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Council Members: Increase Admissions Tax To Fund Human Services And Neighborhoods

Updated: Thursday, 12:40 p.m. Two Cincinnati council members introduced a proposal Thursday that would ask voters to increase the city's admissions tax by 2 percent, with the additional money generated used to fund human services organizations and neighborhoods.

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A planned sports complex in Hamilton got a financial boost Wednesday morning.

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Bruno Lanman is grateful to be swimming with the sharks again. Lanman, who created the Newport Aquarium's dive program 20 years ago, thought his diving days were over following a heart failure diagnosis in 2003.

The so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill is likely to come to the floor of the House next week, just before lawmakers leave for an extended break. And that might not be the end of the road for that controversial measure.

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For the first time since the Civil War, a majority of Kentucky voters don’t identify as Democrats as Republicans continue to make gains in voter registrations in the state.

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Does the Ohio Republican Party have reason to be worried about November's statewide election?

Yes. Yes, they do. They can read the tea leaves and they are no fools.

How To Get Your Teen To Put Down Their Smartphone

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Medical researchers, educators and tech professionals continue their warnings about children and teens spending too much time on their smartphones.   

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Alexander Graham Bell invented not only the telephone, but also early versions of the phonograph, the metal detector, airplanes, and hydrofoil boats. Bell was also a pioneering speech teacher and a champion of educating those with hearing impairments.   

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Cincinnati voters could see several city charter amendments on the November ballot.

A council committee discussed a number of proposals Tuesday and is likely to vote on some of them when it meets again July 31.  

Gov. John Kasich says Ohio should be doing everything it can to defend the part of the Affordable Care Act that requires health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions. This once again positions Kasich against President Donald Trump, who has said his administration will not fight for the law. 

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Cincinnati's Sentinel Police Association is responding to a federal lawsuit accusing Lt. Danita Pettis of creating a hostile and racist work environment. The civil rights organization and the city of Cincinnati are also among those named in the suit.

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A "Living Building" and an Arts Center in Burnet Woods?

A group of campers and artists want to make neighbors with the wildlife in one of Cincinnati's oldest parks. Two proposals would change part of the 90-acres inside Clifton's Burnet Woods .

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