Geographies of Need

Gov. John Kasich’s food stamp policy again bypasses Ohio’s urban areas in favor of rural counties

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Seteria Carter has been battling cancer for four years. She is one of more than 125,000 people in Hamilton County who receive SNAP benefits. But there are others in the county — and in urban areas across the state — who need them and don’t get them.   

Political Spending, Park Board Bonuses Spur Further Debate on Parks Charter Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Debate over Mayor John Cranley’s proposed permanent tax increase to fund park projects has gotten more contentious as revelations about questionable spending by the Cincinnati Park Board came to light last week.   

Council Mulls Anti-Panhandling Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Cincinnati City Council could soon vote on a new ordinance that would prohibit panhandling near the city’s schools.   

Defunding at all Costs

State lawmakers join the pile-on against Planned Parenthood

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Weeks after a federal court order kept two women’s clinics in southwestern Ohio from shutting down, the state’s biggest provider of those services faces a new challenge — a proposed law that prohibits it from receiving federal funds for health screenings and other non-family-planning-related services.  

Shared Causes

A Palestinian activist’s fight against immigration fraud charges unites civil-rights groups in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Nearly 100 activists gathered outside of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals downtown from as far as Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis to support Rasmea Odeh, who was scheduled to appeal her conviction on immigration fraud charges from a federal court in Detroit in November 2014.  

Ohio NORML: Issue 3 Could Pinch Marijuana Users’ Fourth Amendment Rights

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
As election day looms, medicinal and recreational marijuana users in Ohio are mulling cloudy questions around how ResponsibleOhio’s legalization amendment could affect their lifestyle.   

Fighting Fear

Activists in Northside take to the streets to protest increasing violence against women

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
In the early morning hours of Oct. 2, two teenagers approached a woman near the corner of Chase and Virginia avenues in Northside and assaulted her. The terrifying incident wasn’t an isolated occurrence in Northside, which has seen a spike in reports of of violent rapes and sexual assaults.  

Debate Heats Up on Parks Charter Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A proposal by Mayor John Cranley to amend Cincinnati’s charter in order to raise funds for the city’s parks has created a good deal of controversy ahead of the Nov. 3 election, where voters will decide whether or not to adopt it.   

Fall of the House of Boehner

The departure of Congress’ most powerful man leaves a void that could be filled by more hardline conservatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The clouds had been gathering over U.S. Rep. John Boehner from nearly the moment he started his tenure as House Speaker in 2011. Last week, the storm of discontent from far-right Republicans in Congress finally ushered him out, underlining deep faults in the country’s political landscape and leaving voids that could be filled by more hardline conservatives.  

Activists Take to City Hall, State of City Speech to Protest Pending Clinic Closure

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Pro-choice activists and community members joined outside of City Hall the evening of Oct. 5 to call on city and state officials to keep the two last abortion providers in southwestern Ohio open.