Medicaid in Action

Ohioans are reaping the rewards of the state’s Medicaid expansion as lawmakers mull funding going forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Charles McClinon was in a tough spot in 2013 when he lost his health coverage. The 52-year-old Cincinnati native, who has epilepsy, had returned to school in Chicago when the medication he took for his seizures started affecting his short-term memory.

City Agrees to Settlement in ‘Bones’ Lawsuit

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The city of Cincinnati July 30 released the details of its settlement with the estate of David “Bones” Hebert over the Northside musician’s controversial 2011 police shooting death.  

Task Force Suggests Reducing Mayoral Power

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
A task force charged with suggesting amendments to Cincinnati’s charter has floated two ideas that could strip the city’s mayor of major powers, and Mayor John Cranley isn’t happy about it.  

No Taxation Without (Oil and Gas) Representation

Gov. John Kasich’s fracking tax succumbs to GOP and industry powers

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Last month, Republican lawmakers axed a proposed tax hike by Gov. John Kasich that would have raised Ohio’s near non-existent severance tax on oil and gas drilling.    

ADA Anniversary Rally Highlights Struggle for Disabled

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Cincinnatians marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a pride march July 27 designed to underscore the many issues that disabled Cincinnatians still face.

Prosecutor Declines to Release DuBose Shooting Footage

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has declined to release police body cam footage showing events that led up to the death of Samuel DuBose.   

Searching for Answers

Family and friends await details about the police shooting death of Samuel Dubose in Mount Auburn

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
On July 20, more than 100 mourners gathered in the small, isolated section of Mount Auburn in the shadow of Christ Hospital where Samuel Dubose died the previous day.  

City Desk July 22-28

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
ResponsibleOhio, the $20-million campaign to legalize marijuana, learned on July 20 that its petition fell nearly 30,000 signatures short of putting a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot Nov. 3.     

Stealing Time

How subcontracting makes recovering lost wages difficult for undocumented immigrant workers

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Juan Alvarez was one of 10 undocumented workers from Guatemala recruited by Jorge Padrilla, an undocumented Mexican, to do the framing and drywall work for an addition at the Ohio Theta House fraternity on Joselin Street in Clifton Heights last July. 

City Desk July 15-21

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The city of Cincinnati on July 10 released documents showing what it would have offered Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell had he left the department last May after discussions with City Manager Harry Black. 

Crisis Averted?

Cincinnati neighborhoods continue to struggle with blight in the wake of the foreclosure crisis

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
When the eyes of the nation turn to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati this week, viewers will likely see a pristine version of the city. What they won’t see are hundreds of vacant houses blighting nearby neighborhoods — a haunting reminder the foreclosure crisis is still thriving in Cincinnati.  

Officers Charged with Covering Up Accident for Controversial Cop

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Two Cincinnati police officers have been charged in the cover up of a car accident involving a third officer, Sgt. Andrew Mitchell.   

Fighting On

Advocates push back against new state regulations closing in on Cincinnati’s last clinic providing abortions

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
In the gray early morning of June 24, a charter bus idled outside the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center in Mount Auburn waiting to take a group of Planned Parenthood supporters from Cincinnati to the state capitol building in Columbus.  

U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide

Public Fight

As a new effort to increase charter schools launches, public school advocates push back

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A group calling itself the Cincinnati Educational Justice Coalition packed 60 people into a small conference room at the West End YMCA June 18 to discuss solutions to a long-standing issue — the  stubborn gap separating low-income Cincinnati students from their more well-off peers.