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Morning News and Stuff

Study shows kids have more health issues in low-income Cincy neighborhoods; Hamilton County bailiff accused of stealing property during evictions; decision on Rose reinstatement coming by end of year

{CommentsCant} · Friday, August 28, 2015
Good morning all! Hope your Friday is starting off well. It’s gorgeous outside, so maybe cut work a little early if you can, eh?

In the meantime, here’s the news. A new study by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center sugg...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Naming rights for streetcar up for grabs; activists demand more community involvement in UC reforms; Columbus Dispatch demands charter school public records

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Hey all. Here’s a brief rundown of the news this morning.

So, do you want to see your name written really big on something attention-grabbing and controversial that will zoom around downtown most of the day and night? Do you have hundreds of thousands of dollars you’re not quite sure what to do with? Here’s an idea:   

That Which Divides Us

Pervasive economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to oppress many Cincinnatians

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A pervasive and historically entrenched economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to seal off many Cincinnatians, creating desperation and setting up extra barriers for residents of those communities. 
  

Council Battles over Charter Amendments

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
During a contentious city council meeting on Aug. 24, Cincinnati City Council moved along one proposal for amending the city’s governing charter, putting it on the November ballot for voters to approve. But questions remain about whether four other proposals will also find their way to the ballot.
  

CPS Ends First-Come, First-Served Magnet-School Enrollment

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A long-held tradition for Cincinnati parents is over, at least for now, as Cincinnati Public Schools has suspended its policy of first-come, first-served enrollment for the district’s in-demand magnet schools.  
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Morning News and Stuff

Council private meeting amendment to go on November ballot; no more camping out for magnet school enrollment; former CPD captain in pro-weed ad

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Good morning all. Here’s the news today.

Cincinnati City Council yesterday moved along at least one charter amendment proposal, putting it on the November ballot for voters to approve. That amendment would clarify when council can meet in executive session, away from the staring eyes of the public. Ohio state law allows some use of executive session for municipal governments, and the char...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Historic King Records site endangered; 'Nati air quality is nasty; Deez Nuts endorses Gov. Kasich

{CommentsCant} · Monday, August 24, 2015
Good morning y’all. Hope your weekend was as fantastic as mine was. Yesterday I finally made it down to the Taft Museum to check out their exhibition of Edward Curtis photographs. Curtis spent 30 years in the early part of the 1900s photographing Native American tribes across the West. His work is technically stunning and in some ways, pretty problematic, contributing to some stereotypes and per...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Has CPD's crime reduction plan worked?; opposition forms to Cranley's park plan; build your own donuts

{CommentsCant} · Friday, August 21, 2015
Good morning all. Here’s the news today as we gear up for what I’m sure will be a rad weekend.

How's that crime plan going so far? At the beginning of the summer, Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell was asked by City Manager Harry Black to draft a 90-day plan to reduce the number of shootings in the city, which has seen a major uptick in gun crime (though not murders or other vio...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Former Mason mayor going to prison; FDA says Ohio's plan to get execution drugs is illegal; Kasich suggests eliminating teachers' lounges, is only kind of joking

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, August 20, 2015
Good morning y’all. Here’s what’s happening around the city and beyond today.

Former Mason mayor and state representative Peter Beck   

Clearing the Smoke

Everything you need to know about the marijuana legalization proposal slated for November’s ballot

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Last week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that marijuana legalization effort ResponsibleOhio had succeeded in its push to collect the more than 300,000 signatures it needed to put its proposal for a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot.