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A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug-addiction crisis

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
In 2014, Ohio had the second-highest drug overdose rate in the country, with some 2,744 deaths — many related to heroin.
  

Panelists and Community Discuss 2001’s Ongoing Legacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Xavier University held a packed town hall discussion Feb. 2 on the state of Cincinnati 15 years after the police shooting of unarmed black citizen Timothy Thomas and the civil unrest that shook the city afterward.
  

Kentucky Official Disputes DeWine Claims on Fetal Tissue

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
An investigation published Feb. 4 by Columbus WBNS-10TV quotes a Kentucky state official disputing claims made by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine regarding fetal tissue disposal practices by Ohio Planned Parenthood.   
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Morning News and Stuff

City, county more CeeLo Green than Al Green on MSD; Ohio has 51 more failing charter schools than recently reported; Kasich's security detail costing Ohio taxpayers

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Good morning all. Here’s the news today.

Will Cincinnati and Hamilton County opt to stop working together on the Metropolitan Sewer District? Recent statements by Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel suggest that the two governme...  
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Local Lawmakers Call on Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice to Consider Grand Jury Reform

State Rep. Alicia Reece, State Sen. Cecil Thomas among those asking for changes including greater transparency

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Black lawmakers from the Ohio General Assembly today met with Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to press for changes to the state’s grand jury process, including greater transparency in what are currently secret proceedings. 
The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, which includes State Sen. Cecil Thomas and president State Rep. Alicia Reece from Cincinnati, has pushed for g...  
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Neighborhood Councils Renew Push for Stalled Bike Lane Expansions

Clifton, Over-the-Rhine community councils call for more on-street bike infrastructure

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 8, 2016
Community councils for two popular Cincinnati neighborhoods are urging the city to expand its bike lane program, which has stalled after the 2014 completion of a major protected lane leading downtown.
Both Clifton Town Meeting and the Over-the-Rhine Community Council passed resolutions last month reiterating support for the sometimes-controversial Central Parkway Bikeway and pushing for expansi...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Dems won't censure Lindy; small grocery coming to Findlay Market; CPS, community leaders address youth suicide crisis

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 5, 2016
Morning all. Here’s what’s up in the news today.

Hamilton County Democratic Party’s executive commission last night voted not to censure Ben Lindy, a candidate to replace Denise Driehaus as state representative. But the party also had strong words about a paper Lindy authored that is currently in being used in a legal attack against teachers’ unions.   
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Report: Kentucky Official Disputes DeWine Claim on Fetal Tissue

Investigation also reveals state has contract with medical waste company named in DeWine Planned Parenthood investigation

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 5, 2016
Following controversy around videos released by anti-abortion groups purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials in Texas discussing the sale of fetal tissue to a fake medical company, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine launched an investigation of Ohio Planned Parenthood late last year.
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"Pro-Rape" Men's Rights Group Cancels Meetups; Cites Safety Concerns

Feminist activists organized in opposition to the group, call cancellation "ironic"

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 4, 2016
A group of so-called "men's rights" activists led by a blogger who once advocated the legalization of rape has cancelled a word-wide series of meetups, including one near Cincinnati.Return of Kings founder Roosh Valizadeh, 36, wrote on the group's website that all meetups, which had been scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday across the U.S. and as far away as Australia, would be cancelled due to safety co...  
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Panelists and Community Discuss 2001's Ongoing Legacy

Police practices might be better, many say, but much work looms for Cincinnati 15 years after civil unrest

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Xavier University held a packed town hall discussion last night on the state of Cincinnati 15 years after the police shooting of unarmed black citizen Timothy Thomas and the civil unrest that shook the city afterward.

Thomas was the 15th black Cincinnatian killed by police during the previous three years, and frustrations in the black community over those killings, and deep economic and so...