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Fights over voting rights in Ohio intensify as the state looks to play a vital role in 2016

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Little more than a month after Ohio settled a lawsuit charging that it engaged in practices that suppressed voters’ rights, more battles around the state’s voting practices loom.
  

Lessons Learned

Diverse coalition looks to bridge the achievement gap facing disadvantaged and minority students

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
While most students in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati’s urban core are showing academic improvement in school, newly disaggregated data reveals low-income students lagging significantly behind their counterparts in achieving key educational goals.
  

Marketing the Market

Proposed co-op grocery Clifton Market is gaining steam after the purchase of former Keller’s IGA building

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Clifton Market has been working for more than a year to reopen the 22,000-square-foot Keller’s IGA building as a consumer-owned cooperative grocery. Last month the group purchased the property.   

OTR Parking Plan Sparks Mayoral Veto, Debate About Residential Permits

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Mayor John Cranley on May 6 vetoed a plan passed by Democrats on City Council that would have converted 400 to 450 of the neighborhood’s 1,200 spots into permitted parking for residents. The plan would have charged residents $108 a year for a parking pass.   

Developers Announce Hotel Coming to The Banks

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A seven-story hotel by Marriott is coming to riverfront development The Banks, the lead development group for the project announced May 11.   

On the Road Again

Fresh off representing plaintiffs in a huge Supreme Court case, Al Gerhardstein hits the road for another big cause

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Just days after oral arguments for what may be one of the most important same-sex marriage cases in history, Cincinnati civil rights attorney Al Gerhardstein is riding with his daughter Jessica Gingold from Cincinnati to New Orleans to raise money and awareness for justice system reform.
  

Music Hall Renovation Funding Gets $12 Million Boost

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Music Hall is one step closer to a major renovation after receiving big gifts from local philanthropists announced May 1.   

Study: Hamilton County in Bottom Quarter for Income Mobility

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hamilton County is worse than roughly 75 percent of counties in the United States when it comes to income mobility.   

Flirting with the Middle

Despite his conservative record, Gov. John Kasich looks to kick up buzz for a potential White House run by presenting himself as moderate

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich hasn’t formally joined the crowded 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest, but he’s done everything else to signal he’s interested in a bid for the nation’s highest office. 
  

Council Debates Parking Plan, Streetcar’s Effect on Festivals

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Cincinnati City Council on April 22 again discussed proposed Over-the-Rhine parking plans, which have been bandied back and forth for months.  

Ohio House Passes Biggest Budget in State History

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a record-breaking two-year budget for the state April 22. 
  

Study: Closing Low-Performing Schools Improves Educational Outcomes

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Closing down poorly performing schools — including charter schools — improves academic performance, a new study suggests.   

Turning Tide

Cincinnati is at the center of a historic battle over same-sex marriage in more ways than one

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A series of cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court involving Ohio and three other states could be the definitive national moment for same sex marriage. Cincinnati is at the epicenter of that moment in more ways than one.  

City Council Calls for Report on Phase 1B of Streetcar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Cincinnati City Council April 15 passed a resolution asking the city administration to draw up a report on possible funding sources for the planning and construction of phase 1B of the city’s streetcar.   

Gov. Kasich Creates Fundraising Org for Potential Presidential Run

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign registered with the IRS a nonprofit April 20 called A New Day for America, officially setting up the fundraising organization for the Republican’s nascent presidential bid.