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Cincinnati streetcar
12:41 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Long night at city hall as Council discusses streetcar

Crowd at Cincinnati City Hall Monday night for streetcar public hearing.
Jay Hanselman

A standing room only crowd was on hand at Cincinnati City Hall Monday night as Council held a four-hour public hearing on the much debated streetcar project. 


City Manager Milton Dohoney spent an hour describing why the city is pursing the plan.


"We have not pursued it simply because it's a cool thing to do," Dohoney said.  "But because experts have all told us it's what we need to do, if we want to have a competitive advantage with regards to other communities."

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City health insurance
4:26 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Lawsuit filed over Cincinnati's dependent coverage audit

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The unions representing Cincinnati police officers and firefighters are filing a lawsuit concerning the city's health care dependent audit.  

The city wants employees to verify their spouses and children are legitimately eligible for city health benefits.  That includes providing things like marriage licenses, tax returns and birth certificates.  

The deadline for that information is Wednesday. Those who fail to comply will loose dependent coverage.  

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Hamilton County Commission
1:59 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Sheriff and Prosecutor offices lead expenses as county budget tracking higher than projections

Hamilton County Commissioners say they're not overly concerned about the county budget situation but they want to watch it closely to make sure there are no unexpected surprises.

Nine of the county's 29 general fund departments are tracking over budget. The two largest are the Sheriff's and Prosecutor's offices.

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School Shooting
10:18 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Student hospitalized after shooting himself in La Salle HS classroom

La Salle High School, the scene of a Monday morning shooting.
Ann Thompson, WVXU News

Update: During a televised news conference, La Salle spokesman Greg Tankersley said the school will not release the name of the student who shot himself this morning, at his parents' request. Tankersley said the boy, still in critical condition, is an honors student, with 80 hours of community service.

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Howard's Chat
9:05 am
Mon April 29, 2013

David Mann looking for endorsement

photo by Michael Keating

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about why Cincinnati Council Candidate David Mann is asking the Cincinnati Democratic committee again for an endorsement.  He'll also talk about Mitch McConnell fighting for his Senate seat in Kentucky. 

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