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Morning News and Stuff

City’s poor struggle to break free, CPS gains nationwide praise, city and county head to court

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 13, 2014
With Cincinnati’s child poverty and economic mobility rates among the worst in the country, it’s clear the city’s poor can get stuck in a vicious cycle of poverty. Although the impoverished trend afflicts more than half of the city’s children, every level of government has in some way cut se...  
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Obamacare Enrollment Improves

Demographics, overall numbers move in right direction

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 13, 2014
The federal government reported slightly better numbers in January for Obamacare’s once-troubled online marketplaces, but Ohio and the nation still fall far short of key demographic goals. For the first time since HealthCare.gov’s glitch-ridden rollout, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) numbers show the amount of new enrollees  
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Ohio Ranks No. 8 for Solar Jobs

Solar sector grew by 31 percent between 2012 and 2013

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 13, 2014
Ohio ranked No. 8 among states for solar jobs in 2013, with solar employment growing to 3,800 from 2,900 over the year, according to the Feb. 11 census report from the Solar Foundation.Still, the state actually dropped five spots to No. 23 in per-capita rankings, which measure the amount of solar jobs relative to a state�...  
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What Is Responsible Bidder?

City’s rule for MSD projects attempts to increase local employment, job training

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 13, 2014
Following county commissioner’s Feb. 12 meeting, the dispute between Cincinnati and Hamilton County over contracting rules for Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) projects appears to be heading to court. The court battle comes after the county dismissed multiple concessions from the city and put MSD’s revamp of the local sewer system on hold in protest of the city’s rules. With a federal ...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Parking plan targets budget, GOP could restrict early voting, e-cigarette bill advances

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mayor John Cranley says his parking plan intends to alleviate Cincinnati’s ongoing budget woes by increasing parking revenue, but the plan will need approval from a majority of City Council to become law. The plan wouldn’t increa...  
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What Is Cranley’s Parking Plan?

Proposal could increase parking enforcement, hours and rates

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mayor John Cranley on Feb. 12 officially unveiled his plan for Cincinnati’s parking meters, lots and garages, providing the first clear option for the city’s parking system since the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority agreed to halt the previous plan. The proposal seeks to effectively replace the previous administration’s parking privatization plan, which outsourced the city’s pa...  

Legalizing Marijuana Is Serious Business

1 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Marijuana legalization really deserves the type of serious attention Ohio gives to the bad economy, government budget issues, women’s rights and LGBT rights.  

Collaborative Nature

Cincinnati Public Schools’ community learning centers turn schools into neighborhood resource hubs

2 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Community learning centers helped improve Cincinnati Public Schools' reputation, and now other cities are paying attention.
  

Enroll America Seeks Out Ohio’s Uninsured

1 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
With HealthCare.gov mostly fixed after its glitch-ridden rollout, outreach campaigns are now doubling efforts to get Americans enrolled in Obamacare.  

Road to Nowhere

Why a growing number of Cincinnatians struggle to break free from the cycle of poverty

5 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
At Lower Price Hill’s Oyler School, the nurses begin many students’ visits to the school’s expansive medical wing with one question: “Are you hungry?”