A Closer Look At Candidates In Cincinnati's Mayoral Primary

Ahead of the May 2 primary, WVXU's Howard Wilkinson profiles each of the three candidates vying to be Cincinnati's mayor.

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The Newport Southbank Bridge Company is looking to make a splash with a new and improved Purple People Bridge. Plans include repainting it, adding LED lighting, a "love lock" area, and reinforced flooring for the railroad side of the bridge.

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A 26-year-old Dayton man is accused of planning to fly to Syria to join ISIS. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Laith Waleed Alebbini at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

It was 20 years ago that the Ohio Supreme Court found the state’s system of funding public schools unconstitutional. The case was brought by a coalition of hundreds of school districts and named after student Nathan DeRolph. They argued that relying on property taxes for school funding unfairly favored districts with higher property values. The Court agreed. The DeRolph decision was one of many attempts to solve a funding problem, and it won’t be the last.

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Taste of Cincinnati's annual awards list is out. Taste will be held May 27-29.

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Update: USL has updated its disciplinary report to clarify the reason fornthe suspension.

"Misconduct is for biting an opponent during the match on April 22, 2017," says the league.

Original post: FC Cincinnati's star forward will miss the entire month of May. The United Soccer League today handed down a six-game suspension to Djiby Fall for an incident in last Saturday's match.

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Cincinnati's Department of Community and Economic Development is out with its 2016 Annual Report. 

Director Oscar Bedolla says the city saw more than $440 million in total investment last year.

After blocking executions in Ohio almost three weeks ago, a federal appeals court will reconsider that ruling on whether Ohio can use a new method of lethal injection.

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It turns out 'they're not done yet.'

Interstate 71 will be closed again Sunday as crews make a second attempt at imploding what's left of the original Jeremiah Morrow Bridge.

Click here to watch last Sunday's implosion.

Meridian Bioscience

Researchers in Europe and philanthropists in New York are singing the praises Tuesday of a new malaria test from Newtown-based Meridian Bioscience on this World Malaria Day.

House Republicans went back to the drawing board to roll out a new budget plan after seeing tax revenues coming up short month after month. The changes include taking out nearly all of Gov. John Kasich’s tax reform proposals and redirecting focus on the drug epidemic.

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Political Junkie Ken Rudin Joins Us To Recap The First 100 Days Of The Trump Administration

This Saturday marks President Donald Trump's one hundredth day in office. While that 100th day is an arbitrary benchmark, it is the milestone we have come to use in measuring a president's performance.

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A Nation Engaged

As the Trump presidency approaches its 100th day, NPR News is launching a new collaborative project to help foster conversation on the topic of Power & the Presidency.

Welcome To Cincinnati!

The national storytelling project visits Cincinnati from April 20-May 19

XPoNential Radio on WVXU HD2

Turn up the Volume, Kick Back and Immerse Yourself in the Music. Tune to XPoNential Radio and embark on a journey of great music discovery 24/7.

Politically Speaking

Howard Wilkinson brings you the latest in local and national politics.

Podcasts Chosen Just For Our Listeners

Looking for a new podcast? Check out some of the best from NPR, other public radio program providers and picks from the WVXU staff!

Show Us What You Know

Take part in our weekly Ask Me Another Trivia Challenge and you might win a valuable prize from our famed Closet Of Leftover Thank You Gifts!

Democracy & Me for Educators

WVXU's Democracy & Me is a great resource for teaching the political and electoral process in The United States.

The First 100 Days: Trump's Action Plan Annotated

The end of this week marks the 100th day of President Trump's term. NPR is revisiting his full action plan, taking stock of how the president's accomplishments compare with his campaign promises.