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Ohio House Continues Fight Against Common Core

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Feb. 11 that would allow students to advance to the next grade level regardless of their results on Common Core tests this year.   

Faulty Math?

Gov. Kasich’s quirky education-funding formula lists Indian Hill beside the state’s have-nots

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
One of the state’s wealthiest school districts is among those on the list to receive an increase in state aid under a new plan submitted by Gov. John Kasich.    

Dem Chair Slams Hartmann’s “Luxury” Crime Lab Comment

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann ruffled feathers Feb. 5 when he called Hamilton County’s crime lab “a luxury item.” Now Democrats are firing back at the assertion.  

Proposal Would Put Three Marijuana Farms in Greater Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
If an effort by a pro-marijuana group is successful, three of 10 proposed indoor marijuana farms would end up in Greater Cincinnati.  

Going for the Green

An Ohio group wants voters to legalize marijuana and constrict cultivation to a few select investors

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
If a group of former athletes, entrepreneurs, developers and other investors gets its way, a high-profile ballot initiative seeking to change Ohio’s constitution could make it legal to light up a joint in the state.   

UC Hosts White House Task Force Sessions on Police Reform

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The University of Cincinnati hosted the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing Jan. 30 and 31, bringing together experts from across the country to discuss ways policing might change.
  

Kasich Budget Proposal: Slash Income Tax, Raise Sales Tax

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Gov. John Kasich is touting half a million dollars in tax cuts in his new budget proposal, but Ohio’s tax scheme could get more regressive if state lawmakers take up the proposed budget.  

Talking Points

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati continues the discussion over racial disparities in the justice system

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
More than 70 people sat in the chilly auditorium at Truth and Destiny Covenant Church in Mount Airy Jan. 24 listening raptly to two attorneys talk about traffic stops.
  

Study: Income Inequality Rising in Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ohio’s top 1 percent of earners make 21 times more than the other 99 percent of earners in Ohio, according to a study released by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank based in Washington, D.C.  

Ohio AG DeWine Files Suit Over Obamacare Fees

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The state of Ohio, lead by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the federal government Jan. 26 over fees associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) paid by state and local governments.   

CCV Pushes for Removal of Flynt Adult Store Billboard

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Conservative group Citizens for Community Values is seeking the removal of a billboard next to I-71 that it says is obscene.
  

A Growing Hunger

Cincinnati’s food insecurity problem is growing and experts say it needs serious attention

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The region’s hunger problem isn’t relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s Hunger Alliance, a statewide group.   

Requiem Project Files New Suit Against UC over Emery Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The nonprofit Requiem Project filed a new lawsuit Jan. 14 against the University of Cincinnati over the right to renovate the long-neglected Emery Theatre in Over-the-Rhine.
  

US Supreme Court to Hear Ohio Gay Marriage Case

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it will hear arguments about gay marriage bans in Ohio and three other states this spring, lining up what could be a precedent-setting legal battle over the bans.
  

Loose Change

Ohio boosted its minimum wage by 15 cents on Jan. 1, but advocates say it's not enough

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Workers making low wages in Ohio got a small raise Jan. 1, as the state automatically raised the minimum companies here must pay workers by 15 cents.