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A new report shows only two of the 10 most common jobs in Ohio pay enough for a worker to rent a two-bedroom apartment.

The Exchange Project Opens New Location On The West Side

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The Exchange Project has opened a new location in Westwood at 2420 Harrison Ave.

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Catherine Milliner’s grandson Tony died when he was four years old. Her daughter’s boyfriend was charged with murdering the toddler. And as a three-year trial unfolded, Milliner wanted to keep tabs on every step of the case, including the whereabouts of the accused.

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This Sunday is Father's Day, and if you don't yet have plans, there's plenty to chose from this weekend around the Tri-State. 

How Avondale Improved Its Infant Mortality Rate

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In 2013, Bethesda Inc.'s grant-making initiative, bi3, awarded a $3.2 million, three-year grant to a first-ever collaboration between Every Child Succeeds, Cincinnati Children’s and TriHealth to tackle infant mortality rates in Hamilton County – one of the highest in the country.   

Why You Might See Golf Carts On City Streets

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There’s a new way to get around downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Adding to the fleet of Uber drivers, bike shares, pedal wagons and the streetcar, you can now hop on a golf cart. Cincinnati City Council voted in May on an ordinance that set up a three-year pilot program for these low-speed vehicles.

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Cincinnati Council Members will now debate how they want to alter budget proposals submitted by Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.

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Democratic congressional candidate Aftab Pureval, joined by former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, stood before about 125 supporters – mostly women – in a North Avondale front yard Wednesday to launch a "Women for Aftab" organization.

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The federal judge overseeing the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) consent decree has again told Cincinnati and Hamilton County leaders to work together. Judge Michael Barrett says if the two entities can't, he'll make decisions and they probably won't like them.

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Blue Ash is the latest Greater Cincinnati community to start a bike share program, which launches Wednesday afternoon with a ceremony at Summit Park.

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Updated Wednesday, June 13, 11:50 a.m.

Editor's note: This story first appeared March 15, 2018 and has been updated given today's news that FIFA has selected the U.S., Canada and Mexico bid to host the World Cup in 2026. 

Cincinnati is a finalist to hold a World Cup match after a bid by the U.S., Canada and Mexico was chosen to host the 2026 World Cup.

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Democrat Jill Schiller is out campaigning hard in Ohio's Second Congressional District, harder than anyone else has since incumbent Republican Brad Wenstrup first won the seat in 2012.

Exploring Chocolate's Delicious History

Jun 13, 2018
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We gorge on it to satisfy our sweet tooth, but one of our most beloved indulgences wasn't always so widely available and it hasn't always been sweet. A new exhibit coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center traces the history of chocolate, where you'll explore what it's like to stand under a cacao tree from a Mesoamerican rainforest, and follow chocolate's journey across the Atlantic to Europe. Plus, you'll discover the industrial processes that made chocolate accessible to everyone.

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It is getting easier to find the resources to launch a business with the help of a number of local incubators that provide seed money and mentoring. But growing a business through second stage development remains a challenge. Now, economic development and business incubator HCDC Inc. has launched an Office of Innovation + Creativity program to help established companies continue to grow.

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A federal judge will get an update on the future of the Metropolitan Sewer District Wednesday morning. Cincinnati and Hamilton County representatives will go before Judge Michael Barrett to discuss the process to replace a 1968 agreement that had the city operate the utility, anc the county made budget decisions.

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Cincinnati Public Radio's WVXU-FM and WGUC-FM are looking for new studios in anticipation of the eventual demolition of the Crosley Telecommunications Center.

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The WAVE Foundation is an independent non-profit organization working in partnership with the Newport Aquarium. The mission of WAVE (Welfare of Aquatic Animals through Advocacy Volunteerism and Education) is to excite, engage and educate our community about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation.   

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Kentucky is now the first state in the country to make joint custody the "legal presumption" in divorce proceedings. The new law, signed by Governor Matt Bevin in April, goes into effect in July and requires judges to grant equal custody in all cases, unless one parent has filed a domestic violence protective order against the other within the last three years.    

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Nearly 50 people offered comments Monday night as Cincinnati City Council's Budget and Finance Committee held its first public hearing on the proposed city budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

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In Hamilton County – and in large urban counties all over Ohio – Republicans and Democrats have been arguing about the practice of purging voter rolls ever since Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted became Ohio's chief election officer in 2011.

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Hamilton County commissioners and Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee Monday selected the Cincinnati Symphony (CSO) and Music and Event Management, Inc. (MEMI) as its choice to develop a music venue at The Banks.

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Cincinnati's Acting City Manager said Monday the city is contracting with two firms to conduct an independent review of the Kyle Plush tragedy.

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On Monday, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will present awards to four first responders who've been impactful in helping their communities deal with the opiate epidemic.

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Clinical trials are tentatively scheduled for 2020 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's new Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine, where researchers are making miniature livers and pancreases, called organoids.

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Saturday, WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson was at the Hamilton County Democratic Party central committee where the party made history by electing its first team of women as leaders - co-chairs Connie Pillich and Gwen McFarlin. McFarlin and Pillich are replacing Tim Burke, who retired about nearly a quarter of a century as party chair. Wilkinson talked with New Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about what changes may be coming to the party. 

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With Ohio's medical marijuana program scheduled to go into effect later this year, questions are being raised about how companies will treat employees and potential employees who use marijuana as medicine. 

The History Of Poverty In Our Region

Jun 11, 2018
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According to U.S. Census data and the Ohio Development Agency’s Ohio Poverty Report, in 2018, nearly 30 percent of Cincinnatians live in poverty. In Northern Kentucky counties, the poverty rate ranges from 9 to 20 percent.

Dozens of local agencies and organizations offer assistance and programs designed to lift people out of poverty, but what has caused the continuing high poverty rate in our region?   

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In the end, it was no contest. The team of former state representative Connie Pillich and Springfield Township trustee Gwen McFarlin have been elected as the new co-chairs of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.

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A Cincinnati man is suing the city's police department for suppressing DNA evidence that proved his innocence, keeping him in jail on murder charges when he could have been free.

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The Union Terminal restoration is nearing its Fall 2018 completion date, but visitors shouldn't expect a fully reopened Cincinnati Museum Center come November.

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