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The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Will a U.S. Supreme Court nomination raise the stakes in the presidential election? (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has sparked an immediate battle between parties in an already-polarized presidential election year. Despite calls from Senate Republicans to allow the next president to choose a replacement, President Obama has begun fielding ca

At the Ohio Statehouse, 25 percent of lawmakers are female. (Wikimedia/Alexander Smith)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - According to new research, the adage "a government of the people and by the people" rings only somewhat true at Ohio's Statehouse. A new series from the Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline project examines the demographics of state Legislatures. The first installment, released today,

The Land and Conservation Fund helps protect the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Credit: Taximes/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Conservation groups are not giving up their fight to continue a program that supports some of Ohio, and the nation's most crowned jewels. Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire last week, a fund that protects national parks and other lands, including the C

Should term limits be longer, or shorter? According to The League of Women Voters, term limits should be eliminated altogether. Credit: Alexander Smith/Wikimedia Commons.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Should term limits be longer? Shorter? According to The League of Women Voters, term limits should be eliminated. Ohio state lawmakers can currently serve up to eight consecutive years in either the House or Senate, with no lifetime limit. Earlier this year, the Ohio Constitu

PHOTO: Newburgh Heights is among the six Ohio cities that have passed measures calling on Congress to end

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Five years ago, the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling gave corporations the same free-speech rights as individuals to contribute money to political campaigns. Momentum has grown since then in Ohio to end what's known as "corporate personhood." Newburgh Heights is among six Ohi

PHOTO: Voters in two Ohio communities overwhelmingly supported ordinances on Tuesday calling on Congress to enact a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood. Photo credit: Pippalou/Morguefile.

CLEVELAND - Momentum is building in the Buckeye State to stop the influence of Big Money in elections. Voters in the Cleveland-area communities of Mentor and Chagrin Falls passed resolutions on Tuesday calling on Congress to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring corporate entities

GRAPHIC: Data from Maplight highlights the so-called

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research shows the influence of the growth of undisclosed political contributions or dark money on elections in Ohio. According to a MapLight analysis, more than $13 million in undisclosed donations were contributed in the 2012 congressional race in Ohio. Spokeswoman P

Michael Greenman of Columbus, Ohio, national moderator of the Move to Amend Interfaith Caucus

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One group that disagrees with the 2010 "Citizen United" Supreme Court decision, which ruled that corporations are people and money is protected as free speech, is organizing in the faith community to get money out of politics. Michael Greenman, Columbus, is national moderator of the

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