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LumenoCity Glows with Cincinnati’s Success

5 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
It’s impossible to separate what happened in Washington Park on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 from the economic revitalization Cincinnati has achieved in the past few years.   

Circle of Violence Unbroken

Ohio set to execute Billy Slagle this week despite a prosecutor’s request for clemency

7 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Billy Slagle is going to die on Aug. 7. The Ohio Parole Board recommended against granting Slagle clemency on July 16, and Gov. John Kasich last week denied Slagle’s request to have his death sentence commuted to life in prison.    

City to Reduce Some Budget Cuts

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A motion proposed by a majority of City Council on July 30 would use leftover revenue from the previous budget year to undo cuts to various programs, including human services, parks and the Health Department.   

Council Considering Racial Disparity Study for Businesses

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
City Council might use leftover revenue from the previous budget cycle and money from the parking lease to fund a disparity study that would gauge whether minority- and women-owned businesses should be favorably targeted by the city’s contracting policies.   

Giffords’ Anti-Gun Violence Organization Opens Ohio Chapter

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The gun violence prevention group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced on July 27 the launch of an Ohio chapter.   

GOP Continues Playing Politics with Ohioans’ Health

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Ohio officials announced on July 23 that they’ll take a hands-off approach to promoting the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), leaving it to the federal government to inform citizens about opportunities and benefits provided under the law.   

Thwart Authority

How P.G. Sittenfeld found himself at the center of the city’s parking plan drama

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld was one of the first to find out about a memo that’s spurred renewed calls to halt the city’s plans to lease its parking meters, lots and garages to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.  

Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The same-sex couple who last week sued the state of Ohio for discrimination earned statewide recognition of their marriage.  

Parking Lease Facing Another Legal Challenge

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
A conservative organization is threatening more legal action to stop the city’s plans to lease its parking meters, lots and garages to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.   

Report: Fracking Accidents Could Pose Huge Costs to Taxpayers

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Ohio taxpayers could be on the hook for millions of dollars if something goes wrong at an oil and gas drilling operation, according to a report released on July 18 by advocacy group Environment Ohio.   

Ohioans Increasingly Reliant on Public Health Insurance

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
A poll analysis released July 22 suggests more than 1.25 million Ohioans between the ages of 18 and 65 are uninsured, representing about 17 percent of the state’s working-age population.  

Media Bridges: The End

Cincinnati loses a major outlet for community voices with closing of Media Bridges

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rufus Johnson remains optimistic he can maintain his roles as a television producer and community activist in Cincinnati, despite Media Bridges closing later this year as a result of city and state funding cuts.   

Critical Memo Sparks Calls to Halt Parking Deal

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The city administration on July 15 disputed the findings of a June 20 memo that suggested the city is getting a bad deal from its parking lease.  

Cincinnati Streetcar Scheduled to Open Sept. 15, 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Following years of political controversy, the Cincinnati streetcar is scheduled to open for service on Sept. 15, 2016.
  

Gov. Candidate Unveils Plan to Repeal Anti-Abortion Measures

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is urging a coalition effort to begin a long, complicated petitioning process that could repeal some of the anti-abortion measures in the two-year state budget.