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News: County Speed Bumps

Portune learns to walk again, while new Commissioner Heimlich sprints

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2003
All politics might be local, but they're also damn near unpredictable. That about sums up the first few weeks of Republican Phil Heimlich's term on the Hamilton County Commission. Things looked bl  

Is Legal Abortion in Jeopardy?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2003
With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress and with steadily aging U.S. Supreme Court justices, is Roe vs. Wade in danger of being rolled back or seriously compromised? Pro-life gr  

News: Out of Our Bedrooms

Covington ponders gay rights law; Cincinnati moves on hate crimes

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Covington might soon be able to promote itself as the tolerance capital of the Tristate. The largest city in Northern Kentucky is about to hold public hearings on a proposed ordinance to advance  

News: Complex Campaigns

Rules for council races keep changing -- and more to come

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Getting elected to Cincinnati City Council becomes more complicated every year. This year's council candidates will have to deal with the most thorough -- and perhaps most confusing -- set of ca  

4005 Hamilton Ave.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Address: 4005 Hamilton Ave., Northside Owner: Norm McCollum Value: $26,700 Year Built: 1900 Comments: Sometimes blight is on the outside, and sometimes it's on the inside. The buildings at 40  

News: Unfair and Unchanged

Ohio fails the test of equity in funding schools

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Ohio Gov. Bob Taft says education is his No. 1 priority. But despite hype about increased school spending, Ohio still has serious problems with funding for public education. Under Taft's leader  

842 Monmouth St.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Address: 842 Monmouth St., Newport Owner: Linda G. Proffitt Value: $50,000 Year Built: Very early 20th century Comments: The plywood-covered storefront at 842 Monmouth St. might be the ugli  

Cover Story: Crazy Conflict

The war on drugs combats science and economics

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2003
A national religious organization calls the drug war "cruel and counterproductive." A new study suggests marijuana might not be the gateway to harder drugs it's been labeled. Several states ar  

News: A Crisis Budget

Hamilton County finds money for social and civic emergencies through a leaner rainy day fund

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2003
While the City of Cincinnati has eliminated or reorganized entire departments, Hamilton County has managed to avoid layoffs -- so far. The county's $2.2 billion 2003 budget sets aside money to p  

News: Deconstructing Cinergy

The last two hours of Cincinnati's concrete bowl

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 1, 2003
The sky is dark and cold at 5:30 a.m., but dozens are already on hand to pay last respects to the concrete sports bowl, Cinergy Field, nee Riverfront Stadium -- former home of the Big Red Machin