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Morning News and Stuff

Council passes tax deals; big announcement on Music Hall; this coffee has a little something extra

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 18, 2014
Hey y’all. Here’s a brief rundown of the news this morning before I have to fly out the door to cover a few things.

• City Council yesterday voted to approve a number of property tax-related items we’ve already reported on. But here are the cliff notes. Among the bigger ones was a con...  
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Morning News and Stuff

$3 billion for friendlier flushing; Cleveland Browns wide receiver on Rice/Crawford shirt; state gun laws changing

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
All right. Since today is a bit of a slow news day and because I’ve spent the past few days working on this week’s cover story and news feature along with several blogs and the trusty morning news, let’s play catch-up today and go through the week’s stories I didn’t get to earlier. Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

• What costs more than $3 billion and smells awful? No, it’s...  

Change a Comin’

Clifton Heights residents push back against developments they say are changing the character of their neighborhood

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Cincinnati City Council has opened the door for a controversial project in Clifton Heights on a site once occupied by a sprawling historic mansion on West McMillan Street.  

Pileup at the Morgue

Time is running out for Hamilton County to upgrade its critically outdated morgue and crime lab

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Hamilton County commissioners have long agreed that something must be done about the cramped, 40-year-old morgue and crime lab — but there is little agreement on what, exactly, that something should be and how it will be funded. 
  

Cranley Removes Planning Commission Head

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Mayor John Cranley recently announced he is replacing Planning Commission Chair Caleb Faux with former Pleasant Ridge Community Council President Dan Driehaus.
  

Proposal Would Make Violence Against Homeless a Hate Crime

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A proposed city ordinance could add homeless people to groups protected by hate crime laws, making Cincinnati one of just three cities to do so.  

Local, National Protests Continue over Racial Injustices

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Protests in Cincinnati and across the country continue to take place over racially charged shooting deaths of unarmed black citizens and a lack of indictments for the police officers responsible for them.  
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Morning News and Stuff

City tax deals for developers draw scrutiny; streetcar passes selling briskly; Bush vs. Clinton: the rematch?

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Good morning all. It’s like, 8 a.m. and I’ve already experienced utter, terrifying confusion today. Normally that doesn’t happen until at least noon. Earlier, I woke up to a loud, continuous peal of thunder, which stupefied me in my half-awake state because it’s, you know, December and that usually doesn’t happen. I thought my house was falling down or exploding or something. Then I fell...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Greenpeace activists sentenced; 4th and Race development back on, maybe; video shows harsh police interrogation after Crawford shooting

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 15, 2014
Morning all. Here’s the news today.

Eight Greenpeace activists arrested for hanging huge banners from P&G headquarters in March were found guilty and sentenced Friday after accepting a deal allowing them to plea down to misdemeanor charges. The group wi...  
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Crawford Family to File Lawsuit Over Police Shooting

Suit names officers, Beavercreek police chief and Walmart

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 15, 2014
The family of John Crawford III, the 22-year-old Fairfield man a Beavercreek police officer shot Aug. 5 in a Walmart, is filing a lawsuit against Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers, officers Sean Williams and David Darkow and the Walmart corporation, the family’s lawyers announced today via a...