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1:42 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Tough economic times hit Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Arts Center

Facing a deficit, the Contemporary Arts Center is taking steps to get back in the black. Initiatives include a reduction in personnel (4 people or 16% of employees), a reorganization of staff in key areas, a 20% reduction in the director’s salary, increasing contributed and earned revenue, and reducing the draw on the museum’s investments.

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Tea Party
1:16 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Tea Party rallies against IRS

Tea Party members carry signs and chant outside the Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Several hundred Tea Party members rallied at noon Tuesday on Fountain Square before marching to the John Weld Peck Federal Building. They held signs and chanted slogans like "you work for us" and "the IRS has got to go."

Dave Kern of Liberty Township says he came to protest the "outrageous actions" of the IRS in the recent scandal involving extra scrutiny of conservative groups applying for 501(c)(4) tax exempt status.

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Pollution and ADHD
12:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

ADHD linked to traffic pollution

New research from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center finds kids who live near or attend school near a major highway or interstate have an increased risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of the traffic- related pollution.


Lots of kids could be at risk


Studies have shown 40% of children attend school within 400 meters of a major highway. Another 11% of the population in the U.S. lives within a 100 meters of a four-lane highway.

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Cincinnati budget
10:57 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Park and public safety cuts dominate 2nd city budget hearing

Speakers at the second hearing on Cincinnati's budget at the College Hill Recreation Center
Jay Hanselman

Once again preventing park cuts and saving public safety jobs were the focus of many speakers during a Cincinnati Council hearing Monday night on the city’s budget.


There was a smaller crowd for the session at the College Hill Recreation Center, and about 30 speakers offered testimony.


About half of them are asking Council not to reduce funding for the parks department.   The board that runs those facilities has threatened closures and reduced maintenance if the city manager’s budget is adopted.

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Seelbach-Harvey Milk Champion of Change
4:31 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Seelbach gets national award

Chris Seelbach
Sarah Ramsey

A Cincinnati Council Member will be at the White House Wednesday afternoon to accept an award. 

Chris Seelbach is one of ten people being recognized this year as "Harvey Milk Champions of Change." 

“The award honors elected officials who champion equality and public service,” Seelbach said.  “And so I’m being honored for my attempts to make Cincinnati a place that more people feel welcome and respected.”

President Obama honored the late Harvey Milk in 2009 with America's highest civilian medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

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