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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

"Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another."

Those famous words from the late South African anti-apartheid leader begin the new exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center commemorating the life of Nelson Mandela.

Bill Dattilo / Provided

The Metropolitan Sewer District is being asked to buy several homes on the west side because of flooding and sewer backups.

Taste of Cincinnati

Cincinnati's annual start of summer festival is getting a new venue, kind of. Taste of Cincinnati is staying on Fifth St but is moving two blocks east.

BrightFarms

BrightFarms, one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Food," has announced plans to build and operate a massive greenhouse in Wilmington, Ohio that it says will be a model for scalable, sustainable and local farming.

City of Cincinnati

Someday Cincinnati's trash cans could alert the city when they're full, parking meters could let drivers know where available spots are, and traffic lights could adjust automatically to traffic conditions. That's how Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld describes Cincinnati's possible future as a "smart city."

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County's prosecutor is suggesting the wounding of a Cincinnati police officer could have been prevented had his attacker been in prison for earlier crimes.

Michael Keating

The Cincinnati agency in charge of Metro is projecting a $3 million deficit for 2018 with bigger losses going forward.

Work is continuing on creating a housing court in Hamilton County. That's according to an attorney who works for the Cincinnati City Solicitor.

The goal is for it be operating by the fall if Ohio lawmakers approve the necessary legislation.  

CCAC

After more than a year of back-and-forth, the relationship between the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) and the Cincinnati School Board is finally coming to a head. The board is voting Monday night to terminate the CCAC's 30-year lease on its Clifton building.

Provided / City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati is launching curbside textile recycling Monday. The program includes textiles, clothing, and housewares.

WVXU-FM

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the growing number of Democratic candidates for Ohio governor; and how both the Republicans and Democrats are likely to have lively primary battles for governor in 2018 

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A Cincinnati Police-federal government partnership targeting violent offenders is going so well the U.S. Attorney's Office is expanding it to Columbus.

University of Colorado

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a revolutionary process that cools buildings without the use of refrigerants or electricity.

The material, described in the journal Science, is a glass polymer hybrid and even under direct sunlight can cool objects.

Provided

Two road projects start in Cincinnati Monday. Both are expected to cause some traffic problems.

About a month ago, David Pepper, the Ohio Democratic Party chairman, was more than a bit concerned.

Back then, he had no announced candidates for Ohio governor in 2018, while some rather well-known and well-funded Republicans were gearing up for a fight.

"The time to start organizing campaigns is now,'' Pepper told WVXU in February. "There is no time for exploratory committees and thinking about it. It is time to get on with it."

Well, ask and ye shall receive.

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