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Who’s on Board?

Upcoming Dennison Hotel demolition vote highlights the importance of city board appointments

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The contested fate of a historic building downtown is in the hands of an appointed seven-member board — and that makes preservationists nervous.    

Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Defunding

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Planned Parenthood on May 11 filed a lawsuit over an Ohio state law that stands to strip the organization of its federal funding to provide services like HIV and cancer screenings, domestic violence education and sex education for kids in the foster care and judicial system.
  

Council Approves Alternate ID Cards

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Cincinnati City Council passed a resolution May 11 recognizing coming alternate photo ID cards supplied by a group of social service organizations for the homeless, undocumented immigrants, those recently returning from incarceration and others who face challenges getting standard state IDs.
  

Divesting Debate

Activists call on UC to freeze investments in fossil fuel, but the school’s industry ties complicate the situation

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The minefields that could lie before schools looking to divest reveal the influence industries and their funding sources can wield in higher education.
  

Kasich Out of GOP Primary, Leaving Trump Presumptive Nominee

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
After U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz departed the GOP presidential primary following Donald Trump’s big win May 3 in Indiana, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was, for a moment, Trump’s sole challenger in one of the strangest primaries in memory.
  

Center in a Storm

As Cincinnati Public Schools looks to expand, the future of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center hangs in the balance

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
CPS says it might need to use the Clifton School Building, which CCAC has leased for the past eight years, as a neighborhood school for Clifton and nearby neighborhoods.
  

Poll: Many Ohioans Want Kasich Out of Presidential Race

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential bid is no longer popular with voters in his home state — especially those in his own party, a recent poll suggests.  

Boehner Back in Spotlight with Cruz Comments and Obama Cameo

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Retirement isn’t all red wine, tanning beds and rounds of golf for former house speaker John Boehner.
  

Courting Controversy

As the city mulls selling public land in OTR to a private developer, familiar tensions arise

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
For 11-year-old Santinez Payne, the grassy lots and basketball courts behind his apartment building in northern Over-the-Rhine are among the most important places in the city. But the area means different things to different people.  

Task Force Suggests Sexual-Assault Prevention Efforts

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A task force created by City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld outlined ways the city and other concerned parties can better support survivors and educate the community about sexual assault during an April 19 news conference.  

Deters, Driehaus Square off in Commission Race Fundraising

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Contenders in the upcoming Hamilton County Commissioners race — Democrat State Rep. Denise Driehaus and Republican incumbent Dennis Deters — just released their post-primary fundraising totals.
  

Working Group Presents Crime Recommendations

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A group working to craft recommendations for a long-term strategy for reducing violent crime in the city presented its findings to City Council’s Human Services, Youth and Arts Committee April 18.  

Growing Debate

Fight over Dennison demonstrates wider issues around Cincinnati’s changing downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Depending on the angle you look at it from, the 124-year-old Dennison Hotel is a historic gem needing to be rescued, the last sliver of bygone affordability in an ever-pricier downtown or a crumbling holdover from a less-successful era standing in the way of new development.  

Report: Former UCPD Chief ‘Untruthful’

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A report by consulting company Exiger released by University of Cincinnati April 14 suggests former UCPD Chief Jason Goodrich pushed for more traffic stops around UC and that he and UCPD Major Timothy Thornton were later “untruthful” about their knowledge of those stops.   

Ohio House Approves Public School Religious Freedom Bill

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Ohio House passed a bill April 13 extending students’ abilities to express themselves religiously in public schools.