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Metalworker Dominic Falcione designed the new LED sign at Angel Falls Coffee Company in Akron's Highland Square so that the colors can change randomly and constantly.

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Akron's Highland Square celebrates a neighborhood and public art
Story by Vivian Goodman
The hangout at the hub of a historic Akron neighborhood has had a makeover. Tonight the Highland Square community gathers before the new face of the Angel Falls Coffee Shop. WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports it’ll be the official unveiling of some privately funded, locally focused public art.
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Q&A: An outsider's evaluation of Akron's police recruiting effort
David Harris says Akron seems to have taken all the right steps with its outreach; now comes testing, screening and training
Ohio lawmakers could vote on 20-week abortion ban and heartbeat bill soon
Pro-life groups remain split on support of the bills
Exploradio: Improving the lives of paralyzed people
A Cleveland researcher is making progress on the long road of repairing spinal cord injuries
Akron searches for a police force that reflects itself; the art and science of recruiting new cops in a tense time
First in a Series: Akron recruits its newest class as national tensions between police and community play out
Is Ohio's Utica shale play going bust or just hitting a lull?
Drillling activity in the Utica Shale deposits of eastern Ohio is decreasing, rapidly
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Advocates are concerned Ohio is ready to roll back Medicaid expansion
Addiction advocate says the program has helped substance abusers
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Ohio's Board of Regents is tackling Lake Erie's algae problem
The college board dedicates $2 million for statewide university research into Ohio water issues  -- including toxic algae blooms
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Ohio House Dems stress education and health care - Democrats say they're returning to their basics while facing a daunting Republican majority
Stomach flu cases are rising in Cuyahoga County - More than 60 people became ill in outbreaks in nursing homes
National registry ranks Ohio fifth in criminal exonerations - Two men cleared were kept in prison a record 39 years nationally
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Listen to Folk Alley's Best of 2014 Stream

In December, Folk Alley listeners voted on their favorite new music from 2014. Top CD lists from the DJs and staff were mixed in and Folk Alley produced a seven-hour stream of the very best from the past year. Listen now!

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