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Enquirer's innovative new layoffs drive reporter exodus; petition circulated to name the Norwood Lateral after Carl Lindner; Kanye or Cruz?

{CommentsCant} · Friday, October 31, 2014
Halloween is here. I’m taking an informal poll: how many folks are dressing up as Union Terminal and/or Music Hall tonight? I’m not knocking ya. I just wish I’d thought of that in time. Instead I have an Abraham Lincoln mask, American flag aviators, and a bow tie for a costume, so I will probably look like a very unappealing, election-themed male stripper. Procrastination is lame, folks.
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City Passes Ride Sharing Regulations

Insurance minimums, trip logs and driver background checks among requirements

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, October 30, 2014
City Council yesterday voted to approve rules governing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the first time since the companies came here in March that they’ve been regulated by the city.

“I don’t know if it will ever be perfect, but in other cities, they’ve outrig...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Council passes a bunch of stuff; Sheriff Jones' not-so-excellent adventure; Grimes hangs out with Hillary

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, October 30, 2014
All right! So I’ve got some great Halloween parties lined up and it’s really hard to sit still and focus on important things. But since that’s pretty much what being a grownup is about, and since they pay me to (kind of) be a grownup around here, let’s talk about news for a few.

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Morning News and Stuff

Cranley endorses Thomas; ghosts in Music Hall; more bad news for FitzGerald

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Phew! Our election issue is done and out in the world, I just wrapped up a draft of next week’s cover story, and I have literally hours before the next City Council meeting. Let’s hang out for a minute and talk about what’s going on.

Mayor John Cranley has endorsed...  

Q&A With David Pepper

Attorney general candidate on his background, hometown and the run for the state's top lawyer post

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CityBeat caught up with the former Cincinnati city councilman and Hamilton County commissioner to discuss his campaign.
  

Battle of the Stars

Up-and-coming Democrat Nina Turner goes after the ambitious Jon Husted’s secretary of state position

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
As Democrats fight an uphill battle against incumbent Republicans for major statewide offices, one race in particular has taken on an increased significance.
  

Mayor’s Jobs Initiative Criticized for Diverting Nonprofit Funding

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mayor John Cranley’s “Hand Up” job initiative will be funded in part by cuts to other anti-poverty and blight mitigation programs. That has some advocates for the poor up in arms.
  

NAACP Considering Cincinnati for 2016 Convention

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The convention planning committee for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Oct. 17 recommended the Cincinnati for the civil rights organization’s 2016 annual convention.  

Cincinnati’s Last Remaining Abortion Provider Could Close

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The city’s last remaining women’s health clinic that provides abortions might soon be shuttered.
  
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Morning News and Stuff

Super-action-packed Budget Committee thrill ride; Jeff Ruby restaurant sails, err, sinks into the sunset; this porcupine is eating a pumpkin. Nuff said.

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Morning y’all. Before we begin, I have to share something only tangentially related to the news. Last night I went and checked out a concert at Union Terminal, which has a 100-year-old organ in house and more than 4,000 pipes for that organ built into the walls. I don’t know a whole lot about baroque and classical music, but I do know a lot about loud music, and it was insanely loud. And aweso...