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Feds join city lawsuit against apartment owner over conditions at the Alms Hill Apartments

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The standoff between owners of the Alms Hill apartments in Walnut Hills and the building's residents is intensifying and is central to a lawsuit now on its way to federal court.   

Deeper Issues

Experts say Cincinnati is a model for police reform, but healing wounds might go beyond changing law enforcement

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Eight months after the deaths of Michael Brown and other black citizens at the hands of police, tensions still simmer.   

Awaiting Change

New Hamilton County court docket looks to help individuals escape the lingering barriers of sex trafficking

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
When Caroline came out as transgender during high school, her mother asked that she leave her house and neighborhood in Northern Kentucky. That rejection started a long, harrowing journey through sex trafficking and addiction.  

Bottoms Up?

Council moves to create new entertainment districts and bring more bars and restaurants downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Downtown Cincinnati could soon get 21 more liquor licenses under a new proposal pending state approval.   

Slow Ride

A proposed East Side bike trail is one of the final pieces needed to connect Cincinnati to a statewide network of trails. So what’s the holdup?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Picture an epic trip on a dedicated bike trail from downtown Cincinnati to the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland. Or, if you’re less ambitious, visualize a Saturday jaunt from Milford to downtown. Both are surprisingly close to reality.
  

Trade Offs

Proposed redevelopment in Walnut Hills brings up tough questions about affordable housing

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Seventy-four-year-old Pearlie Young says she likes her apartment on Chapel Street in Walnut Hills, where she has lived for four years.  

Faulty Math?

Gov. Kasich’s quirky education-funding formula lists Indian Hill beside the state’s have-nots

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
One of the state’s wealthiest school districts is among those on the list to receive an increase in state aid under a new plan submitted by Gov. John Kasich.    

Going for the Green

An Ohio group wants voters to legalize marijuana and constrict cultivation to a few select investors

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
If a group of former athletes, entrepreneurs, developers and other investors gets its way, a high-profile ballot initiative seeking to change Ohio’s constitution could make it legal to light up a joint in the state.   

Talking Points

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati continues the discussion over racial disparities in the justice system

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
More than 70 people sat in the chilly auditorium at Truth and Destiny Covenant Church in Mount Airy Jan. 24 listening raptly to two attorneys talk about traffic stops.
  

A Growing Hunger

Cincinnati’s food insecurity problem is growing and experts say it needs serious attention

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The region’s hunger problem isn’t relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s Hunger Alliance, a statewide group.   

Loose Change

Ohio boosted its minimum wage by 15 cents on Jan. 1, but advocates say it's not enough

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Workers making low wages in Ohio got a small raise Jan. 1, as the state automatically raised the minimum companies here must pay workers by 15 cents.  

Family Matters

The search for acceptance is high-stakes for transgender youth

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Emmanuel Gray was a 19-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati when he came out as transgender six years ago, first to his peers and trusted mentors at school, then to his parents.   

Granting Support

University of Cincinnati lands $500,000 grant aimed at recognizing and treating at-risk youth

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
In Hamilton County, an estimated 100 kids are homeless each night. For Lighthouse Youth Services, that’s 100 too many.   

Digging Deep

Remembering six unique CityBeat cover stories from 2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Some were news stories, yes, but this past year of work also happened to include explorations of the strange world of reality TV, the questionable practices of a group of for-profit art show promoters and the wide world of ridesharing, along with more straightforward examinations of complicated urban issues.
  

Change a Comin’

Clifton Heights residents push back against developments they say are changing the character of their neighborhood

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Cincinnati City Council has opened the door for a controversial project in Clifton Heights on a site once occupied by a sprawling historic mansion on West McMillan Street.