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Mayor Patterson can still surprise me

************************** By Damon Krane October 14, 2021 Athens Messenger (Athens, Ohio) ************************** By Damon Krane There’s nothing surprising about the vitriol and lies Athens Mayor Steve Patterson directed at me this week. Nor is there anything surprising about Patterson allying … Continue reading

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Press Release: Candidate Damon Krane’s response to Athens (Ohio) City Council considering banning discrimination against Section 8 tenants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 13, 2021FROM: The Committee to Elect Damon Krane I’m very happy Athens City Council is finally considering expanding affordable housing by prohibiting landlords from discrimination against Section 8 tenants within Athens city limits. 19 other … Continue reading

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Athens, Ohio: Where have all the leftist candidates gone?

************************** By Damon Krane The New Political(Athens, Ohio) Friday, April 9, 2021 Athens News (Athens, Ohio) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 ************************** A January 25 Athens News headline declared, “Athens could have its most competitive election season in years, and it … Continue reading

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Yes, Athens (Ohio) police and politicians are racist, too

************************** By Damon Krane Athens News (Athens, Ohio) Wednesday, July 15, 2020 ************************** As the largest social movement in US history calls to end policing as we know it, local politicians from both parties are lining up on the wrong side … Continue reading

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Athens, Ohio’s response to COVID-19 highlights health hazards of landlord rule

************************** By Damon Krane Athens News (Athens, Ohio) Thursday, April 2, 2020 ************************** Beginning on March 12, municipalities all over Ohio and the U.S. began heeding the advice of public health experts by halting residential eviction hearings to slow the … Continue reading

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When the Confederate Flag Wasn’t Racist for Me

************************** By Damon Krane Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Athens News (Athens, Ohio) Thursday, August 21, 2019 ************************** __________________ (Note: The following column was written in response to controversy surrounding the sale of Confederate flag items at the Athens County Fair … Continue reading

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Athens incumbent mayor responds to challenge with false, misleading figures

************** By Damon Krane Blog Exclusive March 8, 2019 ************** Athens, Ohio mayor Steve Patterson has good reason to want to give the impression that Athens doesn’t have a slumlord problem and that he has a good handle on rental … Continue reading

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Stop Politicians and Landlords from Corporatizing Athens, Ohio

************************* By Damon Krane The Athens News Monday, April 2, 2018 ************************* The author in 2016, working at Hot Potato Food Truck, which he owns and operates in Athens, Ohio.   Ask Athenians why they love their town, and you’re … Continue reading

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Ohio University students can defeat their school’s new protest ban just like they defeated past speech restrictions

******************* By Damon Krane The Athens News (Athens, Ohio) October 19, 2017 ******************* Restrictions on speech and assembly intended to suppress student activism are nothing new at Ohio University. Much like the new indoor campus protest ban, administrators used to … Continue reading

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