Morgan Trau, WCPO

Morgan Trau


Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Morgan:

Ohio doctor: Misinformation contributing to state's measles outbreak

While Ohio’s measles outbreak climbs to 56, with 20 hospitalizations of unvaccinated children and babies, state lawmakers continue to hear legislation that would ban all vaccine requirements → Read More

Bill to protect gun stores and firearm owners during state of emergency passes Ohio House

A bill to protect gun stores and firearm owners during a state of emergency, drawing the ire of gun safety advocates and the state's largest police union. → Read More

Ohio lawmakers postpone bill that limits health care for LGBTQ+ youth

Ohio Republicans Tuesday stopped their own bill from moving forward for this General Assembly, one that would severely limit healthcare for LGBTQ+ youth. → Read More

Birth certificate gender changes for trans Ohioans are at discretion of judges in each county

The ability to change the gender marker on a birth certificate in Ohio depends on what county the resident lives in, allowing local judges to decide to approve or deny at their discretion. → Read More

Bad Blood: Ohio AG Yost evaluating if he can investigate Ticketmaster for Taylor Swift ticketing mess

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is evaluating whether he has the legal ability to launch an investigation into Ticketmaster following the disastrous rollout of Taylor Swift tickets. → Read More

Ohio GOP moves forward bill to strip powers from Board of Ed. after losing control to Democrats

Democratic-affiliated candidates won control over the State Board of Education in Ohio, and one week later, the Republican lawmakers moved a bill forward to strip their powers. → Read More

Ohio Senate GOP to clarify women's health exemptions on six-week abortion ban

Ohio Senate Republicans are working to clarify language on the six-week abortion ban following feedback from medical professionals. → Read More

Ohio Republicans introduce legislation to make it more difficult for citizens to amend constitution

Ohio Republicans introduced a new resolution Thursday that purposely makes it more difficult for citizens to amend the state Constitution. → Read More

Ohio bill limiting healthcare for LGBTQ+ youth would create a type of registry of trans kids, activist says

Ohio Republicans are attempting to update a bill that severely limits healthcare for LGBTQ+ youth with a new provision that physicians are calling a "registry of transgender kids." → Read More

Gov. DeWine addresses redistricting drama, shares priorities for next term in one-on-one interview

Gov. DeWine won his reelection in a landslide, in what will most likely be his last term in public office. He sat down with News 5 to discuss his legacy, economic development and controversies. → Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine sits down with News 5 to discuss reelection, abortion

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine won his reelection in a landslide. He sat down for an interview with News 5 to discuss his legacy, economic development and controversies. → Read More

How Ohio's criminal justice system will be changed by Issue 1

With the vast majority of ballots counted, voters in Ohio overwhelmingly chose to approve a constitutional amendment that would change how the criminal justice system functions. → Read More

Some polling locations have changed; here's how to check

Tens of thousands of Northeast Ohio voters will have to cast their ballot in a different location than their primaries, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. → Read More

Proposed bill would require Ohio prisons to provide feminine hygiene products

Ohio law does not explicitly state that feminine hygiene products need to be given to those incarcerated who need them, but a new bill would change that. → Read More

The 6 races that could impact Ohio's redistricting debate

The future Ohio Supreme Court will decide the state's district maps, but there are also three other races that could make or break what kind of plans are put forward. → Read More

What is ‘hooning,’ and why are Ohio lawmakers trying to pass a law against it?

Ohio lawmakers want to slam the breaks on "hooning," or reckless driving, putting forward a new bill to curb speed racing, performing dangerous donuts and allowing passengers to ride out windows. → Read More

Sick of campaign ads yet? Here's why you're seeing so many, and why experts say they work

Campaign ads, although excessive, actually do impact voters, according to researchers, but not always in the way that information consumers may think. → Read More

Cleveland doctor, who said COVID-19 vax makes people magnetic, under state investigation

A Cleveland doctor who falsely claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine makes people magnetic and may be connected to 5G towers is currently under investigation by the state medical board. → Read More

Gen-Z voters worry about possible age restrictions if Issue 2 is passed

Issue 2 on Ohio's 2022 general election ballot is worrying some Gen-Z voters, due to a provision that may reduce the number of 18-year-olds eligible to vote. → Read More

Issue 2: Ohio voters to decide whether non-citizens can vote in local elections

Issue 2 on Ohio's 2022 general election ballot will allow voters to determine if non-citizens can vote in hyper-local elections. → Read More