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Ohio House Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Ohio House on March 25 passed HB 69, called the Heart Beat Bill, which would ban abortions as soon as doctors can detect a heartbeat for a fetus.   

SORTA, Union and Council Wrangle over Streetcar Operating Contract

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority must choose whether union employees or others will run the streetcar. That’s caused controversy.
  

United Front

Feds join city lawsuit against apartment owner over conditions at the Alms Hill Apartments

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The standoff between owners of the Alms Hill apartments in Walnut Hills and the building's residents is intensifying and is central to a lawsuit now on its way to federal court.   

Deeper Issues

Experts say Cincinnati is a model for police reform, but healing wounds might go beyond changing law enforcement

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Eight months after the deaths of Michael Brown and other black citizens at the hands of police, tensions still simmer.   

Proposal: Give Mount Auburn Park $5 Million Revamp

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Two members of Cincinnati City Council would like to spend $9 million to revamp a 20-acre park in Mount Auburn while also improving the surrounding area, especially along nearby Auburn Avenue.
  

Marijuana Legalization Effort Moves Forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A controversial effort to legalize the growth and sale of marijuana is one step closer to the November ballot.   

Awaiting Change

New Hamilton County court docket looks to help individuals escape the lingering barriers of sex trafficking

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
When Caroline came out as transgender during high school, her mother asked that she leave her house and neighborhood in Northern Kentucky. That rejection started a long, harrowing journey through sex trafficking and addiction.  

Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Suit

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing that will decide the fate of same-sex marriage bans in Ohio and three other states.  

State Task Force on Policing Wraps Up in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
John Crawford, Jr., the father of a 22-year-old killed by Beavercreek Police in a Walmart in August, told a statewide task force visiting Cincinnati March 8 that he is still struggling with his son’s death and that he believes some police officers “just want to shoot.”  

Bottoms Up?

Council moves to create new entertainment districts and bring more bars and restaurants downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Downtown Cincinnati could soon get 21 more liquor licenses under a new proposal pending state approval.   

Council Poised to Pass New Non-Breed-Specific Dog Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
After high-profile dog attacks over the past year, Cincinnati City Council is poised to pass a new law aimed at encouraging responsible pet ownership without restricting breeds like pit bulls that have been the targets of past breed-specific ordinances. 
  

Cleveland: Unarmed 12-Year-Old Responsible for His Own Death

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot by the Cleveland Police Department in November, is up in arms after the City of Cleveland last week said in a court filing that the unarmed boy was responsible for his own death.  

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.