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Debate Heats Up on Parks Charter Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A proposal by Mayor John Cranley to amend Cincinnati’s charter in order to raise funds for the city’s parks has created a good deal of controversy ahead of the Nov. 3 election, where voters will decide whether or not to adopt it.
  

Investigators: Tamir Rice Police Shooting 'Reasonable'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Two investigators hired by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office separately found the Nov. 22 Cleveland Police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice “reasonable,” according to the prosecutor.  

City Reveals Steps to Eliminate Gender, Racial Inequities in Contracting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
City of Cincinnati officials on Sept. 30 unveiled ordinances to address inequalities in the city’s contracting practices, including race- and gender-based requirements for contractors.
  

Cincinnati Among Top Cities for Growth in Bicycle Commuting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Recent American Community Survey data released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that bicycle commuting continues to rise in America. Cincinnati has been one of the cities leading the way in that growth, it turns out.
  

Activists Take to City Hall, State of City Speech to Protest Pending Clinic Closure

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Pro-choice activists and community members joined outside of City Hall the evening of Oct. 5 to call on city and state officials to keep the two last abortion providers in southwestern Ohio open.
  

Census: 1.7 million Ohioans Live in Poverty

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Almost 16 percent of Ohioans lived in poverty last year, according to newly released data from the 2014 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  

Weed-Legalization Ballot Language Faces Tough Scrutiny

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
It usually takes a graduate-level comparative literature class to parse a text as much as the state’s 6,600-word marijuana-legalization ballot initiative has been scrutinized in the past few weeks.
  

Report: DuBose Shooting 'Entirely Preventable'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
An internal review released Sept. 11 by the University of Cincinnati found that the July 19 shooting death of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose by UC police officer Ray Tensing was “entirely preventable” and resulted from tactical mistakes made by Tensing.  

Police Chief Blackwell Fired, Intends to Sue City

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
City Manager Harry Black announced Sept. 10 that Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell had been fired that day due to “lack of sufficient and proper communication, particularly within the command staff, coupled with a consistent and pervasive disregard for the chain of command,” according to a 35-page memo from the city.
  

City Report, FOP Vote Could Mean Decisive Week for Embattled Police Chief

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
With Cincinnati’s Fraternal Order of Police set to cast a vote of no confidence regarding Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell next week, a debate has sprung up about the chief’s future and his performance.  

Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio over Abortion Restrictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 1 against the state of Ohio, charging that “hostile policies” passed by the state in the last few years greatly restrict women’s access to abortions.
  

Executive Session Charter Amendment Chances Dim

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Mayor John Cranley Aug. 26 vetoed a proposed amendment to the city’s charter that would allow Cincinnati City Council to meet in executive session about specific topics.
  

Kentucky County Clerk Still Refusing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land earlier this summer is still refusing to do so, citing her religious beliefs.
  

Council Battles over Charter Amendments

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
During a contentious city council meeting on Aug. 24, Cincinnati City Council moved along one proposal for amending the city’s governing charter, putting it on the November ballot for voters to approve. But questions remain about whether four other proposals will also find their way to the ballot.
  

CPS Ends First-Come, First-Served Magnet-School Enrollment

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A long-held tradition for Cincinnati parents is over, at least for now, as Cincinnati Public Schools has suspended its policy of first-come, first-served enrollment for the district’s in-demand magnet schools.