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8:02 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Pension charter amendment headed to the ballot

A group that wants to change the pension system for city of Cincinnati employees has enough valid signatures to place a charter amendment on the November ballot, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

The group, Cincinnati Pension Reform, turned in 16,116 signatures and 9,726 turned out to be valid signatures of Cincinnati voters. They needed 7,443 to make the ballot.

The group paid nearly $70,000 to a California firm that specializes in putting paid petition circulators on the ground in Cincinnati and gathered the signatures within a few weeks.

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Ohio River
6:06 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Proposal to delay mercury standards enforcement on Ohio River

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Enforcement of new mercury standards for industrial and wastewater treatment plants along the Ohio River may be delayed and that has environmental groups concerned.

Documents show there are dozens of companies and municipalities with mercury monitoring requirements that dump into the Ohio River.

Mercury levels based on Great Lakes

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Politics
12:55 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Homeland Security chief Napolitano addresses FOP convention

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano focused on the importance of partnering with local law enforcement during remarks Monday morning to the National Fraternal Order of Police convention in Cincinnati.

She told some 4,000 first responders from around the country and Ireland that her department has been beefing up its cooperative efforts, especially by creating Fusion Centers where national and local agencies can share information.

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Politics
11:44 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Sen. Brown speaks at FOP convention

Sen. Brown, a long-time union supporter, spoke to the national FOP convention in Cincinnati.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke at the National FOP convention in Cincinnati Monday. He largely focused on the importance of collective bargaining. Click below to hear his remarks.

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Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat
9:03 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Howard Wilkinson explains the Cincinnati Charter Committee

Michael Keating

The Cincinnati Charter Committee has been around since the 1920's.  But its role has changed over the years.  WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson explains how it got started and evolved. 

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