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GOP Lures New Candidate Against Pepper

Local Tea Party leader angry over change

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The honeymoon might be over between Tea Party followers and Ohio Republicans. Although the Cincinnati Tea Party has long said it’s a non-partisan group, its largest rallies and protests have featured a predominantly GOP slant. But for all of the Tea Party’s deference to Republican officials, the effort hasn’t been reciprocated.  

Longtime Indie Radio Shows Move to New Station

Latest casualties of WAIF turmoil

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ideologically speaking, the local radio programs 'Every Woman' and 'Alternating Currents' are cornerstones of independent media. The movements they give voice to (women's music and LGBT news and issues, respectively) were foundational to WAIF-FM, which both shows have called home for more than 30 years. Last month both jumped ship to Media Bridges' emerging low-power FM station, WVQC.  

A Growing Sense of Pride

Annual LGBT event expands, moves downtown

2 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Big changes are on the horizon for this year's LGBT Pride Parade and Festival including new organizers, more events and a change in location. As with many things that evolve, however, the changes bring with them a fair amount of growing pains.  

Shaking the Faith in Science

Fake DNA prompts change in criminal forensics

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2010
During the past two decades, advances in forensics — the use of science and technology to investigate and establish facts in courts of law — have led to a seismic change in how police work is conducted and what jurors expect when hearing a case.   

Slow Ride to Nowhere?

City's new environmental law faces uncertain future

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Cincinnati’s Environmental Justice Ordinance, a first-of-its-kind law, which was slated to go into effect Dec. 21, was touted by backers such as former councilman David Crowley as a way to ensure the city’s poorest residents are protected from heavily-polluting businesses.  

Going Out With a Thud

The decade’s final year in local news was nothing to celebrate

4 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2009
By anyone’s account, 2008 was one for the history books with a bitterly fought presidential campaign, the election of an African-American president and the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression. What about this year? Meh, not so much. Although President Barack Obama promised change once he took office, 2009 held little progress on the same set of problems that has plagued a truly dismal decade.  

Family: Cop Has Grudge Against Us

Officer has history of disciplinary actions

4 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2009
A Cleves family is charging police harassment and misconduct following a drug raid at their home earlier this month, saying the resulting charges were trumped up and they are the target of an officer with a grudge.  

Getting a Second Chance

Literacy Center West offers GED, job training help, placement

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Liz Mellon, a struggling high school senior, dropped out of school just a couple of credits shy of graduation. She may have never finished her studies, but a life-changing event motivated her to earn a GED — she became pregnant. Not wanting to spend her life in low-paying, dead-end work, Mellon turned to Literacy Center West, a GED preparatory, job training and placement center in East Price Hill.  

A Moving Predicament

Metropole’s conversion sparks tenant relocations

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Two years ago, Charles McAfee established residency at the Metropole Apartments, a 230-unit building located in the 600 block of Walnut Street across from the Aronoff Center for the Arts. He chose the Metropole because it was conveniently located in the Central Business District with bus routes and businesses nearby.  

Southern Comfort

21c Museum Hotel more than a place to stay

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Staying at the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville was a mistake at first. We were supposed to go to Montreal. Then Chicago. Wait, Pittsburgh, right? We concluded that we couldn’t afford the time or the trip to any destination outside of two hours, so my wife Jennifer and I thought about Plan D.  

Taking It All Off

Nudist resorts and club sprout up everywhere, including rural Ohio

6 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Southern Ohio has a little-known secret: It's crawling with confirmed and potential nudists. Nudism is all the rage in the pastoral, bucolic settings in and around Cincinnati and other major cities. Nudist resorts — bastions of naturalism and freed inhibitions — dot the lush Ohio wilderness around the state.  

The Truth About the Truth About Christmas

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We hope you enjoy our holiday-themed section "The Truth About Christmas" and enjoy the season in whatever way or for whatever reasons you and yours do. It's going to look really nice out there if it snows and, really, the long winter ahead is going to suck a lot worse than a couple dinners with the relatives. That's the truth.  

Taking Back Christmas

The season's real history is even crazier than the made-up one

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Be forewarned, all ye who dare to enter: It's time for me to play the role of that crotchety old bastard, Scrooge, in service of finding the truth and reclaiming a good time. For instance, available evidence indicates early Christians didn't celebrate Jesus' birth and Christmas itself was an attempt by the Roman Empire to pacify and convert the pagan nations they had conquered, which were brimming with populations that enjoyed holding raucous parties during the long, dark and depressing nights of winter.  

Blue Christmas

Dealing with holiday stress and depression

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The holidays are a stressful time for everyone, not just moms. Whether you’re freaking out about spending your pizza delivery money on gifts for your relatives at Wal-Mart, putting your hands in a turkey hole or bringing your partner around your uncle who hates gay people.  

Conscious Consumer

Debating the buy-local holiday shopping experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
But there are two ways to deal with the yearly nuisance of holiday shopping: Wake up early on a weekday and buy everyone on your list something from a megastore or spend your days collecting thoughtful and high-quality goods from local shops.