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Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Monday, March 26, 2012
Supporters of low income housing programs are criticizing a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Westwood). Chabot's proposal would impose restrictions on people who use the federal Section 8 housing program, which provides vouchers to help poor people pay their rent. Among his changes, people only would be able to use the program for five years. In Cincinnati, however,   
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Local Rally Planned for Trayvon Martin

Participants will wear hoodies on the square

{CommentsCant} · Monday, March 26, 2012
A rally will be held at Fountain Square today to commemorate the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and to demand a thorough investigation of the incident.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring signs that aren’t posted on sticks, to comply with a local law, and also to wear hooded jackets. Martin, 17, was wearing a “hoodie” when George Zimmerman ...  
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Enquirer's Top Sports Editors Quit

Forbis, Glynn announce departures in emails

{CommentsCant} · Monday, March 26, 2012
The Enquirer’s top two sports editors are resigning from the newspaper.

Assistant Managing Editor/Sports Barry Forbis and Deputy Sports Editor Rory Glynn announced their resignations last week in separate emails to fellow staffers.

Forbis, whose resignation becomes effective April 4, is leaving to join Fox Sports as a deputy managing editor in Los Angeles.

In his em...  
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Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Friday, March 23, 2012
Amid a growing public outcry, Kroger has joined the list of grocery store chains that will stop using so-called “pink slime” in their ground beef. The Cincinnati-based grocer announced Thursday it will no longer sell beef with the additive...  
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Santorum: Vote for Obama Over Romney?

GOP candidate backs off earlier comment

{CommentsCant} · Friday, March 23, 2012
Conservative presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is busy today trying to clarify a comment he made Thursday that indicated reelecting President Barack Obama would be better than electing Santorum’s Republican rival, Mitt Romney.

Santorum’s comment, m...  
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Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, March 22, 2012
Cincinnati officials approved a deal Wednesday that offers up to $12 million in tax incentives to a local firm in return for it agreeing to build its new headquarters at the long vacant site at Fifth and Race streets downtown and maintaining certain emp...  
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Schmidt Drops Lawsuit

Congresswoman sought $6.8M from opponent

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, March 22, 2012
Nearly two years after she filed the lawsuit, a congresswoman who lost in the March primary election has dropped her legal action against a political opponent.

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Miami Township) told The Enquirer today that she decided to drop her defamation lawsuit against Madeira businessman David Krikorian. Schmidt filed the suit in June 2010, and had soug...  
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Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, March 21, 2012
One day a few years from now Cincinnati motorists might drive their vehicles across the Procter & Gamble Bridge. Ohio's transportation officials are considering ways to create public-private partnerships to help pay for large, expensive projects like the planned replacement for the Brent Spence Bridge, which is estimated to cost $2 billion. The Ohio Department of Transportation has formed a ne...  
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Homeless Programs Awarded $2.6M

Federal funding will be divided among five groups

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Federal officials this week awarded more than $2.6 million to a local nonprofit agency that oversees various programs aimed at reducing homelessness.

The money, allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was given to Strategies to End Homelessness, which was formerly known as the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care.

In total, HUD awarded nearl...  

U.S. Soldier’s Shooting Spree Reveals Futility of War

6 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2012
As I’ve read articles and listened to media reports during the past week about the U.S. soldier who went on a bloody shooting spree March 11 in Afghanistan, one thought keeps going through my mind: It’s all so completely unnecessary.