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Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 12:13 PM

April 24-30 is National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community. President Barack Obama chose this week to unveil a series of federal initiatives designed to model a new framework for prisoner reentry in the United States. The initiatives are being touted as important steps to alleviate the devastating consequences of mass incarceration.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 4:31 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the university’s food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM

I’m getting old.I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

The marijuana legalization question on the ballots in about a dozen states this fall may be a simple yes or no proposition. But today’s conversation about marijuana is more complicated than you’d think, especially compared to the mostly one-sided...

Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

The Orange County, California district attorney convened a committee of legal experts to respond to a jailhouse informant scandal that rocked the office. Men and women were being sent to prison, some for life, based on the unreliable testimony of...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 11:03 AM

When the going gets tough, you can always expect distractions from elected officials.Most state coffers aren’t full enough to offer free bread, but there is always plenty of money for circuses.

Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Years ago, an acquaintance gifted me with a lemon tree — the patio variety.Because I was living in northeastern Ohio, however, the weather forced it to become an indoor plant.

Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Once again in Afghanistan, the Taliban has captured headlines through a spectacular and startling military attack. On April 19, a terrorist explosion rocked a section of Kabul. Early estimates indicate 28 people were killed and approximately 300...

Updated Apr 19, 2016 at 11:24 AM

I had been an editor for six months.I have still never covered a story that big, nor do I expect or hope to.

Updated Apr 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM

At the Democrats’ family dinner table, the divide is generational. The millennials are for Bernie, with youthful enthusiasm. The boomers are for Hillary, with middle-aged resignation.

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