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Seeking Refuge

Refugees fleeing violence in other parts of the world work to build community in a troubled and isolated corner of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Friday, April 24, 2015
Refugees come to Cincinnati hoping to build a better life. What they find in Millvale is similar to the violence and poverty they left behind.
  
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Morning News and Stuff

Seelbach, Cranley debate OTR parking plan; CCV head Burress "not optimistic" about SCOTUS same-sex marriage case; GOP state lawmakers cut up Kasich budget

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, April 23, 2015
Hello Cincy. You know what time it is. Yep, news time.

It’s become a dependable, even comforting, routine. On Thursday mornings, I sit down and tell you all about the ways in which City Council bickered over the streetcar in its Wednesday meeting. The tradition continues.  A discussion yesterday about proposed Over-the-Rhine parking plans, which have been bandied back and forth for m...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Marijuana legalization intrigue; the cost of gun violence in Ohio; search for the Loch Ness Monster on the internet

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Good morning! News time.

Here’s a juicy story involving alleged sabotage, political intrigue and weed. A marijuana legalization group called Ohio Rights Group filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission last week alleging that ResponsibleOhio, another...  

Turning Tide

Cincinnati is at the center of a historic battle over same-sex marriage in more ways than one

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A series of cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court involving Ohio and three other states could be the definitive national moment for same sex marriage. Cincinnati is at the epicenter of that moment in more ways than one.  

City Council Calls for Report on Phase 1B of Streetcar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Cincinnati City Council April 15 passed a resolution asking the city administration to draw up a report on possible funding sources for the planning and construction of phase 1B of the city’s streetcar.   

Gov. Kasich Creates Fundraising Org for Potential Presidential Run

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign registered with the IRS a nonprofit April 20 called A New Day for America, officially setting up the fundraising organization for the Republican’s nascent presidential bid.   

City to Ask Feds for Bike Path Grant

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The city is preparing to apply for Transit Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER grants, that would help finance the network of commuter bike paths.  
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Morning News and Stuff

Panel debates charter schools; Kasich sets up presidential fundraising org; this train could get us to Chicago in 48 minutes

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Hey all. News time.

Last night the League of Women Voters held a panel discussion in Clifton about Ohio’s charter schools, especially those in Cincinnati. The panel, titled “Charter Schools: Are They Accountable?," featured Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Developer eyes more condos for northern OTR; Mason Schools cancel Muslim event; Rand Paul's missed connections ad

{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 20, 2015
Good morning all. Hope your weekend was rad. Let’s get down to business on this news thing.

The city of Cincinnati plans to ask the federal government for some cash for a network of bike trails branching off the proposed Wasson Way route between Avonda...  
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Morning News and Stuff

City declares April 28 John Arthur day; crazy day at the state house; national press continually fixated on Clinton's burrito habits

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, April 16, 2015
Good morning, y’all. Before we get to the news this morning, I want to plug a cover story we have coming up in a couple weeks. I've been working on it since February, and I really hope you all will take a look when it goes up April 29. It deals with one of the city's forgotten neighborhoods, a group of people fleeing incredibly difficult circumstances and a place where cultures from around the w...