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Can private employers require employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19?

Many frontline workers and at-risk individuals will be receiving a COVID-19 vaccine during the coming months. The question on employers' and employees' minds alike is whether employers can require their employees to receive the vaccine.
Recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance says yes, employers can requi ... (full story)

Dozens of judges concluding decades of dedicated service

Every December presents mixed emotions with the finality of another chapter of life and all of the unknowns that await in the upcoming year. Those sensations will be even more evident for the Ohio judges leaving the bench in 2021.
In total, more than 40 jurists will step down from the bench between Jan. 1 and April 18, 2021. Man ... (full story)

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

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State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic.
Ohio's governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers at the start of February, provided their school districts agree to re ... (full story)

Trump-supporting Christian leaders and their Sunday messages

Support for President Donald Trump has been consistently strong among evangelicals, with some professing that he has been the best friend Christians have had in the White House.
On the first Sunday since a mob of his supporters seeking to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's election stormed the U.S. Capitol and five people inc ... (full story)

State capitols reassess safety after violence at US Capitol

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The insurrection by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago has prompted governors and lawmakers in several states to heighten security at their own capitol buildings as they gather amid a pandemic for legislative sessions and inaugural ceremonies.
Like the U.S. Cap ... (full story)