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Election Fraud
1:55 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Three indicted in Hamilton County voter fraud case

From left: Board of Elections member Alex Triantafilou and chair Tim Burke after a February hearing on voter fraud.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted three people for allegedly casting illegal votes in this past presidential election. 


Melowese Richardson, admitted to WCPO she voted twice and submitted absentee ballots for several other people as well. If convicted, the prosecutor says she faces up to 12 years in prison.


Russell Glassop is charged with voting on behalf of his deceased wife.

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Cincinnati Parking
9:01 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Howard Wilkinson talks about Cincinnati Parking

Howard Wilkinson
photo by Michael Keating

In his weekly chat this morning, WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about Cincinnati's plan to lease its parking facilities and why the issue has ended up in court.

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Politics
11:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Kasich not picking any more fights with unions

Don’t touch the third rail.
 

You’ve probably heard people in politics talk about the “third rail” – the one on a subway track that carries the electric power.


In Congress, the “third rail” has traditionally been a hot-button issue like Social Security. If you even hint at reducing benefits or raising the eligibility age, you face the wrath of hordes of seniors and baby boomers who just might turn you out of office.


You don’t survive touching the third rail.

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City parking
3:05 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Judge sets hearing for next week on Cincinnati parking lease

Cincinnati parking worker on 13th Street.
Sarah Ramsey

A Hamilton County Judge will hear arguments next Friday to decide whether to issue a permanent injunction preventing Cincinnati from moving forward with a parking lease Council approved Wednesday.  

Judge Robert Winkler denied a city motion Friday to dissolve a temporary restraining order he issued just minutes after the council vote.  

Attorney Curt Hartman, representing the citizens who filed the complaint, said there are a couple issues for the judge to decide.

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Cincinnati parking plan
4:05 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

City parking lease plan heading to federal court

Credit Michael Keating / WVXU

Cincinnati is going to federal court to try to overturn a Hamilton County judge's temporary restraining order on the city's parking lease plan. 

Hamilton County Judge Robert Winkler issued his order Wednesday, just minutes after city council approved the parking lease agreement by a five-four vote. 

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