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Real World Vs. Washington

Lunsford makes his case for becoming the next Kentucky Senator, while incumbent McConnell is 'very busy'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The differences between Sen. Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford are being played out in TV ads, on Web sites and via a host of other places using all the usual tactics employed by politicians. McConnell, the Republican incumbent, touts his record as the longest serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history.  

'Good Government' Groups

Local nonprofit organizations take different approaches to election endorsements

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Election Day approaches, and Tristate residents once again have multi-page ballots to consider. Who has time to fully research every issue and candidate, especially when ballots are getting longer, not shorter? A lot of nonprofit organizations do.  

'No One Owns Water'

Ohio Senate makes an issue out of property rights and water

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Most people believe that government shouldn't control how you use your property, including water that runs under or through land you own. And most would agree the only role government ought to have is making sure one property owner doesn't use, pollute or damage those resources in a way that limits the rights of other property owners to them too.  

The Reform of a Murderer

Forgiveness, not prison, helped one man change his ways

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
'Dealing with the fact that I killed somebody was very hard for me to handle,' Moore says. 'After my appeals began, I fired my attorney - and began to represent myself. Some of the paperwork that I got from the police and the court concerning my case had the names and addresses of the victim's family.  

The Great Buckeye Clean Up

How Issue 2 will affect land and voters

0 Comments · Thursday, September 25, 2008
When there's no organized opposition to a constitutional amendment being placed on the statewide ballot - as is the case with Issue 2, which would continue the Clean Ohio program - the Ohio Ballot Board comes up with the reason to vote no. That's the law.   

Cooling Off Cincinnati

The effects of climate change will end life as we know it in the Queen City

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Don’t expect Cincinnati to be cov ered in a polar ice cap any time soon, but our actions are speed ing us toward a period of global cooling.   

'A Perfect Fit'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
From two buildings to one, from two bathrooms in the basement to multiple "water closets" on every floor, from lab tables to a lab with all the latest gadgets, the teachers and students at F  

'It Happens in Cincinnati'

Awareness about modern day slavery is growing slowly

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Cincinnati used to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, a gateway to freedom in the North for slaves escaping servitude in the South. Now the Queen City is a stop along an invisible human traffickin  

Shelter Is Protection

A day in the life of the YWCA Battered Women's Shelter

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
To seek shelter is to look for protection. To offer shelter is to provide protection, though in the case of the YWCA Battered Women's Shelter it also means to provide escape services that help women move into a new life away from a violent situation.   

Local coffee roaster makes big difference with small sacrifice

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Making profits and being guided by your conscience are considered mutually exclusive by many business owners.