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12:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

The Mayor's the top dog, but can be overruled

We learned something about Cincinnati City Council this week.

The mayor is not the absolute monarch inside city council chambers.

Except, that is, when he is.

Since December 2001, Cincinnati has had a directly-elected mayor who is not a voting member of council but chairs the meetings and controls the agenda. If a council member tries to raise an issue on the floor of council that the mayor doesn’t want to deal with, he or she can simply rule the council member out of order, proclaiming that it was a subject not on the council agenda and that was that.

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MSD project
5:56 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

City, County make progress on MSD workforce agreement

Sarah Ramsey

They've had their differences, but it looks like the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are making progress on a plan to provide an adequate local workforce for the $3 billion project to modernize the Metropolitan Sewer District.

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Miami University
3:26 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Miami raising tuition, going tobacco free

Miami University trustees have voted to raise tuition 1.5 percent, or $199, for the 2013-2014 school year for undergraduates at the Oxford campus. In-state students will pay $13,266 in tuition; out-of-state students will pay $29,056, also a 1.5 percent increase.  The Ohio legislature had approved increases of up to 2 percent, but the university says  in a statement "through efficiencies achieved on campus and an ideal to keep tuition affordable, the university aimed for a more modest increase."

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Northern Kentucky
11:37 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Environmental educators seeing green in NKY

An effort is underway to create an urban greenway from the mouth of the Licking River to the I-275 Loop.
Licking River Greenway and Trails

Green communities don't happen by accident. That's one of the messages Friday Kentucky environmental educators will discover  as they learn about and visit The Oxbow, The Civic Garden Center, LEED homes, Sanitation District 1 and the Licking River.

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Google Art Project
4:20 am
Fri June 21, 2013

How Google is 'street view' mapping local museums

A extremely high resolution camera takes more than 200 pictures to compile one gigapixel image.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

You've probably heard about Google's street view mapping, maybe you've even seen the cars driving around with giant, funny-looking rooftop cameras. Google is now taking that technology indoors here in Cincinnati.

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