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Public office (and other vices) are up to voters as campaigns heat up this summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 31, 2006
You might not be the kind of person who tells other people what to do. But if you don't take action, there are plenty of people lining up to tell you what to do. It's called politics, and this   

Mallory Alienates African-American Leaders

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Pronouncing themselves "outraged," important members of Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory's political base vented their frustration May 22 over his handling of plans for The Banks. More than a doze  

Before Arming Canadian Border, Bush to Visit

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Is there any foreign policy issue that George Bush doesn't respond to with troops? Now we're going to put them along the border with Mexico, a country that has no aggressive intentions toward th  

When Should Propaganda Begin?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 17, 2006
How old should kids be before we teach them the virtues of taking up arms to kill people of other countries? The question occurred to Angela Garcia last week when she took her daughter to Fairview G  

Family Business and Looking for a Cop

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 10, 2006
When it comes to political appointments in Cincinnati, officials apparently believe in keeping it in the family. Then-Mayor Charlie Luken raised eyebrows in late 2002 when he appointed his father,  

We CAN, but We Haven't Yet

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Consultants hired to review the effectiveness of Cincinnati's attempts to promote healing and end racial disparities after the 2001 riots are giving the effort a mixed review. Groups connected to  

Where's Heimlich When It's Time for Mediation?

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Standing in front of a crane on Theodore Berry Way across from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, where The Banks was supposed to be under construction, Mayor Mark Mallory gathered   

Equal Rights and Pot

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 19, 2006
It will come as no surprise that the religious right is more effectively organized than potheads. Two efforts are underway to put referendums on the ballot to change laws recently passed by Cincinn  

Some Are Pressured, Some Volunteer

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Sometimes a small picket line can nudge a large institution to do the right thing. The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless called an impromptu protest April 6 at the Cincinnati office of  

Killing Kabaka Oba

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Kabaka Oba's death, like much of his public life, contained a major element of absurdity. Gunned down in front of City Hall after his weekly diatribe against racism on the police force, it's hard t