CityBeat - News http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-102-1-news.html <![CDATA[Mixed Messages - Debate over UC’s RECLAIM program shows the fraught world of campus sexual assault response]]>

As University of Cincinnati students began filing onto campus to start classes this week, a battle was raging over a program run by the UC Women’s Center designed to aid sexual assault survivors.

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<![CDATA[Making Connections - Local app-development class contributes to a federal project hoping to end LGBTQ youth homelessness]]>

When app developer Mark Mussman started a course to teach Cincinnatians how to build Android applications, he also saw opportunity to help out LGBTQ youth experiencing or on the verge of experiencing homelessness.

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<![CDATA[Clearing the Smoke - Everything you need to know about the marijuana legalization proposal slated for November’s ballot]]>

Last week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that marijuana legalization effort ResponsibleOhio had succeeded in its push to collect the more than 300,000 signatures it needed to put its proposal for a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

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<![CDATA[Moving Up, Moving Out - Over-the-Rhine’s dramatic makeover has harsh realities for some longtime residents]]>

For the past year, Reginald Stroud has lived in a tucked away dead-end street in Northside. The building he lived in at 1123-1125 Walnut St. also housed both his convenience store and karate studio, which he says put him at the center of a tight-knit community of longtime OTR residents.

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<![CDATA[Medicaid in Action - Ohioans are reaping the rewards of the state’s Medicaid expansion as lawmakers mull funding going forward]]>

Charles McClinon was in a tough spot in 2013 when he lost his health coverage. The 52-year-old Cincinnati native, who has epilepsy, had returned to school in Chicago when the medication he took for his seizures started affecting his short-term memory.

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<![CDATA[No Taxation Without (Oil and Gas) Representation
 - Gov. John Kasich’s fracking tax succumbs to GOP and industry powers]]>

Last month, Republican lawmakers axed a proposed tax hike by Gov. John Kasich that would have raised Ohio’s near non-existent severance tax on oil and gas drilling. 

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<![CDATA[Searching for Answers - Family and friends await details about the police shooting death of Samuel Dubose in Mount Auburn]]>

On July 20, more than 100 mourners gathered in the small, isolated section of Mount Auburn in the shadow of Christ Hospital where Samuel Dubose died the previous day.

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<![CDATA[Stealing Time - How subcontracting makes recovering lost wages difficult for undocumented immigrant workers ]]>

Juan Alvarez was one of 10 undocumented workers from Guatemala recruited by Jorge Padrilla, an undocumented Mexican, to do the framing and drywall work for an addition at the Ohio Theta House fraternity on Joselin Street in Clifton Heights last July. 

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<![CDATA[Crisis Averted? - Cincinnati neighborhoods continue to struggle with blight in the wake of the foreclosure crisis ]]>

When the eyes of the nation turn to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati this week, viewers will likely see a pristine version of the city. What they won’t see are hundreds of vacant houses blighting nearby neighborhoods — a haunting reminder the foreclosure crisis is still thriving in Cincinnati.

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<![CDATA[Officers Charged with Covering Up Accident for Controversial Cop - ]]>

Two Cincinnati police officers have been charged in the cover up of a car accident involving a third officer, Sgt. Andrew Mitchell.

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<![CDATA[Fighting On - Advocates push back against new state regulations closing in on Cincinnati’s last clinic providing abortions]]>

In the gray early morning of June 24, a charter bus idled outside the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center in Mount Auburn waiting to take a group of Planned Parenthood supporters from Cincinnati to the state capitol building in Columbus.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide - ]]>

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide

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<![CDATA[Public Fight - As a new effort to increase charter schools launches, public school advocates push back]]>

A group calling itself the Cincinnati Educational Justice Coalition packed 60 people into a small conference room at the West End YMCA June 18 to discuss solutions to a long-standing issue — the  stubborn gap separating low-income Cincinnati students from their more well-off peers.

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<![CDATA[Continuing Tension - Family and community search for answers after the police shooting of 22-year-old Quandavier Hicks in Northside]]>

Erica Woods came from Georgia to Cincinnati for answers about her son’s death and found herself marching across the Hamilton Avenue I-75 overpass June 11 with a group of more than 200.

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<![CDATA[Mayor, Council Democrats Battle over City Budget - ]]>

Cincinnati City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on June 15 wrangled over the city’s upcoming $1 billion budget, passing the operating portion of that financial plan but leaving a fight over capital spending for another day.

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<![CDATA[Balance of Power - Council’s ignored human services request primes potential budget battle]]> Last November, Cincinnati City Council unanimously voted to double the size of the city’s human services fund from $1.5 million to $3 million during the next budget cycle.
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<![CDATA[Boxed In - New state job application laws could help ex-offenders, but they’re part of a larger puzzle]]>

On June 1, the state of Ohio stopped asking job seekers on applications whether they have been convicted of a crime, and a proposed measure would remove questions about criminal history from all public job applications across the state.

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<![CDATA[Poll Position - Fights over voting rights in Ohio intensify as the state looks to play a vital role in 2016]]> Little more than a month after Ohio settled a lawsuit charging that it engaged in practices that suppressed voters’ rights, more battles around the state’s voting practices loom.
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<![CDATA[Lessons Learned - Diverse coalition looks to bridge the achievement gap facing disadvantaged and minority students ]]> While most students in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati’s urban core are showing academic improvement in school, newly disaggregated data reveals low-income students lagging significantly behind their counterparts in achieving key educational goals.
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<![CDATA[Marketing the Market - Proposed co-op grocery Clifton Market is gaining steam after the purchase of former Keller’s IGA building]]>

Clifton Market has been working for more than a year to reopen the 22,000-square-foot Keller’s IGA building as a consumer-owned cooperative grocery. Last month the group purchased the property.

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