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Ohio House Continues Fight Against Common Core

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Feb. 11 that would allow students to advance to the next grade level regardless of their results on Common Core tests this year.   

Dem Chair Slams Hartmann’s “Luxury” Crime Lab Comment

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann ruffled feathers Feb. 5 when he called Hamilton County’s crime lab “a luxury item.” Now Democrats are firing back at the assertion.  

Proposal Would Put Three Marijuana Farms in Greater Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
If an effort by a pro-marijuana group is successful, three of 10 proposed indoor marijuana farms would end up in Greater Cincinnati.  

UC Hosts White House Task Force Sessions on Police Reform

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The University of Cincinnati hosted the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing Jan. 30 and 31, bringing together experts from across the country to discuss ways policing might change.
  

Kasich Budget Proposal: Slash Income Tax, Raise Sales Tax

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Gov. John Kasich is touting half a million dollars in tax cuts in his new budget proposal, but Ohio’s tax scheme could get more regressive if state lawmakers take up the proposed budget.  

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.