Ohio lawmaker wants law requiring police to record race during traffic stops

In January, State Rep. Juanita Brent will introduce legislation requiring police agencies to record race data when making traffic stops. The Cleveland Democrat says “the only way we can make systemic change is with the data.”

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Cleveland adds new EV charging station, aims for citywide equity

On Wednesday, the city of Cleveland unveiled its first electric vehicle charging station at the Frederick Douglass Recreation Center in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood. The charging station is part of a push to make EV ownership more accessible and affordable to city residents.

Short-staffed: Employers must adapt to worker sentiment post-COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to rethink their priorities, their work environments, and career choices. As more workers head toward gig work and freelance work-from-home jobs, Northeast Ohio employers are looking for new ways to attract and retain workers in a dwindling workforce.

Hessler Road re-do: Developer back at it with six 3-bedroom apartments

Facing continued opposition from Hessler Road neighbors, developer Russell Berusch presented yet another apartment building design to the Cleveland Landmarks Commission.

Out Fitness Collective offers affirming, inclusive workout space for LGBTQ+, allied community

Founder Josh Jones Forbes, a Detroit Shoreway neighborhood resident, founded Out Fitness Collective in the neighborhood to provide a low-cost, welcoming workout space for people at any fitness level.

Power to the pedestrian: new HAWK signal in University Circle lets walkers tell cars to stop

Amid concerns about pedestrian safety in the University Circle area of Cleveland, an innovative HAWK traffic signal allows pedestrians to give vehicles a red light.

How a wealthy suburb profits from ticketing Black drivers

Bratenahl has assessed more than $700,000 in fines, court costs and other revenue since 2020, mostly from Black Clevelanders who drove through the village’s jurisdiction.

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