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Gov. Matt Bevin says the judge who struck down Kentucky’s pension law is “not a very competent attorney,” predicting that the ruling will be overturned because the legislation “doesn’t do much.”

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According to a new study, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety are the most commonly diagnosed chronic conditions among children in the Greater Cincinnati region.

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Over 110,000 people are expected to attend Cincinnati's 45th annual Pride Parade and festival this Saturday, June 23. The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. followed by a festival at Sawyer Point at noon. 

Cincinnati And Columbus Sued Over Gun Control Laws

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Ohio pro-gun groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Columbus and Cincinnati, hoping to overturn recently passed gun control measures.

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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron land in Dayton this weekend for the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The popular flight team last performed in the Gem City in 2014.

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People often tell me I have been lucky because I have been in a profession that has enabled me to do a lot of things that most folks will never have the chance to do.

And they're right. I am grateful for that.

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Attorney Al Gerhardstein calls the lawsuit against an African-American police lieutenant by two white officers "the most outrageous lawsuit I have ever seen." Hamilton County commissioners raise the sales tax. Now a petition effort is underway to force the measure to a vote. A controversial "Stand Your Ground" bill is expected to go to a vote next week.

A group of Republicans and anti-tax advocates is coming together in an attempt to put a just-passed sales tax hike before voters.

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says its last white tiger has died. The animal was euthanized Thursday because of age-related issues.

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A national transportation research group says Ohio's roadways are deteriorated and congested, costing drivers $12 billion each year. Yup, that's "billion" with a "b."

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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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The Cincinnati Pride parade takes place Saturday, June 23, and organizers tell WVXU they expect more than 100,000 people to attend the 45th year of the Queen City's parade and festival. 

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Oxfam wants Cincinnati-based Kroger to be more transparent about where it gets the products it sells in its family of grocery chains.

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Thursday ushered in the first official day of summer, and as if on cue, the Tri-State has plenty to do this weekend to help you kick off the season. 

One Local Woman's Journey To Justice

Jun 21, 2018
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Tyra Patterson was convicted in the 1994 murder of 15-year-old Michelle Lai, even though she did not pull the trigger. The Ohio Justice and Policy Center typically does not pursue cases of wrongful convictions but they took on Patterson's case. On December 25, 2017, she was released from prison after serving 23 years for a crime she did not commit.

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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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A judge has struck down changes made to Kentucky’s pension systems earlier this year, ruling that lawmakers violated the state constitution by rushing the bill to passage in a matter of hours.

Editor's note: One of the 22 men arrested was Philip de Oliveira. WVXU has aired and posted stories online from de Oliveira in the past through a content sharing agreement with other public radio stations in Ohio. We are not directly affiliated with de Oliveira, and he is no longer working for public radio stations in Ohio.

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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 doctors said in 2006 'You'll never dive again,' " Lanman says after climbing out of the aquarium's shark tank following his triumphant return to the water.

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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

Jun 20, 2018
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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.  

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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 new report backs up fears that Metro faces a significant deficit over the next 10 years. It also comes as the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) board continues to debate asking voters to approve a sales tax.

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Ohio's two senators are accepting applications to fill an opening on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers is writing a bill to legalize and regulate sports betting in the state.

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A high school diploma is a necessary step in a young person's journey to a more secure future. But recent studies show postsecondary education has become increasingly essential, whether that education comes from a two-year or four-year degree, trade school, or a career and technical certificate program.   

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