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Lions, Tigers and Bulbs

Cincinnati Zoo Levy will help pay for plants and animals

0 Comments · Monday, February 25, 2008
Replacing parking lots with flowers, trees and animals isn't a hard sell, and at $9.44 a year for a $100,000 house it's what most voters would call a no-brainer. That's what the Cincinnati Zoo  

Cover Story: Of Human Bondage

The plantation might be gone, but slavery lives on in the U.S.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Modern day slavery, also known as human trafficking, is alive and well. It happens in war-torn Africa, where 9-year-old kids carry semi-automatic weapons after their parents sell them into the m  

News: The Perfect Murder

Ohio can't seem to pull off painless execution

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Coverage of a hearing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last month referred to a "death penalty case," but the case isn't going to make much difference in efforts to abolish the death penalty.  

News: Power to the Corporations

A guide to who rules Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Corporations rule Cincinnati. No shocker there. But would you let a business control your child's education? How about the way you vote? What about the efforts of the charitable causes you suppo  

News: Violent Spillover

Family crime is not a private matter

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
A pile of 100 letters chronicle the violence experienced by a teenage girl who ultimately married her abuser. When her family found them among her personal effects after her slaying by the same ma  

News: Illegal Abortions Return

Women's reproductive rights are losing ground

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Women have fewer reproductive rights now than when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe. v. Wade that banning abortions is unconstitutional under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment. The   

News: Double Vision

Kids learn by teaching adults to have fun

1 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Kayaking, planting gardens and using rain barrels hardly seem to be common activities in January, when temps in Cincinnati drop into the single digits, but that's exactly what "at risk" teens   

News: Pick a Day, Any Day

Special occasions from the obscure to the bizarre

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Special occasions from the obscure to the bizarre With 365 days, 52 weeks and 12 months in a year, it would seem that any cause could have the opportunity to highlight its concerns. But with so man  

News: Year in Review: Heartland Disease

Ohio public policy took a mean turn

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Fear, hatred and vindictiveness aren't the values most people strive to instill in their children. Nor do politicians tout that kind of stuff when they run for office. Yet that seems to be the m  

News: Year of Decision Ahead

The future looks rough for Cincinnati Public Schools

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Three new members are starting and three old members are leaving, a $66 million deficit looms and the head staffer is leaving in June. What´s a board of education to do? Work hard -- that&#