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Living History: The Burning River

By: Andrew Samtoy

Next in our series on Northeast Ohio history: The Cuyahoga River Fire.  

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H.O.L.A.

By: Andrew Samtoy

This week, we went to a meeting of H.O.L.A. (Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula) in Painesville. The group is primarily made up of people originally from Mexico. After a packed meeting, mostly focused on citizen advocacy and...

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International Transgender Day of Visibility 2015

By: Andrew Samtoy

We spoke to some of the participants at Cleveland's International Transgender Day of Visibility rally on Tuesday, March 31. We asked for coming out stories, as well as why non-transgender participants thought it was important to...

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Living History: Civil Rights Movements, then and now

By: Andrew Samtoy

For the first installment of Living History, we'll be talking about the Civil Rights movement, and how Civil Rights organizations have played a role in shaping Northeast Ohio.  

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Motivasians

By: Andrew Samtoy

Motivasians, a local group of Asian-American young professionals, had their annual meeting on Tuesday. The Asian-American community here is smaller than in many other cities, but it's growing. We sat down with some of the members...

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