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After declaring racism a public health crisis a year ago, the county ADAMHS board replaced the word “racism” with “discrimination.” The board chair said this was because “there’s only one race – the human race.” Now they’ve voted to re-add the word racism, scrapping the amended resolution altogether.
Cleveland City Council is set to vote Wednesday, August 18th on a rules change allowing the Clerk of Council to establish rules and procedures for public comment at its meetings. The vote follows months of public debate and wrangling about the need for public comment, intensified by pressure from advocacy groups amidst the elections. All 17 council seats are up for grabs this fall, and council president Kevin Kelley is running for mayor.
Northeast Ohio residents got the opportunity to question seven candidates for Cleveland mayor about their priorities on public safety, racial equity and more last week during a mayoral debate coordinated by Ideastream Public Media and the City Club of Cleveland.
The nonprofit organization Organic Connects provides programs ranging from field trips that teach kids how to fish to environmental internships for urban youth. In addition to helping city kids connect with the outdoors in Cleveland, the group also helps to train young people for future environmental careers.