong if you happen by Franklin County High School in Brookville, Indiana, next spring and think you see former Reds Manager Dave Miley coaching the baseball team there. It will be Miley teaching the game, settling down where his wife Andrea grew up […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]