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New Statewide Coalition to Promote Same-Sex Marriage

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
LGBT groups, civil libertarians and legislators came together in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus on Sept. 9 to announce Why Marriage Matters Ohio, a new statewide effort to educate and persuade Ohioans to support legalizing same-sex marriage.   

CityBeat Recognized by Ohio SPJ

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
CityBeat has been recognized as the second-best weekly newspaper in the state by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, which last week released the results of its statewide contest for work published in 2012.  

Politicized Redistricting Impacts Yet Another Issue

5 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Politicized redistricting is impacting yet another important state issue.
  

Home Invasion?

Planned supportive housing facility has some Avondale residents worried about its effects on an already plagued neighborhood

7 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
What was once a nursing home is now being turned into a supportive housing complex for homeless and disabled, low-income individuals — and some Avondale residents aren’t happy about it.  

Pension Amendment to Appear on November Ballot

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Despite unanimous opposition, City Council on Sept. 3 fulfilled duties dictated by the City Charter and voted to allow a controversial pension amendment to appear on the ballot this November.   

Medicaid Expansion Could Reach Thousands in Hamilton County

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The federally funded Medicaid expansion currently being blocked by state Republicans could provide health insurance to more than 42,000 people living in Hamilton County.  

Obamacare to Lower Costs

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) will lead to an increase in Ohio’s raw health care premiums, but the increase will be more than offset by the law’s tax credits.  

Secrecy Plagues Potentially Good Programs

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
It’s hard to imagine what Attorney General Mike DeWine was thinking when he allowed his office to withhold knowledge of the state’s facial recognition program for more than two months.  

In Harm’s Way

How legal barriers are putting domestic violence victims in more danger

11 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Andrea Metil had never heard of Columbus resident Shasta Pickens before this July, and she certainly had no idea an Ohio Supreme Court case in which Pickens was involved would change her life.    

Failing Grades

Poor CPS report card includes Taft High’s fall from excellence

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Three years after basking in the national spotlight for transforming from a failing inner-city school to a model of academic excellence, Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School is showing signs of relapsing.   

Port Authority to Increase Parking Enforcement Under Lease

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Greater Cincinnati Port Authority on Aug. 23 acknowledged that it will increase enforcement when it takes over Cincinnati’s parking meters.  

National Conservative Groups Attack State Energy Standards

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
State Sen. Bill Seitz says he’s working on a bill that would cap how much utilities can spend on energy efficiency programs and eliminate requirements for in-state wind and solar power.  

ACLU Criticizes State’s Facial Recognition Program

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio on Aug. 26 asked Attorney General Mike DeWine to temporarily shut down a facial recognition program used by law enforcement.   

Government Cuts Hurt Ohio’s Economic Recovery

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Over the weekend, The Columbus Dispatch ran a story asking if cutting government hurts the economy and job creation. Really, the only answer to that question is a resounding, “Duh.”   

Moving Forward

Metro celebrates 40 years, looks ahead to new possibilities

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
As it commemorates its 40th anniversary, Greater Cincinnati’s bus service is making changes it hopes will improve a system that has dealt with funding shortfalls and service cuts in the past few years.