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Transportation
4:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

City and Consortium planning for new MLK interchange

The state's plan calls for work to start next year on the MLK interchange at I-71.
Holly Yurchison WVXU News

Governor Kasich's transportation funding plan released this week would give a boost to a project to build a new interchange at Martin Luther King Junior Drive and I-71 in Cincinnati's Uptown.  The plan calls for starting construction next year on the $107 million project. 

Local officials have already been making their own plans for the interchange and the second of two planning studies is being held tonight.  Uptown Consortium CEO Beth Robinson says the project is expected to radically change the face of Uptown and increase traffic on MLK.

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community engagement
1:17 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Cincinnati announcing it's partnering with Nextdoor

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati officials will be discussing a new plan Wednesday morning that will use technology to better communicate with residents in the city's 52 neighborhoods.  

The city is partnering with Nextdoor.  

The website has been operating since October 2011 and has about 16,000 neighborhoods represented nationwide.

Communications Director Kelsey Grady said Nextdoor is a private social network that allows neighbors to connect.

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Police department
11:31 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Meeting tonight about District 3 police building

Site for new District 3 police buidling at 2300 Ferguson Rd in Westwood
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Cincinnati residents who live in police District 3 are getting a chance to offer their input on what the new police headquarters’ for that area will look like.  

Officials are holding a community meeting Tuesday evening.  

Stakeholders from all neighborhoods in the district are invited to assist with the design and public components of the new facility.  

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same-sex marriage
4:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Update: Judge issues TRO in gay marriage lawsuit

Jim Obergefell (on right) and his attorney Al Gerhardstein exit the federal courthouse after presenting their case Monday.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Update: Judge Black has granted the temporary restraining order. This means Ohio is now prohibited, in the event of Arthur's death, from issuing a death certificate that doesn't indicate that he was married and name his spouse.

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Local News
2:34 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Beck won't resign Ohio House seat, lawyer says

State Rep. Peter Beck
Ohio House of Representatives website

State Rep. Peter Beck of Mason, indicted Friday on 16 felony charges, will not be resigning from his seat in the Ohio House, his lawyer said Monday.

"He has no intention of doing that,'' Konrad Kircher, the Mason lawyer who is defending the Republican lawmaker told WVXU. "These are just charges. He plans to fight them, clear his name, and put this behind him."

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