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Study: Income Inequality Rising in Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ohio’s top 1 percent of earners make 21 times more than the other 99 percent of earners in Ohio, according to a study released by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank based in Washington, D.C.  

Ohio AG DeWine Files Suit Over Obamacare Fees

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The state of Ohio, lead by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the federal government Jan. 26 over fees associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) paid by state and local governments.   

CCV Pushes for Removal of Flynt Adult Store Billboard

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Conservative group Citizens for Community Values is seeking the removal of a billboard next to I-71 that it says is obscene.
  

Requiem Project Files New Suit Against UC over Emery Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The nonprofit Requiem Project filed a new lawsuit Jan. 14 against the University of Cincinnati over the right to renovate the long-neglected Emery Theatre in Over-the-Rhine.
  

US Supreme Court to Hear Ohio Gay Marriage Case

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it will hear arguments about gay marriage bans in Ohio and three other states this spring, lining up what could be a precedent-setting legal battle over the bans.
  

Ohio Drops Two-Drug Death Penalty Method, Delays Execution

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced Jan. 8 that the state will stop using an execution method that utilizes a combination of the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone.  

Sen. Sherrod Brown Proposes Payday Loan Alternative Bill

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Ohio’s Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill that would allow some taxpayers to get a cash advance on their income tax returns instead of turning to so-called payday loan businesses that charge interest rates as high as 500 percent.
  

Ohio Supreme Court: No Jail for Tracie Hunter During Appeal

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Ohio Supreme Court Dec. 26 upheld former Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter’s request for a stay on her six-month sentence until after an appeal of her felony conviction can be heard.
  

Kings Mills Teen Killed on I-71 Committed Suicide Over Transgender Status

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
A King’s Mills teen committed suicide Dec. 28 after a long struggle with depression over her inability to find acceptance as a transgender woman.  

Cranley Removes Planning Commission Head

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Mayor John Cranley recently announced he is replacing Planning Commission Chair Caleb Faux with former Pleasant Ridge Community Council President Dan Driehaus.
  

Proposal Would Make Violence Against Homeless a Hate Crime

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A proposed city ordinance could add homeless people to groups protected by hate crime laws, making Cincinnati one of just three cities to do so.  

Local, National Protests Continue over Racial Injustices

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Protests in Cincinnati and across the country continue to take place over racially charged shooting deaths of unarmed black citizens and a lack of indictments for the police officers responsible for them.  

Cincinnati Police to Equip Officers with Body Cameras

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Cincinnati’s 600-strong uniformed police force will eventually be equipped with body cameras after a seven-month pilot program involving West Side officers wrapped up last week.
  

DOJ Hammers Cleveland Police Department Use of Force

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Department of Justice released a report Dec. 4 detailing its 18-month investigation of the Cleveland Police Department’s use of force.  

Greenpeace Protesters Offered Plea Deal

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Prosecutors have offered seven of the Greenpeace activists arrested for hanging banners from Procter & Gamble headquarters last spring a plea deal that would cut charges against the group.