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Does the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) seriously think that Republican incumbent Steve Chabot is vulnerable next year in southwest Ohio's First Congressional District?

Apparently so.

And the DCCC is actively trying to drum up interest among potential candidates.

At the top of the list is Todd Portune, the long-time Hamilton County commissioner who has proven that he can pull crossover voters in Republican parts of the county.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Cincinnati Museum Center is getting ready to open Star Wars and the Power of Costume. Museum and Smithsonian employees uncrated some very recognizable items Friday. C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8 are part of the exhibit which opens next week.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Police officers from around Hamilton County gathered at Fountain Square and the Police Memorial Friday to remember their fallen colleagues.

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department is breaking ground on a new facility.

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The judge overseeing the retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing still says she expects to be able to seat a jury in Hamilton County.

Center for Closing the Health Gap

The Center for Closing the Health Gap will have to change its ways when spending city taxpayers' dollars, according to an internal audit released by Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black Thursday morning.

Eight Hamilton County Municipal Court seats are up for re-election this fall, but only three of them are contested races.

WavStay.com

Building on the popularity of companies like AirBnB and Home Away, two Cincinnati natives are launching WavStay. Think of it like AirBnB, but for boats and yachts.

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The Cincinnati Art Museum is establishing an Asian art endowment thanks to what it says is its largest monetary gift in museum history.

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Officials with the Metropolitan Sewer District are still working to process sewer backup claims from a storm last August.

A woman suing the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has reached a deal to end the suit. Attorneys for Rachel Dovel say she "has received insurance coverage for sex reassignment surgery." That coverage was previously excluded, leading to the lawsuit.

Alex Driehaus

Former congressman Steve Driehaus tells WVXU he returns home next month after spending six years leading the Peace Corps' efforts in two African nations.

But Driehaus, in a phone interview Monday from Rabat, the capital of Morocco, says he has no plans to jump back into elective politics.

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning on the recent Cincinnati mayoral primary and the implications for Yvette Simpson and John Cranley. The conclusion: Cranley has a lot of work to do to get re-elected. 

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ohio State University researchers are using special glasses to help patients fully recover after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The glasses help rewire the brain after documented changes following a knee injury.

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A study is underway in Kentucky surveying the state's aerospace industry and determining the direction for the future. The state is No. 2 in the nation in aerospace exports, behind only the State of Washington.

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