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Everything NKY Needs To Know About Voting In Tuesday's Primary

On Tuesday, May 22, residents of Kentucky vote on a variety of local and statewide Congressional races. Here’s what you need to know before heading out to the polls.

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The Cincinnati Police Department's investigation into the death of Kyle Plush fails to provide answers, prompting City Council to call for an independent investigation. Hamilton County leaders consider increasing property taxes, adding a new levy to help fund the county's Children's Services agency. Cincinnati City Council approves a community benefits agreement between FC Cincinnati and the West End, advancing the team's effort to build a new stadium in the neighborhood. And federal agents raid a Findlay Market merchant suspected of committing more than $3 million in food stamp fraud.

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Emma and Liam continued their reign as popular baby names in 2017. The two top the list of most popular names given to babies born in Ohio last year, according to the Social Security Administration.

After years in limbo, a plan to construct a new coal plant has been scrapped. That leaves Ohio without any proposals for new coal plant generation. Environmental groups see this as a critical turning point.

The City of Dayton is again exploring ways to ban panhandling along major city highways. At a meeting Wednesday evening, the city commission is expected to review an ordinance that would criminalize the practice.

Dayton first introduced legislation to restrict panhandling in 2011. That law required panhandlers to register with the city, and restricted begging to daylight hours. It also allowed cops to arrest violators instead of just citing them.

After legal challenges, the law was partially repealed in 2016.

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A clock that was housed under a bubble in the Town Center parking garage at 1223 Central Parkway (home to CET and WVXU) will soon return home to Union Terminal. Workers removed it Thursday morning.

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Someone opened several fire hydrants around Millvale on Monday and the fire department doesn't want it happening again.

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'Tis the season for charity walks and races, and as such some Downtown roads will close again this weekend. 

Provided by Seckatary Hawkins Club

Fans of "Seckatary Hawkins," the newspaper serial launched in the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1918, will gather at the Ohio River in June to celebrate its 100th anniversary.


The Ohio House was forced to cancel session as Republicans failed to reach an agreement on who should be the next House speaker. That decision means more than a dozen bills that were set for a vote were delayed. That includes a long-drawn out bill that would overhaul and crack down on the payday lending industry.

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Rain may be in the forecast this weekend, but there's plenty to do around town inside and out. 

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Expert Tips To Enjoy The Ohio River Safely This Summer

Each year thousands of recreational boaters enjoy our stretch of the Ohio River. But boaters out on the water for fun have to share the river with commercial traffic, typically towboats that, with their barges, can reach up to 1,200-feet long – more than the length of an aircraft carrier.

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Looking Up

Space talk, the fun way, with Dean Regas & Anna Hehman.

StoryCorps In Cincinnati

91.7 WVXU was proud to host StoryCorps at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Beginning June 7, we will air some of those conversations each Wednesday.

Politically Speaking

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

Howard Wilkinson: Tales from the Trail

For over 40 years, Howard Wilkinson has been covering politics - but some of of his best stories never made the radio, newspaper or web. Until now.