CityBeat - News http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-102-1-news.html <![CDATA[United Front - Feds join city lawsuit against apartment owner over conditions at the Alms Hill Apartments]]> The standoff between owners of the Alms Hill apartments in Walnut Hills and the building's residents is intensifying and is central to a lawsuit now on its way to federal court. ]]> <![CDATA[Deeper Issues - Experts say Cincinnati is a model for police reform, but healing wounds might go beyond changing law enforcement]]>

Eight months after the deaths of Michael Brown and other black citizens at the hands of police, tensions still simmer.

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<![CDATA[Awaiting Change - New Hamilton County court docket looks to help individuals escape the lingering barriers of sex trafficking]]>

When Caroline came out as transgender during high school, her mother asked that she leave her house and neighborhood in Northern Kentucky. That rejection started a long, harrowing journey through sex trafficking and addiction.

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<![CDATA[Bottoms Up? - Council moves to create new entertainment districts and bring more bars and restaurants downtown]]>

Downtown Cincinnati could soon get 21 more liquor licenses under a new proposal pending state approval.

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<![CDATA[Slow Ride - A proposed East Side bike trail is one of the final pieces needed to connect Cincinnati to a statewide network of trails. So what’s the holdup?]]>

Picture an epic trip on a dedicated bike trail from downtown Cincinnati to the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland. Or, if you’re less ambitious, visualize a Saturday jaunt from Milford to downtown. Both are surprisingly close to reality.

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<![CDATA[Trade Offs - Proposed redevelopment in Walnut Hills brings up tough questions about affordable housing]]>

Seventy-four-year-old Pearlie Young says she likes her apartment on Chapel Street in Walnut Hills, where she has lived for four years.

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<![CDATA[Faulty Math? - Gov. Kasich’s quirky education-funding formula lists Indian Hill beside the state’s have-nots]]>

One of the state’s wealthiest school districts is among those on the list to receive an increase in state aid under a new plan submitted by Gov. John Kasich. 

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<![CDATA[Going for the Green - An Ohio group wants voters to legalize marijuana and constrict cultivation to a few select investors]]>

If a group of former athletes, entrepreneurs, developers and other investors gets its way, a high-profile ballot initiative seeking to change Ohio’s constitution could make it legal to light up a joint in the state.

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<![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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