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M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

Akron City Council is not likely to decide until this fall what to do about a tent city of homeless people on the city’s east side. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on a struggle by city planners and others to find an answer:

Advocates for Second Chance Village cheered and elebrated the announcement that the Akron Planning Commission would delay a vote on the tent city’s future until next month.

Knowing the time is an essential part of life, whether you’re running late for work or you want to be early for a date. And for decades people turned to wristwatches or pocket watches to keep track. But in the age of smart devices, could the hobby of collecting timepieces be dying out?

Family photo of Tamir Rice
Family of Tamir Rice

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, June 15:

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Columbus Friday to tout the new federal tax reform plan, but there will be attention on something else outside the venue.

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ASHTON MARRA / WCPN

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the findings of their 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey today, measuring the rates of drug use, instances of violence and suicidal thoughts and actions among the nation’s teens.

Fewer teenagers are using drugs and having sex, according to the survey results, but there are still many areas of concern for the public health agency.

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