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What's the Big Deal About the Ohio Secretary of State?

0 Comments · Thursday, September 12, 2002
Why should we care who's elected Ohio Secretary of State? There are two key reasons: The secretary of state is in charge of ensuring the voting system works well and businesses can easily keep thei  

Should the U.S. Declare a One-Day Cease-Fire in Afghanistan?

0 Comments · Thursday, September 5, 2002
Can world peace really be achieved for an entire day? Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, hopes so. The 33-year-old London filmmaker and the organization he started have convinced the United N  

Do You Want to Know if a Politician Uses Racial Slurs?

0 Comments · Thursday, August 29, 2002
Does racism have a statute of limitations? Does news? If something that happened three years ago would have caused a public outcry but only now comes to light, is it still newsworthy? Each new rele  

Did Valerie Lemmie Spark a Union Campaign?

0 Comments · Thursday, August 8, 2002
About 75 percent of the employees of the city of Cincinnati have long been unionized, so why are the rest forming their own union now? The answer is wages, benefits and job security. The city e  

Will the Republicans Pay for Citizens Against Fair Elections?

0 Comments · Thursday, August 1, 2002
Will voters have to decide whether to toss out Issue 6 -- the campaign-finance reform charter amendment -- before it can take effect? Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Monzel has joined the effort.   

Can't You Say Something Nice About the Republican Censor?

0 Comments · Thursday, July 25, 2002
Will Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune say something supportive about the Bengals? Does he have any choice? The gagging of Portune continues. The latest development is paragraph 2G of the   

Why Is Adamowski Leaving CPS Now?

0 Comments · Thursday, July 18, 2002
After nearly four years as superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), Steven Adamowski abruptly resigned June 24 to take a college position teaching leadership and school reform skills to pr  

The Nurses Didn't Strike, but Has the Crisis Ended?

0 Comments · Thursday, July 11, 2002
Why are nurses so demoralized? Nursing shortages are usually short-lived, peaking during economic booms. But even during the current recession, hospitals have been unable to get close to full staff  

If Animals Are Our Friends, Why Do Pigeons Poop on Our Heads?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 20, 2002
Isn't coping with pigeons, rats, roaches and law enforcement enough of a wildlife encounter for city dwellers? Why should urbanites care about the conservation of the ecology, too? Being divided by  

Ambling Toward Justice -- or Just Shuffling Along?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 13, 2002
Is it an agreement yet? If you expected the June 6 hearing in U.S. District Court to end with a ruling settling the racial profiling lawsuit against the city, you were probably disappointed. Inste  

Should a State School Provide a Higher Degree of Clean Air?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 6, 2002
Should the University of Cincinnati do more to minimize air pollution? UC is working on a plan to generate 90 percent of its own electricity and generally consolidate its utilities at its newer pow  

What Will We Pay for Convergys to Stay?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2002
Is it time for corporate-welfare reform in Cincinnati? You've heard this story before. Company X begins thinking about moving out of the city. Executives drop hints and politicians, ever fearful of  

What's So Entertaining About the Mob?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 23, 2002
Is Newport developing a sense of humor about its past? The city will have a chance to laugh about the good old days with reputed mobster Tito Carinci, if restaurateur Jeff Ruby has his way. The the  

Is the Union Battle at Xavier Coming to an End?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 16, 2002
Has Xavier University finally come out in favor of Catholic social teaching on labor unions? More than a year and a half after union organizers started speaking to cafeteria workers at Xavier, the   

Will Covington Upstage Cincinnati by Protecting Gays from Discrimination?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 9, 2002
Will Covington provide equal rights to all its citizens before Cincinnati does? Neither city currently offers protection to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community. Cincinnati