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Flirting with the Middle

Despite his conservative record, Gov. John Kasich looks to kick up buzz for a potential White House run by presenting himself as moderate

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich hasn’t formally joined the crowded 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest, but he’s done everything else to signal he’s interested in a bid for the nation’s highest office. 
  

Turning Tide

Cincinnati is at the center of a historic battle over same-sex marriage in more ways than one

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A series of cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court involving Ohio and three other states could be the definitive national moment for same sex marriage. Cincinnati is at the epicenter of that moment in more ways than one.  

Free at Last, Free for Now

UC’s Ohio Innocence Project helps overturn three questionable murder convictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Twenty years ago, Eugene Johnson, Laurese Glover and Derrick Wheatt were convicted of murder based on the testimony of a single witness. Now, thanks to nearly a decade of legal advocacy by the University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Innocence Project, they’ve been granted a new chance at justice.
  

Attention to Detail

University of Cincinnati’s new innovation center breathes life into a 1920s former Sears store in Avondale

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Imagine a classic 1920s storefront window complete with mannequins posed in their finery. Now imagine a new type of display — a space filled with buzzing drones, giant 3D printers and announcements of the latest medical breakthroughs.   

New Plan, Old Tensions

Residents question a new development plan that would add 21 single-family homes to the Over-the-Rhine area

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
An ambitious plan by a developer to build 21 single-family homes costing between $400,000 to $600,000 each near OTR has caused debate over what the changing neighborhood should look like.
  

United Front

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.