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2003: Saving a Life

The Story: “Bloody Shoes and Snitches,” issue of April 9, 2003

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We founded CityBeat in order to, as early 1900s muckraker journalists put it, comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.  

2001: The Riots and the Aftermath

The Story: “Cincinnati MUST,” issue of Aug. 9, 2001

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A 19-year-old named Timothy Thomas, known to Cincinnati Police due to a string of outstanding traffic warrants, bolted from the cops one night in April 2001, leading them on a wild chase through Over-the-Rhine.  

2002: Cincinnati Wants, Needs Young Professionals

The Story: “Why We Left Cincinnati,” issue of October 31, 2002

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You have to wonder how many in DAAP’s 2015 graduating class will be looking for their first jobs in Cincinnati instead of bolting.  

2004: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

The Story: “Last Call,” issue of Oct. 20, 2004

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A huge staff favorite back in the day was Guided By Voices, the Garage Rock outfit from Dayton led by energetic singer/songwriter Bob Pollard.  

2005: Classical Arts Stretch Out

The Story: “Opening the Door,” issue of July 13, 2005

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 In Cincinnati arts, everything old can be new again.  

2006: Profiles in Politics

The Stories: Ken Blackwell, Sherrod Brown and Ted Strickland, issues of Aug. 16, Sept. 27 & Oct. 18, 2006

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CityBeat has been fortunate over the years to exchange ideas, stories and designs with our alternative press colleagues across the U.S. and Canada.  

2007: Odes to Joy

The Stories: MusicNOW, Scribble Jam, MidPoint and CEAs, issues of April 4, Aug. 8, Sept. 26 & Nov. 14, 2007

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One of our favorite words at CityBeat is “emerging,” probably second only to “alternative.” Third place goes to “fuck.”  

2008: Shifting Gears on Bike Infrastructure

The Story: “No One Rides for Free,” issue of Sept. 3, 2008

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By the late-2000s, the merits of investing in urban cycling infrastructure were well known outside of Cincinnati.  

2009: Riding the Rails

The Story: “Train Wreck,” issue of Jan. 7, 2009

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Progressives have been trying for decades to improve Cincinnati public transportation.  

2010: Food for Thought

The Story: “The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Cincinnati,” issue of May 12, 2010

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Food is necessary for survival, yes, but we also considered food a necessary subject for an alternative weekly paper.  

2011: It’s Easier Being Green

The Story: “The Green Issue,” issue of April 13, 2011

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A key theme of this CityBeat anniversary section is that many lifestyle choices considered “alternative” at some point in our 20 years are now fairly mainstream as Cincinnati has evolved.  

2012: The Sporting Life

The Stories: Aroldis Chapman and Ralph David Abernathy IV, issues of July 11 and Dec. 19, 2012

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Cincinnatians love sports, as does your friendly neighborhood altweekly.   

2013: Private Prison Profits & Problems

The Story: “From the Inside,” issue of May 29, 2013

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CityBeat’s news reporters through the years have enjoyed a unique amount of freedom to pursue stories other local media either don’t prioritize or won’t touch.  

Remember When...We Sued CCV?

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Sometimes you get picked on. That happened to CityBeat in 2008.  

What If... Metro Moves Had Passed?

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Imagine this… “new transit hubs in 30 area neighborhoods, from the inner city to West Chester, providing improved bus service throughout the region.."