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City Hall Considers Domestic Partner Benefits

Proposal would benefit both gay, straight workers

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 10, 2012
In an effort to help attract the brightest young professionals to Cincinnati, a city councilman is proposing that domestic partners of city employees be granted health insurance benefits. Councilman Chris Seelbach has introduced a motion requesting that city administrators research the issue.   

Lending a Helping Hand

PWC assists poor, elderly with home repairs and energy savings

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 20, 2011
As the weather turns cold and gas and electric bills begin to rise, many local residents worry about how they can afford to keep warm. A local nonprofit organization is trying to help.  

CPS Seeks a Little ‘Stability’

If approved, permanent levy would buy books, computers

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2011
When Cincinnati voters go to the polls in November, they will be asked to decide on a new, permanent funding source for local schools. The Cincinnati Board of Education is seeking a property tax levy, which is Issue 32 on the ballot. The measure is a permanent improvement levy for 7.95 mills. If approved, it would provide the school district with about $49.5 million annually.  

Going Green Gets Easier

New learning center offers tips for urban gardens and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati is opening a new learning station that is aimed at teaching urban dwellers how to live green. The Green Learning Station, which is opening Aug. 20, will focus on teaching city residents about composting, catching falling stormwater for reuse and how to garden anywhere.  

Rumpke Forges Ahead with Landfill Plans

Company earlier promised no more growth

1 Comments · Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A group of concerned citizens who have been fighting the expansion of a local landfill for over four years insist they have no intention of giving up, despite facing several recent legal setbacks. The group, Property Owners Want Equal Rights (POWER), has been fighting the proposed expansion of Rumpke Consolidation Cos. landfill in Colerain Township.  

Telling Their Stories to Others

Group wants to help LGBT youth through video project

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A local organization is trying to educate area schools on the importance of accepting the LGBT youth in their midst by presenting a series of documentary videos that it hopes will inspire and educate. The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is creating a series of videos called the “Stories Project.”  

Disputed Race Drags On and On

Ruling on judicial contest probably will be appealed

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A federal court might finally put an end to a contested judicial race that has been bitterly disputed since the November election. A hearing date of July 18 has been set in the Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge race. At the hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott will determine if provisional ballots that were originally thrown out should be counted.  

Coffee Party Bucks Status Quo

On anniversary, group shifts focus to third-party candidates

1 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2011
A fledgling political group has slowly been gaining membership in Greater Cincinnati by organizing rallies and meetings where they try to hold local politicians accountable and ask citizens how they can reform their government. Founded in March 2010, the Cincinnati Coffee Party is a nonpartisan grassroots organization that questions the policies of government and strives to get citizens involved in the political process.  

Growing Up Under Apartheid

Daughter of famed archbishop comes to town

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Naomi Tutu is the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town who helped bring worldwide attention to the struggle against apartheid in the 1980s. Among his many awards, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Following in the footsteps of her father, Naomi Tutu is a renowned human rights activist who is visiting Cincinnati March 10 to discuss her first-hand accounts of apartheid, and how racism and violence can destroy the fundamentals of a community.  

Events: Naomi Tutu

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 8, 2011
As a young girl growing up in Krugersdrop, South Africa, Nontombi Naomi Tutu remembers wondering why, when her family took road trips to visit her grandparents, they would have to register with the local police before they could enter the community even though both of her own parents had grown up there. Such were the daily indignities and inconveniences of growing up black under the nation's repressive apartheid era.