CityBeat - News http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-102-1-news.html <![CDATA[Pushing Pause - Vice Mayor Mann set to propose altered bike project to save on-street parking]]>

The city’s cost of a long-planned piece of cycling infrastructure could more than double if City Council approves a motion Vice Mayor David Mann planned to introduce on April 23. 

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<![CDATA[Forgotten Population - Women’s City Club to host a discussion on ways the criminal justice system is failing women]]>

Each week Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJPC) Executive Director David Singleton visits the Dayton Correctional Institute (DCI). He feels his presence is making a difference — hearing voices that would have otherwise remained silent. He speaks candidly about one of his clients, a woman serving 17 years after shooting her former police officer husband to death.

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<![CDATA[Continued Cuts - Ohio leaders push back against Kasich-planned tax cuts for the wealthy]]>

City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld helped coordinate a contingent of bipartisan, elected officials to testify at a House Finance Committee meeting last week against Gov. John Kasich’s proposed across-the-board income tax cuts, which Sittenfeld connects to a decline in important public services around Cincinnati. 

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<![CDATA[Healthy Effort - Local organizations attempt to combine efforts to address Cincinnati’s main health problems]]>

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Interact for Health and the Hamilton County Health Department have tasked a nonprofit organization with improving the health of Cincinnatians through data analysis and program development.

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 There is increasing unease and reports of rioting in the streets of Kharkiv, a Ukrainian city that is tied to Cincinnati by a 25-year-old sister city partnership. Kharkiv has 1.4 million residents and is nestled near Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia. Two people recently died in pro-Russian protests amid calls for a vote that would make Kharkiv independent from Ukraine’s central government in Kiev.

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<![CDATA[On the Road Again - Cincinnati's newest bike plan sees small victories but is still behind schedule]]>

The sun’s morning gaze provided clear visibility as Wes Crout navigated his bicycle across the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge on March 6, a route he often takes to work in Covington. 


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<![CDATA[Parade Ban-ner - St. Patrick's Day Parade boots pro-gay anti-bullying organization for the second year straight]]>

A year after being booted out of Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade over its pro-gay platform, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has been banned again this year — along with all politicians. 

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<![CDATA[Mobile Mission - Long-planned needle exchange program finally gets up and running in Springdale]]>

After eight long years in the making, the Cincinnati Exchange Project (CEP) is finally up and running.

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<![CDATA[Serious Seuss - Cincinnati Art Museum maintains five Dr. Seuss editorial cartoons taking aim at villains on the world stage ]]>

The Seuss is not loose at the Cincinnati Art Museum, which has a stash of the good doctor’s political cartoons filed away and unavailable for public viewing in its archives.

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<![CDATA[Double Parking - Comparing Mayor John Cranley’s parking plan to the one he stopped in November]]>

What's different between Mayor John Cranley's parking plan and the plan he helped kill in November?

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<![CDATA[Collaborative Nature - Cincinnati Public Schools’ community learning centers turn schools into neighborhood resource hubs]]>

Community learning centers helped improve Cincinnati Public Schools' reputation, and now other cities are paying attention.

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<![CDATA[Enroll America Seeks Out Ohio’s Uninsured - ]]> With HealthCare.gov mostly fixed after its glitch-ridden rollout, outreach campaigns are now doubling efforts to get Americans enrolled in Obamacare.]]> <![CDATA[Growing Support - Pro-medical marijuana organization targets the 2014 Ohio ballot; entrepreneurs prepare for eventual legalization]]>

Ohioans could soon legally toke up if the Ohio Rights Group succeeds in its efforts to legalize medical marijuana and industrial hemp across the state.

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<![CDATA[A Cruel and Unusual Death - Ohio’s most recent execution raises questions about constitutionality and ethics]]>

Following a convicted killer's 26-minute, seemingly painful execution, some question Ohio's use of the death penalty.

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<![CDATA[Redeveloping Issues - Anti-gentrification organization says OTR redevelopment is leaving low- and middle-income people out]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Not In Our Dog House - Puppy Mill Bill finally ends Ohio’s dubious distinction as one of the country’s least regulated states for commercial dog breeding]]>

Dog breeders can no longer rely on Ohio to allow their neglectful, irresponsible habits.

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<![CDATA[Economic Effects - Following promises of miracles, Ohio’s weakening economy could hurt Gov. John Kasich’s re-election bid]]> Ohio’s weakening economy could damage Gov. John Kasich and other Ohio Republican incumbents’ chances of reelection in 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Consensus Building - Ohio's LGBT groups disagree on timing of same-sex marriage legalization as polls show increasing support]]>

Ohio’s leading LGBT groups continue to disagree whether 2014 or 2016 is the right year to place same-sex marriage legalization on the ballot.

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<![CDATA[Top Stories of 2013 - The people, budgets and controversies CityBeat covered while writing about the streetcar all year]]>

Just like it was a big year for Cincinnati and Ohio, it was a big year for the CityBeat news team.

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<![CDATA[Future Investment - Proposed preschool funding program could help local children and lead to economic benefits down the line]]>

City leaders pursue Preschool Promise to provide early education to every 3- and 4-year-old in Cincinnati.

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