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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.."  

20 Years of Favorite Music Interviews and Moments

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Favorite interviews … man, that’s like picking your favorite child.  

Why the Hell...Did We Endorse Ralph Nader?

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Ah, the year 2000. It was a new millennium and anything seemed possible, even the nation electing a third party consumer protection wonk as president.
  

That was Cool When...Wussy Formed at the CEAs

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The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards have long been a celebration of the city’s great local bands, but back in 2001 it played a small role in helping to create one.