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Lost in Wilberforce

America’s oldest historically black private college is on the verge of losing its accreditation. Can it be saved?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wilberforce must address enormous debt, a deteriorating campus and serious holes in the administration, holes which until very recently included the president of the university, all before December 15, or risk losing its accreditation.  

A Tale of Two Suburbs

The checkered past of two racially tense Midwestern suburbs

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Many have made parallels between the shooting of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer and the killing of John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Walmart — but the racial tensions and local reactions surrounding the tragedies differ.  

True Believers

Charlie Winburn and Cecil Thomas perform political acrobatics in their fight for state Senate

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Though this year’s election season is marked by some pretty uninspiring races, there’s at least one intriguing undecided contest.
  

Food Fight

UC researchers are making important strides against food allergies

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Just prior to the Food Allergy Research and Education walk in mid-September, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine immunologist Fred Finkelman took the stage to discuss groundbreaking research on suppressing food allergies in mice.
  

Getting Connected

Free Wi-Fi for Lower Price Hill another step toward empowerment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The hotspots provide free Wi-Fi for the entirety of Lower Price Hill courtesy of a partnership between Symmes Township tech company Powernet and Cincinnati Public Schools.  

Change of Heart

Conservative former justice officials seek to reform Ohio’s death penalty

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Terry Collins, former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections, says he’s deeply conservative and strongly believes in the rule of law — and also wants to see the death penalty banned in Ohio.  

Historic Crossroads

A major highway project and powerful development interests look to reshape three long-neglected uptown neighborhoods

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Recent discussions about an ongoing $100 million highway project at the intersection of Avondale, Corryville and Walnut Hills have raised questions about ways development might help address the neighborhoods' recent struggles — and whether it will at all.
  

Last Stand at The Banks

The only minority-owned business in Cincinnati’s prized riverfront development is on its way out

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The long, often difficult saga of the only black-owned business at The Banks appears to be coming to an end. Mahogany’s owner Liz Rogers announced Sept. 9 that the upscale Southern restaurant will move from the city’s prized riverfront development.  

Uphill Battle

Democrats see a chance to regain a majority on the Hamilton County Commissioners board. Sort of.

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 2, 2014
After last month's battle between the city and Hamilton County's Republican Commissioners over funds to fix Music Hall and Union Terminal, Democrats sense an opportunity to unseat Commissioner Chris Monzel in the upcoming November election.
  

Dreaming Big

Cincinnati-area DREAMers share stories of struggles and success as they advocate for immigration reform

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Freedom Center's  Aug. 20 Dreamers' Summit strived to raise awareness about the struggles and courage of young undocumented immigrants in the area.
  

Lessons from Our Past

Police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., Beavercreek, Ohio bring a new round of soul-searching to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The police shooting Aug. 9 of an unarmed 18-year-old black man named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the subsequent protests that have drawn hundreds into the streets remind many of the challenges Cincinnati has faced when it comes to race relations and law enforcement.
  

Legal Question

Push for gay marriage rights in four states takes center stage in Cincinnati’s federal courthouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
On Aug. 6, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments about the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. At stake is a 2004 amendment to Ohio’s constitution and similar laws in the three other states. The hearings marked the next step of the ongoing battle over gay marriage rights, drawing national interest.
  

Epidemic Proportions

While Ohio contends with a swelling heroin epidemic, a federal law limits the number of addicts doctors can treat

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Multiple factors have converged in Ohio to bring heroin addiction and overdose numbers to crisis levels. Meanwhile, clinics providing treatment options that can help addicts wean themselves off heroin are limited by a 14-year-old federal law restricting the number of people they can treat.
  

Public Money, Private Problems

Questionable management and low performance bring scrutiny on Ohio’s charter schools

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
As quasi-private schools funded with public money across Ohio face scrutiny, some say they need to be held to a higher standard.  

DUI Debate

Mothers Against Drunk Driving joins litigation over Ohio’s DUI enforcement policies

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
If Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) can convince the Ohio Statehouse to pass “Annie’s Law,” or HB 469, all first-time DUI offenders wishing to drive during any probation will have to install a breathalyzer machine in their car and pass it for the car to start.