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Invisible American Families

Invisible American Families African refugees in Cincinnati try to focus on the future

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 30, 2008
On a cloudy day in the early spring, Austino Lewis sits at a table in a sleepy Arby's in South Fairmount before taking two busses to cover his shift as a cook at a local nursing home.  

News: Invisible American Families

African refugees in Cincinnati try to focus on the future

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
On a cloudy day in the early spring, Austino Lewis sits at a table in a sleepy Arby's in South Fairmount before taking two busses to cover his shift as a cook at a local nursing home. Talking a  

News: Paying for Politics

Public funding instead of sucking up to big donors

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Fifty-five incumbents in last year´s congressional election had no opponents. At least one bi-partisan organization says that an option for public funding might have lent itself to creating via  

News: Neighbors Continue Plea for Pool

Last hope at Washington Park is with city officials

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2007
A group of Over-the-Rhine residents were disappointed but not surprised to see a basketball court and deep-water swimming pool excluded from plans for the renovation of Washington Park, unveiled a  

News: A New Kind of Green for Government

Eco-labor collaboration pushes for action

0 Comments · Saturday, October 20, 2007
Environmentally friendly practices and job creation are no longer enemies of one another, according to some local officials who indicated last week that they're starting to plan accordingly. A p  

News: Cranley Proposes Ambitious Health Care Plan

“CincyCare” won’t be taken to council until after election

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
City Councilman John Cranley has announced an ambitious health-care plan for the working poor. The plan, which he won’t formally propose until after the Nov. 6 election, would use city fundi  

News: Bold Agenda Courts YPs

Goal is world-class region by 2020

0 Comments · Friday, September 14, 2007
The latest installment of Bold Fusion featured a program for moving the conversations from this and past years into action -- an element some said had been previously missing. Cincinnati's annua  

News: No One But Qualls

Tarbell says he wouldn't have quit for any other

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2007
At least two factors nearly kept Cincinnati Vice Mayor Jim Tarbell and the Charter Committee from delivering the first shock of the city council campaign. The first obstacle to the Aug. 8 announcem  

News: A New Kind of President

Preparing for someone who's not a white male

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
The African-American candidate and the female candidate that presidential history has waited for probably will be greeted with less regard for skin color or gender than predicted by popular wisdo