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Metropolitan Sewer District
1:25 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

County & City still at odds over hiring practice

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners still aren't happy with the City of Cincinnati's responsible bidder program for Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) construction projects.

The board is drafting replacement language and, to show he means business, commissioner Chris Monzel is considering a restraining order forcing the city not to award any MSD contracts until the issue is resolved.

The key issue is a clause requiring companies bidding for sewer work to have certified apprenticeship programs with graduates.

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Cincinnati budget
12:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Mayor Mallory reduces public safety layoffs in his budget

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory's budget plan released Wednesday reduces the number of police and fire department layoffs.  But 53 firefighters and 49 police officers would still be out of work in early June.  

Mallory said he believes the public safety layoffs are unavoidable.

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Vote fraud investigation
11:35 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Hamilton County elections board sends two more voting cases to prosecutor

The Hamilton County Board of Elections debates possible illegal voting.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Hamilton County Board of Elections is referring two people to the prosecutor's office for possible illegal voting, but the bigger question appears to be whether more than three dozen people who each voted a provisional ballot and absentee ballot are in the wrong.
 

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Police department
9:13 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Decision nearing for new police building in District 3

Map of Cincinnati's Police District 3
City of Cincinnnati

A new location for the Cincinnati Police Department’s District 3 headquarters could be announced within the next two to three weeks.

Officials have narrowed the list of possible sites down to four locations.

Those are:

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Sequester
4:15 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

WPAFB details sequester cuts

Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announcement that civilian furloughs have been reduced from 14 days to 11, officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton are outlining their plans for dealing with sequester cuts.

In an email to WVXU, Public Affairs Specialist Ted Theopolos writes:

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