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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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Local News Reporting the Silver Lining of OU’s Recent Mass Arrest

  ************************* By Damon Krane Athens News Monday, February 27, 2017 ************************* Ohio University’s Feb. 1 arrests of the pro-“sanctuary campus” demonstrators dubbed the Baker 70 marked a dramatic change from past university responses to campus activism. Local media coverage … Continue reading

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Forget Hitler — Israel’s Prime Minister claims the Holocaust was a Palestinian invention!

By Damon Krane Blog Post October 23, 2015 __________________ Ever since the end of World War II, top US politicians and pundits have been quick to declare each new enemy head of state “the next Hitler.” Saddam Hussein, Slobodan Milosevic, … Continue reading

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Free Student Press & Classroom Teachers

By Damon Krane August 15, 2015 _____________ Free Student Press never has been very controversial among school administrators. That’s because their opposition to FSP’s work has been nearly unanimous. Teachers, however, are another story. While many teachers have worked to … Continue reading

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