On a normal day, the mundane work in the Rowan County Clerk’s Office proceeds without much fuss.

Vehicle registrations are renewed. People register to vote. Titles are filed away.

But this was no normal day.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio is filing suit against the state Department of Health. The agency argues if House Bill 64, the recently passed state budget, takes effect at the end of the month, its two remaining clinics that perform abortions will have to shut down.

Just a week after Dayton announced it will offer paid parental leave to city employees, Cincinnati may be doing the same.

Mayor John Cranley is introducing a proposal that would allow employees to take up to six weeks of paid sick time following a birth or adoption.

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The public event Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton had scheduled for Sept. 10 in Cincinnati has been moved to Columbus, according to a Clinton campaign official.

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Cincinnati Police say the officer who used a Taser on a robbery suspect Monday night followed department policy.

Update 9:10 p.m.: Beshear’s Statement

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Steve Beshear said “117 of our 120 county clerks are following the law and carrying out their duty to issue marriage licenses regardless of gender.”

Here’s his full statement:

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Cincinnati Council member Chris Seelbach says he won’t vote to override Mayor John Cranley’s veto of a proposed charter amendment that would allow city council to meet behind closed doors to discuss some issues.

A Do-Over For Gateway

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UPDATE 09/01/15: In a meeting described as low-key, The Gateway Community and Technical College Board of Directors approved the evaluation of President Ed Hughes and sent it to KCTCS President Jay Box.

ORIGINAL POST: The Gateway Community & Technical College Board of Directors will try again Tuesday to evaluate President Ed Hughes.

Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, lost her bid for a stay Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied her application.

As is often the case in such rejections, the decision came without comment: "The application for stay presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court is denied."

The court's one-line order did not mention whether any justices dissented.

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President Obama’s announcement that Mount McKinley in Alaska will now be called Denali piqued a lot of interest in Ohio – the home state of the president for whom the summit was named nearly a century ago.

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