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Parking Lease
3:11 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Parking lease clears another hurdle in court

The City of Cincinnati picked up another win in its battle to outsource parking operations. A judge Thursday dismissed an injunction request filed by the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST).

The group charges the city manager changed the lease without getting council approval. But the city says the city manager acted within his duties.

City attorney Terry Nester further argued COAST had no standing to bring the case.

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Local News
12:16 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Portman: Delay Obamacare sign-up until website problems fixed

Sen. Rob Portman
Official Portrait

It is time to delay the health insurance sign-up under the Affordable Care Act until the multitude of computer glitches that have frustrated millions of Americans can be worked out, Sen. Rob Portman said in Cincinnati Thursday.

“I support repeal of the whole thing and replacing it with something that is better, but I do think that a delay is appropriate now,’’ the Republican senator from Terrace Park told reporters Thursday morning.

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Recycling
11:11 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Final weekend for computer/TV recycling

Credit WVXU

The final computer and TV recycling drop-off for this year will be this weekend.

Last month WVXU reported:

Hamilton County residents have recycled more than 116,000 pounds of old computer equipment and televisions so far this year and the Recycling and Solid Waste District says there's still time to build on that number.  The county's free drop-off program is still available on Saturdays (except the Labor Day holiday on August 31)  from 8 a.m. to noon until October 26.

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Hamilton County Coroner
3:33 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Study projects much lower cost for new crime lab

New figures are in on how much it would cost to convert Mercy Mt. Airy hospital into a new crime lab for the coroner's office.

Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco says a new architectural study puts renovation costs at $21.5 million, well under the projected $56 million to build a new facility.

"The building is sound and it's a gift," says Sammarco. "I think we really need to look at it as this is going to be the most economical way for us to get a new crime lab."

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Higher education
1:19 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Cincy State/UC sign new partnership agreement

Cincinnati State and UC officials sign agreement strengthing academic partnerhsips between the two institutions.
Jay Hanselman

It will now be easier for Cincinnati State students to get four-year degrees from the University of Cincinnati.  

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