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Slow Ride

A proposed East Side bike trail is one of the final pieces needed to connect Cincinnati to a statewide network of trails. So what’s the holdup?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Picture an epic trip on a dedicated bike trail from downtown Cincinnati to the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland. Or, if you’re less ambitious, visualize a Saturday jaunt from Milford to downtown. Both are surprisingly close to reality.
  

County Commissioners: No to Mount Airy Morgue, Crime Lab

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hamilton County Commissioners announced Feb. 23 that they do not intend to continue pursuing a plan to move the county’s morgue, crime lab and other offices to the former Mercy Hospital in Mount Airy.
  

Attorney General Rejects Initial Weed Legalization Language

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
An effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio hit an obstacle Feb. 23 as Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected an early draft of a legalization group’s potential ballot initiative.
  

3CDC Plan Would Bring 21 New Liquor Licenses Downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A plan proposed by the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation and backed by most members of City Council and Mayor John Cranley could pave the way for as many as 21 new liquor licenses downtown.
  

Trade Offs

Proposed redevelopment in Walnut Hills brings up tough questions about affordable housing

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Seventy-four-year-old Pearlie Young says she likes her apartment on Chapel Street in Walnut Hills, where she has lived for four years.  

Big Democrat Fundraiser Backs Sittenfeld for U.S. Senate

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A major Cincinnati fundraiser for the Democratic Party has put his backing behind current City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld in his run for the U.S. Senate.  

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.   

Faulty Math?

Gov. Kasich’s quirky education-funding formula lists Indian Hill beside the state’s have-nots

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
One of the state’s wealthiest school districts is among those on the list to receive an increase in state aid under a new plan submitted by Gov. John Kasich.    

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.  

Going for the Green

An Ohio group wants voters to legalize marijuana and constrict cultivation to a few select investors

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
If a group of former athletes, entrepreneurs, developers and other investors gets its way, a high-profile ballot initiative seeking to change Ohio’s constitution could make it legal to light up a joint in the state.   

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.  

Talking Points

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati continues the discussion over racial disparities in the justice system

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
More than 70 people sat in the chilly auditorium at Truth and Destiny Covenant Church in Mount Airy Jan. 24 listening raptly to two attorneys talk about traffic stops.
  

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.