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Morning News and Stuff

Officials push to keep early voting downtown, Portune flounders, Ohio joblessness rate falls

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 24, 2014
Mayor John Cranley yesterday offered free space to the Hamilton County Board of Elections at the city-owned Shillito’s building to keep the board’s offices and early voting downtown. The idea comes in the middle of a debate between Democrats and Republicans ...  
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School Employees Could Soon Carry Concealed Guns

Research indicates the Republican-backed proposal might fail to improve school safety

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 24, 2014
The Republican-controlled Ohio House on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow school boards to designate some school employees to carry concealed firearms and prohibit school boards from releasing the names of those employees.As part of the designation, school employees would have to participate in “a...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Group protests gentrification, streetcar fares revealed, FitzGerald supports death penalty

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, January 23, 2014
An anti-gentrification organization says development in southern Over-the-Rhine and downtown is leaving out low- and middle-income residents. The People’s Coalition for Equality and Justice (TPCEJ) cautions it’s not against development, but it supports policies that would seek to help more p...  
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Portune Flounders on Campaign Announcement

Supposed gubernatorial candidate continues leading on Ohioans

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, January 23, 2014
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune on Thursday declined to announce whether he will challenge gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald in a Democratic primary after all, despite previously ...  
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Cranley Proposes Alternative to Keep Early Voting Downtown

Board of Elections considering move to Mount Airy facility

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, January 23, 2014
Mayor John Cranley on Thursday offered the Hamilton County Board of Elections free space at the city-owned Shillito’s building to keep their offices and early voting downtown. The offer comes in the middle of a contentious debate between Democrats and Republicans on the Board of Elections over whether the county should move the board to a former hospital at Mount Airy, where only one bus li...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Board debates moving early voting, Winburn shelves rail sale, abortion clinic could close

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Hamilton County Board of Elections remains split on whether to move its offices and early voting from downtown to Mount Airy. The two Democrats on the board oppose the move because it could make voting more difficult for Over-the-Rhine and downtown residents. The two Republicans on the board suppo...  
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FitzGerald Supports Death Penalty

Democratic gubernatorial candidate responds to concerns about botched execution

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald on Wednesday told reporters he supports the death penalty — a position that aligns him with his Republican opponent, Gov. John Kasich. The debate over the death penalty recently re-ignited in Ohio after state officials took 26 minutes to kill Dennis McGuire, a convicted killer and rapist, with a cocktail of drugs never tried before in the Uni...  

Death Penalty Brings More Costs than Benefits

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
With Ohio's latest botched execution, the death penalty continues costing the state more than it solves.
  

Redeveloping Issues

Anti-gentrification organization says OTR redevelopment is leaving low- and middle-income people out

8 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A new coalition hopes to stop what it sees as gentrification in Over-the-Rhine and downtown, but some locals take issue with their claims.
  

ACLU: Stop the Death Penalty

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The ACLU asked Gov. John Kasich to halt the use of the death penalty, following the botched execution of convicted killer Dennis McGuire that reportedly lasted 26 minutes.