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A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.

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More than 100 protesters stormed the Columbus City Council stage tonight, demanding justice for Tyre King and Henry Green - two black teens shot and killed by Columbus police earlier this year.

The City of Columbus is giving a local health system a 6 million dollar tax break to build a new headquarters near the Route 315 and North Broadway interchange.

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Plans to move homeless people from the Faith Mission and other shelters into a building on North Grant Avenue are proceeding.

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Columbus City Council members had little comment during last night's meeting about a protest held at City Hall yesterday calling for justice in the Tyre King shooting.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 200 thousand dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed by a man who sustained severe injuries when he was hit by a Columbus Division of Fire ambulance in December of 2013.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 780 thousand dollar settlement with the family of a 4-year-old girl severely wounded when she was shot by a police officer in June of last year. 

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Supporters and opponents of a ballot issue that would change the structure of Columbus City Council continue to debate the issue for the public, with a forum Wednesday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club. 

Campaign finance reports show Columbus' corporate community is heavily backing the organized opposition to the August ballot issue expanding the size of Columbus City Council.

Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks for retailer Big Lots to move its headquarters from the west side to the northeast side.

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The Franklin County Republican Party has endorsed the August 2 ballot issue to add ward representation to Columbus City Council. Jim Letizia reports.  

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After a weekend full of opiate overdoses in Columbus, city officials encouraged drug addicts to obtain the widely-available antidote and seek treatment. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved paying nearly 100 thousand dollars in attorneys' fees for a lawsuit a Columbus man won against a local police officer.

The City of Columbus is forming a committee to review the city charter to examine the structure of Columbus City Council.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation related to the bond package voters will see on the November ballot.

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Columbus City Council last night approved an ordinance creating a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, with the penalty for violators being a first-degree misdemeanor.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is siding with abortion protesters over the proposed creation of 15-foot buffer zones around Columbus clinics.

Columbus City Council is considering an ordinance designed to reduce harassment at abortion clinics. 

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for United Parcel Service to expand its Trabue Road facility, retaining 748 jobs and creating 75 new ones.

Columbus City Council last night formally approved placing on the August ballot a measure asking voters to change the panel's make-up from from seven members elected at-large to 13 members, 10 of whom would be elected from wards.

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