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News: Educating Cincinnati

For once, city school board race has an upbeat spirit

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
After ratcheting its state rating from "academic emergency" to "continuous improvement," Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) might appear healthier to voters. But can a district that allowed its  

News: Peacing It Together

Workshop provides insight for resolving conflict

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said peace isn't only a goal but also a means. Turning that from an abstract concept into a viable option for people to use everyday is the goal of a workshop call  

News: Walking on Sunshine

Markets on Main events promote Over-the-Rhine as a walkable community

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2005
As of mid-week last week, artist Noell Weddig was still torn on how to display her artwork to potential buyers. Organizers of Markets on Main told the emerging artist to throw convention to the wi  

News: Seeing Red

Bolivarian Circle builds support for Venezuelan regime

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Cincinnati once again has a "Red Machine" operating in town, and it has nothing to do with baseball; it's a group dedicated to social reform. More formally known as the Bolivarian Circle, memb  

News: School Leadership

Pre-election discussions focus on Cincinnati Board of Education skills

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2005
With the election more than seven months away, it's a bit early to decide who would make a good school board member, but it's not too early to discuss the qualities involved in being one. To t  

News: Deadly Crossings

Activists want railroads to pay for safety

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2005
When Christy Male of Cincinnati crossed a set of railroad tracks in Walton, Ky., July 10, 2001, a Norfolk Southern train struck her car at a speed of 45 miles per hour. Paramedics airlifted Male   

News: Hard Ride Ahead

Cyclists go the distance for women's rights

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Sometimes the pace of social reform can be measured a mile at a time. Such is the case for three Cincinnati men who plan to bicycle thousands of miles to promote gender equality. The Tour for Equ  

News: Steal This Bookstore

Extremism is no vice at Hobo Books

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2005
While blowing up Indian Hill would be against the law, writing about the benefits of doing so is protected by the First Amendment -- for now, at least. The American right to freedom of expression  

News: Hospitality Is More Than a Place

Churches join to give shelter and hope

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2004
The old saying that there's no place like home for the holidays is literally true for some of the nearly 2,500 that become homeless each year in Greater Cincinnati. Instead of shopping at a mall  

News: Suicide's Other Victims

Those left behind band together for prevention

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Kay McEvoy's voice cracks with emotion when she speaks of her sister Ann. Four years have passed since Ann took her own life, but McEvoy still feels pain simmering close to the surface. While fa