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Healthy Hits

Statewide group asks Ohio voters to legalize medical marijuana and industrial hemp

2 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
While two states have successfully legalized marijuana, Ohio is beginning to move forward with ballot initiatives that could legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes and to produce industrial hemp.   

Stopping Traffick

Local efforts join state battle against sex trafficking, prostitution

2 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
In our present-day American society, the term “modern-day slavery” sounds almost like an oxymoron. Slavery, we think, is a dark stamp in a long American history; at worst, it’s something we think is isolated to poorly developed countries.    

Think of the Children

Local leaders pledge to support efforts to put more low- and middle-income kids in preschools

1 Comment · Thursday, May 2, 2013
Elected officials and business leaders often claim preschool is one of the most impactful investments that can be made in a child’s life. Now, local officials and leaders are preparing to back that claim with the Cincinnati Preschool Promise.   

Maternal Instincts

Nationwide coalition of moms lobbying for common-sense gun law reform grows local roots

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A group of mothers is trying to put a stop to gun violence after recent events have shocked the nation by demanding action.
  

Eluding Justice

ACLU: Ohio’s poor population is regularly victimized by legal system

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
For most people, being charged with a minor offense like speeding is often little more than an inconvenience. For others, though, it could literally change — or ruin — a life.   

Healthy Discussion

Study: Consumers need more options for accessing health care information and costs

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In Cincinnati, an ankle MRI can range in price from $367.46 to $2,865.42 — a variation that is leading some companies to specialize in bringing transparency to the health care market.   

Lease or Layoffs?

Mayor, city manager warn of public safety layoffs, but some still weighing alternatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Speaking at a press conference on March 28, Mayor Mark Mallory and other city officials did not mask their contempt for the ruling that put the parking plan on hold earlier in the day.  

How Clean Is Too Clean?

Ohio considers relaxing energy efficiency standards; environmental groups take exception

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
State environmental groups and an Akron-based energy company are at odds over a 2008 law that tasks the state and utility companies with meeting stringent requirements for renewable energy and energy efficiency.   

Enemy of the State

Officials from around Ohio want their local government funding back from Gov. John Kasich

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
With the support of Democratic officials from around the state, Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld is launching a website called ProtectMyOhio.com to organize efforts to restore local government funding cut during Republican Gov. John Kasich’s time in office.   

Too Big to Manage?

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown finds bipartisan support for bringing America’s biggest banks in line

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
In 1911, Standard Oil underwent what many of today’s conservatives would decry as government and judicial overreach; the petroleum giant — 41 years old and originally from Cleveland — was taken apart by the U.S. Supreme Court.  

A Neighborhood of One’s Own

Opening of Horseshoe Casino is just the latest step for up-and-coming Pendleton neighborhood

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The neighborhood of Pendleton is not what it once was, and if the newly minted Horseshoe Casino has anything to do with it, nor what it will be in the next few years.   

Parking Stimulus

City manager’s new parking plan attempts to limit private influence, boost development

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On Feb. 19, City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. announced what he called a “public-public partnership” that would give control of Cincinnati’s parking assets to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to fund more than $110 million in economic development and help balance the city’s budget for the next two years.   

System of Systems

How the new streetcar’s story will differ from the one that ended 60 years ago

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
After signing a utility relocation agreement with Duke Energy on Feb. 1, Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. declared, “The streetcar is happening.”     

City Manager Proposes Parking, Economic Development Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In a presentation to City Council Feb. 19, City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. unveiled an unexpected parking proposal that will solve a $25.8 million budget deficit for the 2014 fiscal year and avoid full privatization. The 30-year plan will also put more than $100 million toward economic development in the city.   

Testing Faith

Catholic Church fires Purcell Marian assistant principal over support of gay marriage

11 Comments · Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Mike Moroski realizes the irony of teaching his students a lesson by choosing not to teach them anymore.