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Starting Early

After some deal-making, CPS and Preschool Promise will ask voters to fund universal preschool

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
If voters approve, the Queen City could be the first to try an ambitious effort to alleviate some of the earliest obstacles that poverty creates and lift up the next generation.  

Who’s on Board?

Upcoming Dennison Hotel demolition vote highlights the importance of city board appointments

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The contested fate of a historic building downtown is in the hands of an appointed seven-member board — and that makes preservationists nervous.    

Divesting Debate

Activists call on UC to freeze investments in fossil fuel, but the school’s industry ties complicate the situation

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The minefields that could lie before schools looking to divest reveal the influence industries and their funding sources can wield in higher education.

Center in a Storm

As Cincinnati Public Schools looks to expand, the future of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center hangs in the balance

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
CPS says it might need to use the Clifton School Building, which CCAC has leased for the past eight years, as a neighborhood school for Clifton and nearby neighborhoods.

Courting Controversy

As the city mulls selling public land in OTR to a private developer, familiar tensions arise

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
For 11-year-old Santinez Payne, the grassy lots and basketball courts behind his apartment building in northern Over-the-Rhine are among the most important places in the city. But the area means different things to different people.  

Growing Debate

Fight over Dennison demonstrates wider issues around Cincinnati’s changing downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Depending on the angle you look at it from, the 124-year-old Dennison Hotel is a historic gem needing to be rescued, the last sliver of bygone affordability in an ever-pricier downtown or a crumbling holdover from a less-successful era standing in the way of new development.  

Protection Plan

State legislators propose allowing the restriction of gun ownership for individuals involved in domestic disputes

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
HB 494, which was introduced by the two representatives last month, would allow Ohio judges the discretion to confiscate firearms when issuing temporary retraining orders for domestic violence.  

History in Progress

City’s conservation board could soon green-light demolition of historic building as downtown development heats up

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
As interest in development of new condos, apartments and retail space in the city’s central business district and neighboring areas grows, conflicts have emerged over historic architecture long seen as one of the Queen City’s most defining attributes.

From All Fronts

Local organizations discuss ways to combat environmental, economic disparities with pioneering group PUSH Buffalo

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The exchange highlighted local efforts tying together environmental and economic justice issues in Cincinnati as well as best practices for such efforts PUSH has developed.

Cincinnati Reds 2016 Season Preview

The saga of the rebuilding Redlegs

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Semantics aside, the recent trades of star players Todd Frazier and Aroldis Chapman have the Reds square in the middle of a retooling/reloading/rebuilding process the organization hopes will be brief.

Heightening Awareness

Youth conference aims to elevate the conversation about teen mental illness and suicide

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Adolescence is a difficult time for many young people. But add mental illness on top of normal teenage stresses and hormonal shifts, and life can seem nearly impossible for teens.  

Fault Lines

Donald Trump’s West Chester rally highlights deep divides in Ohio ahead of 2016 election

0 Comments · Monday, March 14, 2016
West Chester isn’t known for its political protests, but GOP presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump brought out the deep divides running through contemporary American politics during his March 13 rally in the sleepy exurb north of Cincinnati.  

Eating Right

State and local organizations place a renewed focus on food deserts

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
For many Cincinnatians stranded in the city’s food deserts, corner stores — with their standard variety of processed, sugary foods — often become the default grocers.

Cost of Care

Department of Veterans Affairs comes down on two local officials after investigation into Cincinnati’s VA Medical Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Dr. Barbara Temeck, the Cincinnati clinic’s acting chief of staff, and Jack Hetrick, the director of the regional Veterans Integrated Service Network, are facing possible criminal investigations.

Chartered Cruise

Ohio’s charter schools continue to underperform. Do new laws regulating them justify creating more?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Some of the state’s 290 physical charter schools, which receive more than $1 billion a year from taxpayers, have performed well. But other privately run, publicly funded charters have seen financial mismanagement and consistent low performance.