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News: Matters of State

Legislature has big effect on top issues

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2002
News media, residents and political activists spend a lot of time watching Cincinnati City Council. Downtown boycotters believe they can find justice for disadvantaged citizens by putting an e  

News: Judicial Challenge

Attorney says opponent unfit to run for judge

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2002
In elections, voters are asked to consider two or more candidates and select the one best qualified. But Hamilton County voters rarely have that option in judicial races; nominees often run unoppo  

News: Right to Health Care

Price Hill or Indian Hill, we all need doctors

0 Comments · Thursday, September 26, 2002
It's understandable if you thought universal health care died with the 1994 elections that put Newt Gingrich and the "Contract with America" in power. But advocates of single-payer health car  

News: Fire Sale

If the free market is good for hospitals, why not fire departments, too?

0 Comments · Thursday, September 26, 2002
Let's imagine that a few decades ago we privatized all fire departments and ran them like our health care system. After all, choice and competition have made American health care one of the best and  

1125-1127 Russell St., Covington

0 Comments · Thursday, September 26, 2002
Address: 1125-1127 Russell St., Covington Owner: About 10 people have a claim on the property's title, according to the city of Covington Value: $25,000 (before a fire damaged the building th  

News: Railing Against Transit Tax

Using kids and disabled people for politics

0 Comments · Thursday, September 19, 2002
A friendly debate about public transportation might be useful; but when there's lots of money at stake, it's easier to use children and people with Down Syndrome as props to attract sympathy.   

News: Longshot for Congress

Grassroots organizer takes on Chabot

0 Comments · Thursday, September 19, 2002
U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Cincinnati) and his Democratic challenger, Greg Harris, both want to save social security, increase health care availability and make taxes fairer. But the two would take  

What's the Big Deal About the Ohio Secretary of State?

0 Comments · Thursday, September 12, 2002
Why should we care who's elected Ohio Secretary of State? There are two key reasons: The secretary of state is in charge of ensuring the voting system works well and businesses can easily keep thei  

217 E. Clifton Ave.

0 Comments · Thursday, September 12, 2002
Address: 217 E. Clifton Ave.,Over-the-Rhine Owner: The Bank of New York Value: $23,800 Year Built: 1830 Comments: This small building next to Rothenberg Elementary School needs cleaning in  

Cover Story: Mr. Yates Goes to Columbus

The ideologue returns to politics a more practical man

0 Comments · Thursday, September 12, 2002
Tyrone Yates wasn't born in a suit. But he was fond of them at an early age. In fourth grade, when most kids will tear suits off their bodies, Yates would sometimes slip on his black, double-bre