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City Officially Opposes Proposed “Stand Your Ground” Laws

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
City Council joined statewide efforts to avoid loosening restrictions on the use of deadly force when it unanimously passed on Sept. 11 a resolution that opposes Ohio’s version of controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws.  
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City Committee Puts Commons at Alaska Project on Hold

Independent mediator will work with supporters and opposition

{CommentsCant} · Monday, September 16, 2013
The controversial proposed supportive housing facility for Alaska Avenue in Avondale was the main subject of a heated session of City Council's Budget and Finance Committee today, which resulted in the committee's decision to put the project on hold for two weeks. The committee also announced its intent to allocate $5,000 for an independent mediator, which the city administration will be respons...  
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City Officially Opposes Proposed "Stand Your Ground" Laws

Council vote unanimous; Dayton, Canton and Toledo expected to follow suit

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, September 12, 2013
A unanimous City Council vote on Wednesday to pass a resolution officially representing Cincinnati's opposition to the proposed H.B. 203, Ohio's own version of controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws, is part of a statewide advocacy effort to oppose loosening restrictions on the use of deadly force.The vote puts Cincinnati in the middle of a national dialogue that's been ongoing since the death of ...  
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Motion Could Strip Council Support for Commons at Alaska

Winburn, Thomas cite "community outrage" in asking council to oppose project

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The controversial permanent supportive housing facility proposed for a residential area of Avondale that caused outrage amongst Avondale community members took a small blow today when Cincinnati City Council members Pam Thomas and Charlie Winburn introduced a motion at a City Council meeting to rescind council's original support for the facility.
The proposed facility, Commons at Alaska, would...  

I Got Robbed

1 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
There have been some unexpected little silver linings; one, I remembered how and why I live in Over-the-Rhine, and two, I remembered how to live.
  

Cincinnati v. the World 09.11.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Sen. John McCain, former CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, was caught playing a poker game on his phone by a Washington Post photographer during a congressional hearing on U.S. intervention in Syria. WORLD -1  
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Local Entrepreneurs to Mass Produce Sun-Powered Stove

Cincinnati startup hopes to innovate solar energy industry with GoSun solar cooker

{CommentsCant} · Saturday, September 7, 2013
It started with a couple of greasy hot dogs.
When solar energy expert and Cincinnati native Patrick Sherwin was charged with removing some solar collectors from a client's roof, he got to thinking.
Those solar collector tubes, he realized, were collecting such a great deal of heat that he thought it just might be enough to cook food. So he took a few of them home and did just that.
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Home Invasion?

Planned supportive housing facility has some Avondale residents worried about its effects on an already plagued neighborhood

7 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
What was once a nursing home is now being turned into a supportive housing complex for homeless and disabled, low-income individuals — and some Avondale residents aren’t happy about it.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 09.04.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
When her pet chicken ate her valuable diamond earring, a woman in England decided to wait eight years for the chicken to die to get her jewelry back rather than possibly killing the pet poultry by removing it surgically. WORLD +1   

In Harm’s Way

How legal barriers are putting domestic violence victims in more danger

11 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Andrea Metil had never heard of Columbus resident Shasta Pickens before this July, and she certainly had no idea an Ohio Supreme Court case in which Pickens was involved would change her life.