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Bike lanes
2:39 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Central Pkwy bike lanes causing parking confusion

Two cars parked in the new protected bicycle lane on Central Parkway near Music Hall.
Jay Hanselman

Drivers who park along Central Parkway in Downtown Cincinnati are having a little trouble figuring out where to leave their cars with the addition of new bicycle lanes.

On Monday afternoon, near the intersection of Central Parkway and Ezzard Charles Drive, at least three cars were parked in the actual bicycle lane.

City officials said in a press release between 12th Street and Marshall Avenue, the parking lane has shifted away from the curb, and cars will now be parking adjacent to the new bicycle lane.

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Politics
8:49 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the recently concluded National Urban League Conference in Cincinnati; and the two headline speakers - Vice President Joe Biden and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

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Politics
10:14 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Will Rand Paul's message resonate with African-American voters?

There’s one thing you can say for certain about the small-government, libertarian-leaning junior senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, who (presumably) would like to be the next president of the United States.

He doesn’t shy away from a tough crowd.

Paul did it last year when he made a speech before a somewhat less than receptive crowd at Howard University, the historically black college in Washington, D.C.

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Local News
10:13 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Rand Paul pitches his ideas to Urban League delegates

Sen. Rand Paul
Credit U.S. Senate office

Rand Paul, Kentucky’s junior senator and a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, pitched his ideas of economic and personal freedom to a polite but small crowd this morning at the National Urban League Conference.

Paul’s early morning speech, which lasted about 17 minutes, was seen as part of his continuing effort to reach out to minority voters, particularly African-Americans, in order to broaden the GOP voter base.

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Immigration
3:19 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Task force studying ways to make city more immigrant friendly

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley introducing the Task Force on Immigration at Music Hall.
Credit Jay Hanselman

Nearly 80 people are involved in a task force designed to make Cincinnati more immigrant friendly.  

Mayor John Cranley introduced the group Thursday before it held its first organizational meeting.  

"Study after study has shown that immigrants have a positive impact on the economy," Cranley said.  "Besides bringing new ideas and fresh perspectives, they also preserve existing jobs and they create new jobs and stabilize and strengthen our housing market."

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