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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is counting on labor and memories of S.B. 5.

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FitzGerald isn't giving up, but many Stark voters are wary and weary
Story by M.L. Schultze
Labor Day unofficially marks the time when politics moves from the obsession of the political class to the at-least-passing interest of casual voters.  And Stark County has the kind of bellwether status that makes Labor Day weekend at the fair a must on the calendars of candidates. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze stopped at the fair to gauge how far news about in the governor’s race has penetrated...
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Exploradio: Saving America's most endangered animals
The eastern U.S. has more freshwater mussel species than anywhere else in the world, and more than half of them are facing extinction
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Nourishing mind, body and soul: Yoga, art, and chickpea crepes
These are the last days to see and savor "Yoga:The Art of Transformation" at the Cleveland Museum of Art and its Provenance Restaurant
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Pluto: How Kent State football should honor its fallen teammate
Pluto says KSU should "play like and act like Jason" this season. Jason Bitsko died last week due to an undetermined medical issue. 
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Ohio Amish hate-crime convictions are overturned
Appeals court says jury in the trial of Sam Mullet and his followers was not given the proper instructions regarding religion and hate crimes
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Cleveland VA schedules town hall for today
Local VA staff will help with scheduling and other issues; meanwhile, former Cleveland chief is to be sentenced on Sept. 17
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Labor Day parades draw the kinds of supporters Ed FitzGerald needs
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate plans no major shifts in the final two months of the campaign
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House committee to hear possible amendments to anti-Common Core bill
Amendments would include dropping requirements for literary works to come primarily from European and American authors of older eras; creationism language is also questioned
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Record low number of Ohioans in the labor force - The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports just 59% of Americans 16 and over have declared that they are part of the labor force – in Ohio, that figure is just under 63%.
 
Canton's Stadium Park is starting reconstruction of walking track this week - The project is expected to be completed by mid-October
 
New facility to help the chronically homeless in Cleveland - The complex will give homes to people with disabilites who have been regularly homeless
 
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Happy September! It's festival fever with the Garlic Festival in Shaker Square and Art in the Park in Kent, hometown heroes the Black Keys at the Q, rising superstar Ed Sheeran at the Wolstein Center, the Piano Guys at PlayhouseSquare - and more this week in Northeast Ohio!

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The Cleveland Garlic Festival - Sept. 6 & 7

Celebrate the "stinking rose" at the Cleveland Garlic Festival with grill-offs, food tastings, music and more on Shaker Square on Sept. 6 from noon to 9 p.m. and Sept. 7 from noon to 6 p.m.

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Gay Games 9: Bringing the World to Ohio

From August 9 – 16, the International Gay Games took up residence in Cleveland and Akron in what was an inclusive sporting and cultural event. Revisit Amanda Rabinowitz's coverage of the games and go to WKSU's Tumblr page for additional images and posts.

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