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Akron Muni Court’s new housing program in full swing

According to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, the state’s eviction filing rate rose to 6.4% in 2022.
That’s more than 2% higher than it was in 2020 when local and federal moratoria on eviction proceedings and emergency rental assistance are credited with decreasing the filings to 4.2% from the prior year’s pre- ... (full story)


Geoengineering sounds like a quick climate fix, but without more research and guardrails, it's a costly gamble − with potentially harmful results

(THE CONVERSATION) When soaring temperatures, extreme weather and catastrophic wildfires hit the headlines, people start asking for quick fixes to climate change. The U.S. government just announced the first awards from a US$3.5 billion fund for projects that promise to pull carbon dioxide out of the air. Policymakers are also explo ... (full story)


After an 80-year absence, gray wolves have returned to Colorado − here's how the reintroduction of this apex predator will affect prey and plants


Joanna Lambert University of Colorado Boulder
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Joanna Lambert, University of Colorado Boulder
(THE CONVERSATION) Gray wolves were reintroduced to Colorado in December 2023, the latest attempt in a decades ... (full story)


What can cities do to correct racism and help all communities live longer? It starts with city planning

(THE CONVERSATION) The average life expectancy in the U.S. is 76.1 years. But this range varies widely – a child raised in wealthy San Mateo County, California, can expect to live nearly 85 years. A child raised in Fort Worth, Texas, could expect to live about 66.7 years.
Race, poverty, as well as related issues like the a ... (full story)


Struthers Muni Court Judge Jim Melone on his agenda

From introducing two mediation programs to reinstituting the drug court—those are just some of the initiatives Struthers Municipal Court Judge Jim Melone is planning to roll out in the near future.
Judge Melone began his six-year term on the bench at the beginning of 2024, after being sworn in on Dec. 18, 2023 by his form ... (full story)