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Transportation
1:32 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Metro launching plan to boost ridership in Uptown

A small-scale display of the new Metro*Plus bus stops being built in the Uptown area near UC and the medical campuses.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Metro is rolling out its new Plus service and Uptown Transit District plan around UC and the hospital campuses.

Four new boarding shelters are being installed. They'll feature LED displays with real-time information.

The district will also serve as a transfer point for nine routes rather than going through the main hub downtown.

President and CEO of the Uptown Consortium Beth Robinson says the newly created Uptown Transit District is important for easing congestion.

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voter fraud
8:18 am
Fri May 31, 2013

39 more "double voters" to be referred to prosecutor

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Ohio Government Website

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has broken a tie vote on the Hamilton County Board of Elections, sending 39 more cases of persons alleged to have voted twice in the 2012 election to the county prosecutor for possible criminal prosecution.

"These cases should be investigated,'' Husted told WVXU. "It does not necessarily mean people will be indicted and prosecuted. But the elections system does not have the capability to investigate all of these; and the county prosecutor does."

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Cincinnati's cycling culture
4:39 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

List of local bike friendly destinations keeps growing

Bike stand at Roebling Point Books and Coffee in Covington, a Gold Certified Destination.
Holly Yurchison WVXU News

Queen City Bike has released its 2013 list of bicycle friendly destinations.  It's a list that keeps getting bigger with two dozen new destinations this year. 

Click here to see the entire list of 79 destinations.

Cincinnati budget
4:14 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Cincinnati Council approves budget by 5-4 vote

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Cincinnati Council officially balanced the budget Thursday for the next fiscal year that begins in a just a few weeks.  But once again the plan relies heavily on one-time sources and juggling other funds to close a $35 million deficit.  

There are no police and fire layoffs, but some 60 other city employees will be out of work.  

Residents can also expect some city services to be affected... plus two recreation centers will close and five city swimming pools will be shut down after this summer.  

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Recycling
2:29 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Inside a refrigerator's insides

Justin Rainer with recycling company JACO Environmental pries the back off an old fridge.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Duke Energy tore apart an old refrigerator Thursday... and not just because someone thought destruction sounded fun. The demonstration highlights Duke's appliance recycling program.

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