Downtown Cincinnati is on track to receive its own high-end grocery store on the ground level of the proposed apartment complex at Fourth and Race streets; it’s supposed to focus heavily on fresh produce, something the area has lacked widespread access to for years. CINCINNATI +2
Wildlife experts are trying to decide whether or not it’s worth the cost to save giant pandas, a species endangered because of human-fueled habitat loss and poaching. WORLD -2
Developers began demolition this week on Covington’s “Bishop’s Mansion,” the historic Victorian mansion just across the street from the grand St.
Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, to make way for a new, shiny Walgreens. CINCINNATI -2
A London Metropolitan Police sex crimes unit had a “standard operating procedure” in 2008 and 2009 that encouraged women to retract rape allegations so that no crime was recorded, according to a British police watchdog. WORLD -2
Diana Medley, the Sullivan, Ind., teacher who advocated for a local “straights only” high school prom, expressing that she believes gays “have no purpose in life,” has finally been suspended for her bigotry. WORLD +1
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