Public policy news alerts are compiled and posted by the Rev. Deniray Mueller, legislative liaison for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Social Justice & Public Policy Convener. If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact her at or 614.668.6036.


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The New York Times  Pope Francis declares death penalty unacceptable in all cases

Associated Press  Kasich done with stopping executions


The Columbus Dispatch  As 3-D printed gun debate rages, Ohio AG DeWine says ‘it is legal to make a gun’


Food Research & Action Center  New report finds that more Americans, particularly children, are at risk of hunger

The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio ranks 18th in food hardship


The Philadelphia Inquirer  How opioids reshape your brain, and what scientists are learning about addiction

Associated Press  Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs bill increasing some drug penalties