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Marijuana Group to Hold Forum

Ex-police officer among those pushing for legalization

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A retired Cincinnati police captain will be among the speakers Thursday at a local event about legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana in Ohio.   Howard Rahtz, who retired from the Cincinnati Police Department in 2007, will speak at a forum organized by the Ohio Medical Cannabis Association (OMCA). The group is trying to collect enough signatures to get an amendment to O...  

U.S. Is Too Eager to Kill its Own Citizens

3 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Some people believe in a feel-good theory that’s known as “American exceptionalism.” It holds that the United States is unique among nations in its regard for liberty and egalitarianism, and is destined for great things due to the defining characteristics of its hard-working, freedom-loving people.   

Kearney’s Bill Would Toughen Penalties For Shootings

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2012
In response to a rash of shootings in Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood, a state lawmaker has proposed tougher penalties for anyone who discharges a firearm while committing a criminal offense that results in the injury or death of a child. State Sen. Eric Kearney (D-North Avondale) has introduced a bill that, if passed, would add an additional 10-year prison term to an existing sentence for any person who discharges a firearm while committing an offense.  
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Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Workplace safety inspectors have cited six companies for violations in connection with the Jan. 27 accident at the construction site of the Horseshoe Casino. More than a dozen workers were injured in the mishap. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) imposed more than $108,000 in fines on the comp...  

Local GOP Has Dueling Responses to State of the City Address

Winburn, Murray will speak after Mallory's speech

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, April 10, 2012
In a replay of the Republican kerfuffle after President Obama’s State of the Nation address last year, there will be dueling GOP responses tonight to Mayor Mark Mallory’s State of the City address.

The Hamilton County Republican Party sent a press release this afternoon announcing that Amy Murray, an ex-Cincinnati City Council member, would provide the GOP’s formal response to Mallo...  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 9, 2012
Buyer beware! Cincinnati police are investigating reports of several hundred counterfeit tickets to Thursday's Opening Day game. The Cincinnati Reds say the tickets were sold on the streets in the lead up to the game versus the Marlins. At least 47 of the bogus tickets were collected when people tried to use them a...  

Boehner Ducks Augusta Female-Membership Question

Unlike GOP colleagues, House Speaker won't comment

{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 9, 2012
National media are reporting about how West Chester’s favorite son is avoiding taking a stand on whether women should be admitted into the Augusta National Golf Club.

As poll after poll shows the Republican Party lagging in support among female voters, various GOP politicians have spoken in favor of admitting women into the club, seeing it as an easy way to restore some goodwill with wo...  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 6, 2012
Duke Energy lost its appeal Thursday that sought to get more money from its customers to reimburse the firm for damages it sustained to equipment in the September 2008 windstorm. The Ohio Supreme Court upheld an earlier ruling by the Public Utiliti...  

Analysis: 'Stand Your Ground' States Have More Shootings

Shadowy ALEC group helps push for the laws

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 6, 2012
An analysis of U.S. crime data by a British newspaper has found there’s been a 25 percent increase in civilian justifiable homicides since the controversial “stand your ground” (SYG) laws started being introduced in 2005.

London’s Guardian newspaper  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, April 5, 2012
At the risk of alienating some readers, we have to say it: If you don't know that today is Opening Day, you're not a real Cincinnatian. The 93rd annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade begins at 1 p.m., and the Reds will