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Ohio Considers Making Providers of Execution Drugs Secret

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Conservative lawmakers in Ohio’s General Assembly are pushing a new bill, HB 663, that would exempt from public records laws details about those who supply lethal injection drugs to the state.
  

Cease Fire

Citizen committee pushes for humane population control of white-tailed deer

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Since 2007, Cincinnati Parks has been actively managing herds of white-tailed deer through “lethal removal” in select urban parks across the region.  

Federal Court Upholds Region’s Same-Sex Marriage Bans

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 6 upheld laws banning same-sex marriage in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. 
  

Cranley, Portune Propose Shared Services Task Force

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune on Nov. 10 proposed creating a task force that could help the city and county governments share services.
  

Battling Barriers

The hard road out of Cincinnati’s intertwined worlds of sex work, addiction and poverty

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Understanding how people get coerced into selling sex involves coming to terms with a dizzying array of mitigating economic, social and personal factors. Local leaders are working to provide new resources and outreach, but myriad factors present barriers to those seeking recovery.
  

Trail + Transit

New plan recommends developing Wasson Way bike trail with room for light rail

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The 6.5-mile stretch of ugly and abandoned Wasson Way rail tracks that run through several upscale, bustling Cincinnati neighborhoods have long-since been hotly debated, at times pitting advocates of light rail against bike trail supporters.
  

City Passes Regulations on Rideshare Companies

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
City Council voted Oct. 29 to approve rules governing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, marking the first time since the companies came here in March that they’ve been regulated by the city.  

Council OKs Sealing of Low-Level Weed Convictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Some of the 10,000 Cincinnatians convicted under an unpopular and now-repealed marijuana law will now be able to put the past behind them.  

Report: Ohio Needs to Double Transportation Funding Over Next Decade

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Ohio will need to spend $1.1 billion annually on public transit by the year 2025, a new study commissioned by the Ohio Department of Transportation says.
  

The Election Issue 2014

CityBeat endorses: Pepper • Turner • Pillich • Simendinger • Driehaus • Bryant • Thomas • Tarbell • Rhodes • Yes on 1,6,7 and 8

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This year’s election season is grimmer than most.  

Battle of the Stars

Up-and-coming Democrat Nina Turner goes after the ambitious Jon Husted’s secretary of state position

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
As Democrats fight an uphill battle against incumbent Republicans for major statewide offices, one race in particular has taken on an increased significance.
  

Mayor’s Jobs Initiative Criticized for Diverting Nonprofit Funding

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mayor John Cranley’s “Hand Up” job initiative will be funded in part by cuts to other anti-poverty and blight mitigation programs. That has some advocates for the poor up in arms.
  

NAACP Considering Cincinnati for 2016 Convention

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The convention planning committee for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Oct. 17 recommended the Cincinnati for the civil rights organization’s 2016 annual convention.  

Cincinnati’s Last Remaining Abortion Provider Could Close

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The city’s last remaining women’s health clinic that provides abortions might soon be shuttered.
  

The Contender

Will Alison Lundergan Grimes end the 30-year reign of Mitch McConnell?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Before Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes decided to enter Kentucky’s Senate race last summer, the first-term secretary of state had been told to think again.