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University of Cincinnati’s new innovation center breathes life into a 1920s former Sears store in Avondale

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Imagine a classic 1920s storefront window complete with mannequins posed in their finery. Now imagine a new type of display — a space filled with buzzing drones, giant 3D printers and announcements of the latest medical breakthroughs.   

Poll: Ohioans Favor Strickland over Portman in Senate Race

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has a nine-point lead in a recent  poll on the 2016 Senate race over incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman.
  

Sen. Rand Paul Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
 U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election April 7 at a rally in Louisville.   

City: Don’t Like Indiana RFRA Law? Come to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
 In the wake of controversy around Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black is making a pitch to Indiana businesses: Come to Cincinnati.   

New Plan, Old Tensions

Residents question a new development plan that would add 21 single-family homes to the Over-the-Rhine area

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
An ambitious plan by a developer to build 21 single-family homes costing between $400,000 to $600,000 each near OTR has caused debate over what the changing neighborhood should look like.
  

Cincinnati City Council Formally Backs Marriage Equality

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
As LGBT rights issues around the Tristate continue to make national headlines, Cincinnati City Council passed a resolution March 25 supporting marriage equality in the state of Ohio.
  

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.”