CityBeat - News http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-102-1-news.html <![CDATA[Talking Points - Black Lives Matter Cincinnati continues the discussion over racial disparities in the justice system]]>

More than 70 people sat in the chilly auditorium at Truth and Destiny Covenant Church in Mount Airy Jan. 24 listening raptly to two attorneys talk about traffic stops.

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<![CDATA[A Growing Hunger - Cincinnati’s food insecurity problem is growing and experts say it needs serious attention ]]>

The region’s hunger problem isn’t relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s Hunger Alliance, a statewide group.

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<![CDATA[Loose Change - Ohio boosted its minimum wage by 15 cents on Jan. 1, but advocates say it's not enough]]>

Workers making low wages in Ohio got a small raise Jan. 1, as the state automatically raised the minimum companies here must pay workers by 15 cents.

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<![CDATA[Family Matters - The search for acceptance is high-stakes for transgender youth]]>

Emmanuel Gray was a 19-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati when he came out as transgender six years ago, first to his peers and trusted mentors at school, then to his parents.

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<![CDATA[Granting Support - University of Cincinnati lands $500,000 grant aimed at recognizing and treating at-risk youth ]]>

In Hamilton County, an estimated 100 kids are homeless each night. For Lighthouse Youth Services, that’s 100 too many.

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<![CDATA[Digging Deep - Remembering six unique CityBeat cover stories from 2014 ]]>

Some were news stories, yes, but this past year of work also happened to include explorations of the strange world of reality TV, the questionable practices of a group of for-profit art show promoters and the wide world of ridesharing, along with more straightforward examinations of complicated urban issues.

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<![CDATA[Change a Comin’ - Clifton Heights residents push back against developments they say are changing the character of their neighborhood]]> Cincinnati City Council has opened the door for a controversial project in Clifton Heights on a site once occupied by a sprawling historic mansion on West McMillan Street.]]> <![CDATA[Ringside Seats - Poised to repeat as a coveted swing state in 2016, national political conventions target Ohio ]]>

The 2016 election will almost certainly be a knock-down, drag-out fight between Democrats looking to maintain the presidency and the GOP, which now controls both houses of Congress.

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<![CDATA[Signs of Distrust - Local protesters rallied against more than just Ferguson]]>

A slew of recent police shootings involving white officers and unarmed blacks has led to renewed scrutiny on racial bias in law enforcement and how officers are held accountable when something suspect happens. 

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<![CDATA[On Track - Advocates find diverse allies in the push for convenient rail service between Cincinnati and Chicago]]>

Other cities in the Midwest already offer daily rail service to Chicago. If Cincinnati doesn’t, it will get left behind economically.

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<![CDATA[Undue Burdens - Ohio’s abortion restrictions may face reckoning in federal court]]>

The state of Ohio could soon force Cincinnati’s last remaining clinic providing abortions to cease the procedure, leaving it the largest metropolitan area in the country without direct access to an abortion clinic.

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<![CDATA[Cease Fire - Citizen committee pushes for humane population control of white-tailed deer]]>

Since 2007, Cincinnati Parks has been actively managing herds of white-tailed deer through “lethal removal” in select urban parks across the region.

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<![CDATA[Battling Barriers - The hard road out of Cincinnati’s intertwined worlds of sex work, addiction and poverty]]>

Understanding how people get coerced into selling sex involves coming to terms with a dizzying array of mitigating economic, social and personal factors. Local leaders are working to provide new resources and outreach, but myriad factors present barriers to those seeking recovery.


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<![CDATA[Trail + Transit - New plan recommends developing Wasson Way bike trail with room for light rail]]>

The 6.5-mile stretch of ugly and abandoned Wasson Way rail tracks that run through several upscale, bustling Cincinnati neighborhoods have long-since been hotly debated, at times pitting advocates of light rail against bike trail supporters.

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<![CDATA[The Election Issue 2014 - CityBeat endorses: Pepper • Turner • Pillich • Simendinger • Driehaus • Bryant • Thomas • Tarbell • Rhodes • Yes on 1,6,7 and 8]]>

This year’s election season is grimmer than most.

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<![CDATA[Battle of the Stars - Up-and-coming Democrat Nina Turner goes after the ambitious Jon Husted’s secretary of state position]]>

As Democrats fight an uphill battle against incumbent Republicans for major statewide offices, one race in particular has taken on an increased significance.

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<![CDATA[Lost in Wilberforce - America’s oldest historically black private college is on the verge of losing its accreditation. Can it be saved?]]> Wilberforce must address enormous debt, a deteriorating campus and serious holes in the administration, holes which until very recently included the president of the university, all before December 15, or risk losing its accreditation.]]> <![CDATA[A Tale of Two Suburbs - The checkered past of two racially tense Midwestern suburbs]]>

Many have made parallels between the shooting of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer and the killing of John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Walmart — but the racial tensions and local reactions surrounding the tragedies differ.

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<![CDATA[True Believers - Charlie Winburn and Cecil Thomas perform political acrobatics in their fight for state Senate]]>

Though this year’s election season is marked by some pretty uninspiring races, there’s at least one intriguing undecided contest.

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<![CDATA[Food Fight - UC researchers are making important strides against food allergies]]>

Just prior to the Food Allergy Research and Education walk in mid-September, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine immunologist Fred Finkelman took the stage to discuss groundbreaking research on suppressing food allergies in mice.

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