Remembering Tamir

One year after the police-shooting death of Tamir Rice, activists call for justice

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Three hundred and sixty-four days after a Cleveland police officer shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a group of about 60 people gathered in a cold, driving rain at the Hamilton County Courthouse.  

Hartmann Pulls Out of 2016 County Commissioners Race

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Republican Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann will not seek reelection next year, he said in an emailed statement sent Nov. 21. 

Kasich Proposes Federal Action to Spread Judeo-Christian Values

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Ohio Governor and GOP presidential primary candidate John Kasich has a great idea for fighting terrorism: federal programs spreading Christianity and Judaism in the Middle East and beyond.

Long Wait

Cincinnati’s lagging transit system presents barriers for both low-income residents and economic development

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Many Cincinnati residents who depend on Metro for transportation endure long routes that don’t go where most of the jobs and other necessities in the city are located.

Cranley Asks Feds Not to Send Syrian Refugees to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Following attacks in Egypt, Beirut and Paris that killed hundreds, the United States should place a moratorium on Syrian refugees, Mayor John Cranley said in a Nov. 16 statement.

City Manager: Isaac Only Candidate for Police Chief

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
City Manager Harry Black on Nov. 13 announced his recommendation of Interim Police Chief Eliot Isaac to be Cincinnati’s next police chief.

Officials: Investigation Into Voting Difficulties Underway

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating difficulties a number of voters faced last week as they sought to weigh in on controversial local and state ballot issues.

More Than a Game

Freedom Center digs deep into controversy over Native-American-themed mascots, recalling local fights over the symbols

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A panel hosted by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Nov. 7 sought to bring to light the deep hurt and offense felt by the Native American community through the use of stereotypical mascots in team sports.

Geographies of Need

Gov. John Kasich’s food stamp policy again bypasses Ohio’s urban areas in favor of rural counties

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Seteria Carter has been battling cancer for four years. She is one of more than 125,000 people in Hamilton County who receive SNAP benefits. But there are others in the county — and in urban areas across the state — who need them and don’t get them.   

Messages Against Activists on UC Campus Social Media Imply Lynching

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Racist messages, including at least one appearing to threaten lynching for black student activists at the University of Cincinnati, have recently begun appearing on social media site Yik Yak in response to calls to increase diversity on UC’s flagship campus.

Immigration Task Force Announces Recommendations

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Mayor John Cranley and the Task Force on Immigration he convened last year announced a series of recommendations on Oct. 28 aimed at making Cincinnati the most welcoming city in the country for immigrants.

Defunding at all Costs

State lawmakers join the pile-on against Planned Parenthood

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Weeks after a federal court order kept two women’s clinics in southwestern Ohio from shutting down, the state’s biggest provider of those services faces a new challenge — a proposed law that prohibits it from receiving federal funds for health screenings and other non-family-planning-related services.  

Council Mulls Anti-Panhandling Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Cincinnati City Council could soon vote on a new ordinance that would prohibit panhandling near the city’s schools.

Political Spending, Park Board Bonuses Spur Further Debate on Parks Charter Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Debate over Mayor John Cranley’s proposed permanent tax increase to fund park projects has gotten more contentious as revelations about questionable spending by the Cincinnati Park Board came to light last week.

Shared Causes

A Palestinian activist’s fight against immigration fraud charges unites civil-rights groups in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Nearly 100 activists gathered outside of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals downtown from as far as Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis to support Rasmea Odeh, who was scheduled to appeal her conviction on immigration fraud charges from a federal court in Detroit in November 2014.