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Senate OKs McDonald as VA head, Cranley touts city manager pick and FitzGerald trails Gov. Kasich in recent poll

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Senate (America’s most powerful deliberative body, not the hotdog place on Vine Street) voted yesterday to approve former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The vote...  
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City must pay back neighborhood money, Cranley pledges city money for landmarks and a $40,000 climate change cruise

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Good morning all! Here's what's happening today.
A Hamilton County judge yesterday ordered the city to pay back the $4 million it borrowed from neighborhood funds in 2012.   

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Questionable management and low performance bring scrutiny on Ohio’s charter schools

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
As quasi-private schools funded with public money across Ohio face scrutiny, some say they need to be held to a higher standard.  

Who’s Gonna Drive You Home?

Uber and Lyft make getting a ride easy, but the politics of ridesharing are complicated

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It’s hard to imagine now, but there once were things you couldn’t do with an app on a smartphone. Until recently, one of those things was catch a ride in Cincinnati.   
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Butler County sheriff on immigration plan, LumenoCity goes interactive and The Banks... boring?

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 28, 2014
It's Monday and stuff is already getting crazy. Here's the good, the bad and the befuddling in the news today.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones shared his thoughts Friday on… something… ostensibly related to Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley’s recently announced immigration initiative. The initiative looks to attract documented immigrants who will contribute to economic growth in the regio...  
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Bike lane nears completion, food stamp usage down and powdered alcohol

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 23, 2014
 It’s a pretty good morning for news, so let’s get to it.

Cincinnati City Council's epic struggle this spring over the Central Parkway bike lane is barely a memory and the city is well on its way to a protected bike route from uptown to downtown. Crews are   
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National Urban League comes to Cincy, landmark renovations may cost more cash, Cranley says cities don't need to annex the burbs

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It's morning! I have news! Morning news! Wow, sorry, that's a lot of exclamation points. I sprung for the large iced coffee this morning and probably need to settle down a little. Anyway, here we go:
Cincinnati is playing host to the annual National Urban League Conference this week. The event, held by one of America’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations, is expected to draw 8,000 p...  

Greenpeace Activists Refuse Plea Deal, Face Prison

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Eight of the nine Greenpeace activists charged with hanging a giant banner from the Procter & Gamble building downtown in March showed no interest in a plea deal with prosecutors July 21, a lawyer for the group said. Without a plea deal, the eight risk a maximum sentence of eight years in prison on felony burglary and vandalism charges.
  

Holder: Obama Administration Will File in Ohio Early Voting Suit

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department plans to join a lawsuit against the state of Ohio seeking to restore early voting in the state.
  

Local Rally Supports Palestinian Civilians in Embattled Gaza

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
About 500 people rallied downtown July 20 to show support for Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, where more than 400 civilians have been killed over the past few weeks in clashes between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas.