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Signs of Distrust

Local protesters rallied against more than just Ferguson

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
A slew of recent police shootings involving white officers and unarmed blacks has led to renewed scrutiny on racial bias in law enforcement and how officers are held accountable when something suspect happens.    

On Track

Advocates find diverse allies in the push for convenient rail service between Cincinnati and Chicago

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Other cities in the Midwest already offer daily rail service to Chicago. If Cincinnati doesn’t, it will get left behind economically.  

State Renews License for Cincinnati’s Only Abortion Clinic

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Cincinnati’s last remaining clinic providing abortions will stay open, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio announced Nov. 20.
  

Council Passes Streetcar Funding, Operating Agreements

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Cincinnati City Council on Nov. 19 passed operating and funding agreements for the city’s streetcar, a milestone for the contested project.
  

Neighborhood Clean-Up Program Targets Walnut Hills Eyesore

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A pedestrian walkway between McMillian Street and Curtis Street in Walnut Hills called the St. James Cut Through has long been a community eyesore and crime hot spot.  

Undue Burdens

Ohio’s abortion restrictions may face reckoning in federal court

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The state of Ohio could soon force Cincinnati’s last remaining clinic providing abortions to cease the procedure, leaving it the largest metropolitan area in the country without direct access to an abortion clinic.  

Council Commits to Doubling Human Services Fund

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
City Council on Nov. 13 unanimously passed a motion committing $1.5 million more to the city’s Human Services fund in its next budget, doubling the fund’s size.
  

Ohio Considers Making Providers of Execution Drugs Secret

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Conservative lawmakers in Ohio’s General Assembly are pushing a new bill, HB 663, that would exempt from public records laws details about those who supply lethal injection drugs to the state.
  

Cease Fire

Citizen committee pushes for humane population control of white-tailed deer

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Since 2007, Cincinnati Parks has been actively managing herds of white-tailed deer through “lethal removal” in select urban parks across the region.  

Federal Court Upholds Region’s Same-Sex Marriage Bans

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 6 upheld laws banning same-sex marriage in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. 
  

Cranley, Portune Propose Shared Services Task Force

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune on Nov. 10 proposed creating a task force that could help the city and county governments share services.
  

Battling Barriers

The hard road out of Cincinnati’s intertwined worlds of sex work, addiction and poverty

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Understanding how people get coerced into selling sex involves coming to terms with a dizzying array of mitigating economic, social and personal factors. Local leaders are working to provide new resources and outreach, but myriad factors present barriers to those seeking recovery.
  

Trail + Transit

New plan recommends developing Wasson Way bike trail with room for light rail

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The 6.5-mile stretch of ugly and abandoned Wasson Way rail tracks that run through several upscale, bustling Cincinnati neighborhoods have long-since been hotly debated, at times pitting advocates of light rail against bike trail supporters.
  

City Passes Regulations on Rideshare Companies

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
City Council voted Oct. 29 to approve rules governing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, marking the first time since the companies came here in March that they’ve been regulated by the city.  

Council OKs Sealing of Low-Level Weed Convictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Some of the 10,000 Cincinnatians convicted under an unpopular and now-repealed marijuana law will now be able to put the past behind them.