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Free text-message course to help Clevelanders access local public records

If knowledge is power, then the skills to get public records are a superpower – one that will soon be available to all curious Clevelanders. Want information on how the city is spending taxpayer money? Looking for a police policy or court record? All you have to do is know how to ask. The Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative has teamed up with the Cleveland Documenters to create a new, free course.

Slavic Village effort takes HIV prevention to the neighborhood level in hopes of reversing trend

On a crisp fall day, a small group of masked community researchers fanned out on the streets of Slavic Village to ask residents a few questions about their sex lives. The effort was one part of a plan to understand why the Cleveland neighborhood has seen higher levels of new HIV cases diagnosed over the past five years, despite an overall downward trend in Cuyahoga County.

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