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More Than a Game

Freedom Center digs deep into controversy over Native-American-themed mascots, recalling local fights over the symbols

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A panel hosted by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Nov. 7 sought to bring to light the deep hurt and offense felt by the Native American community through the use of stereotypical mascots in team sports.
  

Officials: Investigation Into Voting Difficulties Underway

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating difficulties a number of voters faced last week as they sought to weigh in on controversial local and state ballot issues.
  

Geographies of Need

Gov. John Kasich’s food stamp policy again bypasses Ohio’s urban areas in favor of rural counties

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Seteria Carter has been battling cancer for four years. She is one of more than 125,000 people in Hamilton County who receive SNAP benefits. But there are others in the county — and in urban areas across the state — who need them and don’t get them.   

Messages Against Activists on UC Campus Social Media Imply Lynching

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Racist messages, including at least one appearing to threaten lynching for black student activists at the University of Cincinnati, have recently begun appearing on social media site Yik Yak in response to calls to increase diversity on UC’s flagship campus.
  

Immigration Task Force Announces Recommendations

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Mayor John Cranley and the Task Force on Immigration he convened last year announced a series of recommendations on Oct. 28 aimed at making Cincinnati the most welcoming city in the country for immigrants.
  

Defunding at all Costs

State lawmakers join the pile-on against Planned Parenthood

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Weeks after a federal court order kept two women’s clinics in southwestern Ohio from shutting down, the state’s biggest provider of those services faces a new challenge — a proposed law that prohibits it from receiving federal funds for health screenings and other non-family-planning-related services.  

Council Mulls Anti-Panhandling Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Cincinnati City Council could soon vote on a new ordinance that would prohibit panhandling near the city’s schools.
  

Political Spending, Park Board Bonuses Spur Further Debate on Parks Charter Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Debate over Mayor John Cranley’s proposed permanent tax increase to fund park projects has gotten more contentious as revelations about questionable spending by the Cincinnati Park Board came to light last week.
  

Shared Causes

A Palestinian activist’s fight against immigration fraud charges unites civil-rights groups in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Nearly 100 activists gathered outside of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals downtown from as far as Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis to support Rasmea Odeh, who was scheduled to appeal her conviction on immigration fraud charges from a federal court in Detroit in November 2014.  

Ohio NORML: Issue 3 Could Pinch Marijuana Users’ Fourth Amendment Rights

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
As election day looms, medicinal and recreational marijuana users in Ohio are mulling cloudy questions around how ResponsibleOhio’s legalization amendment could affect their lifestyle.
  

Fighting Fear

Activists in Northside take to the streets to protest increasing violence against women

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
In the early morning hours of Oct. 2, two teenagers approached a woman near the corner of Chase and Virginia avenues in Northside and assaulted her. The terrifying incident wasn’t an isolated occurrence in Northside, which has seen a spike in reports of of violent rapes and sexual assaults.  

Debate Heats Up on Parks Charter Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A proposal by Mayor John Cranley to amend Cincinnati’s charter in order to raise funds for the city’s parks has created a good deal of controversy ahead of the Nov. 3 election, where voters will decide whether or not to adopt it.
  

Investigators: Tamir Rice Police Shooting 'Reasonable'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Two investigators hired by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office separately found the Nov. 22 Cleveland Police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice “reasonable,” according to the prosecutor.  

Waiting Game

Kentucky won’t legalize medical marijuana anytime soon, but interested parties are watching Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Thomas Vance is part of the group Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, which advocates for military veterans to be able to use marijuana to treat conditions such as PTSD and chronic pain. He says marijuana helps reduce his PTSD symptoms by 90 percent.    

City Reveals Steps to Eliminate Gender, Racial Inequities in Contracting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
City of Cincinnati officials on Sept. 30 unveiled ordinances to address inequalities in the city’s contracting practices, including race- and gender-based requirements for contractors.