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Politics
8:10 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Secretary Of State Sets New Early Voting Hours

Secretary of State Jon Husted has established new early-voting hours for Ohio’s 88 counties for all upcoming elections following a recent federal court ruling. Early in-person voting will span four weeks before elections, including two Saturdays and one Sunday.

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Politics
8:35 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Federal Judge: Ohio Must Reinstate Early Voting

A federal judge has ordered Ohio to reinstate early in-person voting the three days before Election Day.

Earlier this year, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted had directed the 88 county boards of elections to hold uniform voting hours -- and they did not include the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before November’s gubernatorial election. Democrats challenged that, saying it disproportionately affects their voters, who dominate early-in person voting on those days.

In a speech in Akron last week, Husted said his only concern has been uniformity.

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Politics
11:41 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Husted Certifies May Primary Results

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has certified the official results for Ohio’s 2014 May Primary.

In a press release, Husted commended the “state’s elections officials and roughly 40,000 poll workers” who worked during the primary.  The Secretary says Ohio will now prepare for the upcoming August 5th Special Election and the November 4th General Election “to ensure they run smoothly.”

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History Talk from Origins
3:41 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Politics of International Sport

New stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, one of the 2014 World Cup host cities

Jesse Owens winning four gold medals in front of Adolf Hitler in 1936 Berlin. The 1942 Dynamo Kyiv soccer team which went on to defeat Hitler’s squad after being told, “If you win, you die.” Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising gloved hands in the Black Power salute in 1968. Gay rights and Vladimir Putin’s Russia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Politics
6:38 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Boehner Secures GOP Nomination Easily In Primary Election

House Speaker John Boehner
Credit Flickr Creative Commons User Gage Skidmore

House Speaker John Boehner beat two tea party challengers in the GOP primary last night. Now, he’ll face a college professor this fall in his bid for a 13th term in Congress.

In the Democratic primary, Miami University professor Tom Poetter defeated restaurant supervisor Matthew Guyette for the right to challenge Boehner in Ohio's 8th Congressional District.

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