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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Ohio and 10 other states against American Express.

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Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a proposed 2018 general fund budget. County Administrator Jeff Aluotto says the spending plan is structurally balanced, but he's concerned about 2019.

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And it was over in a BLINK of an eye. The community art and light festival, BLINK, brought in an estimated one million people to downtown Cincinnati during the weekend.

 

The four-day light festival drew in crowds bigger than Riverfest, Taste of Cincinnati and Oktoberfest. It featured large-scale mapping, murals, urban artscapes, media light, interactive art and music -- stretching across from the Banks to Findlay market, according to organizers.

The Ohio Republican Party is taking a Democrat to task for what it calls a secret deal with a hedge fund to do student loan collections. But the Democrat the GOP is focusing on isn’t running for office….at least not yet. 

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about whether or not the endorsements both candidates for Cincinnati mayor are piling up really matter to voters. 

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Dayton educator Kevin Cornell ("Mr. C") is bringing his lighthearted science lessons to public television this fall. The one-minute segments called "Full STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Ahead" air between kids shows and tease experiments that are later explained in full on a website.

Mark Mallory is a fellow who plays his cards close to his vest.

The former mayor really hasn't been heard from much since he finished up his eight years as mayor nearly four years ago; and when he does say something publicly chooses the occasions carefully.

But now he's stepping out front again; and testing one of the age-old arguments of politics – do endorsements mean anything to voters?

Dan Quayle.

Now, there's a name from the past you probably haven't thought about lately.

The 44th  vice president of the United States.

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Update 6 p.m.: The University of Cincinnati is confirming it will allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus.

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Covington plans to take greater steps in protecting the monarch butterfly and improving water quality in Northern Kentucky. These are the designated topics for Covington Neighborhood Collaborative's annual summit this Saturday.

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