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Fracking Flourishing in Water-Stressed Areas

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A new interactive map shows hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is flourishing in U.S. areas where water is already scarce.   

Study: Medicaid Improves Mental Health Outcomes

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A new study from Harvard researchers revealed access to Medicaid in Oregon led to better mental health outcomes and reduced financial strain, but no short-term gains were found in physical health outcomes.  

Republicans Continue Voter Suppression Tactics

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
If you can’t beat them, make it so they can’t play to begin with. That’s been the mentality of the Ohio Republican Party time and time again, and the latest budget bill from the Republican-controlled Ohio House continues the trend.    

Think of the Children

Local leaders pledge to support efforts to put more low- and middle-income kids in preschools

1 Comment · Thursday, May 2, 2013
Elected officials and business leaders often claim preschool is one of the most impactful investments that can be made in a child’s life. Now, local officials and leaders are preparing to back that claim with the Cincinnati Preschool Promise.   

City Manager Defends Streetcar in Light of Budget Gap

0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2013
Convening in packed City Council chambers on April 29, Cincinnati officials discussed the costs and benefits of the streetcar project in light of a $17.4 million budget gap revealed by the city administration on April 16.  

The Many Merits of Cycling Infrastructure

3 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2013
To cyclists, it’s a given that Cincinnati desperately needs more bike lanes. But recent research shows bike lanes don’t just pose advantages for cyclists; they can also help local economies and public health.   

Maternal Instincts

Nationwide coalition of moms lobbying for common-sense gun law reform grows local roots

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A group of mothers is trying to put a stop to gun violence after recent events have shocked the nation by demanding action.
  

Budget Gap Threatens Streetcar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An April 16 memo from City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. revealed a $22.7 million budget gap is threatening to put an end to the streetcar project.  

David “Bones” Hebert Wrongful Death Lawsuit Expanded

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
April 18 marked the two-year anniversary of the death of David “Bones” Hebert, which prompted his estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Mitchell on April 18, 2012.  

Policy Group: Ohio House Tax Plan Favors Wealthy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The budget bill currently working through the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature would cut taxes in a way that favors the wealthy, according to a new analysis.
  

Streetcar’s No. 1 Problem: Obstructionism

5 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Step one: Create problems for Cincinnati’s streetcar project. Step two: Blame the problems on the streetcar project. Step three: Political profit.
  

Eluding Justice

ACLU: Ohio’s poor population is regularly victimized by legal system

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
For most people, being charged with a minor offense like speeding is often little more than an inconvenience. For others, though, it could literally change — or ruin — a life.   

Republicans Push Anti-Abortion, Abstinence Agenda

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Ohio House Finance Committee on April 16 approved a budget bill that would ban comprehensive sex education, defund Planned Parenthood and fund crisis pregnancy centers that pro-choice groups call “anti-choice.”   

GOP Medicaid Threat Unites Common Enemies

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ohio House Republicans are poised to reject the Medicaid expansion and the $500 million per year in federal funding that would come with it for the next two years.   

Thomas to Resign from Council, Wife to Replace Him

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Democratic Councilman Cecil Thomas will resign his council seat after the April 17 council meeting. Thomas recommended that his wife of 32 years, Pam Thomas, take his seat.