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4:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

How NASCAR aims to reduce its carbon footprint

Kentucky Speedway/Scott Tengen

As Kermit the Frog so wisely noted, it's not easy being green, but in NASCAR's case, the stock car racing association is trying to drive more sustainable behavior with two programs that were launched this month.

Both programs aim to capture the carbon produced by on-track activity. 

Kentucky Speedway spokesman Tim Bray says the track in Sparta is taking part in the programs as it has in  previous years.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Will guns and gay marriage haunt Portman?

Gay marriage and guns.


Two issues, so completely different from one another, and yet they have defined Ohio’s junior senator, Rob Portman, in 2013.


Pundits and politicians alike are pondering how the Terrace Park Republican’s positions on these hot-button issues will impact his chances for re-election in 2016.


2016 seems to be a long way away; but, in politics, it is never too early to start thinking about the next election.

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
4:02 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

No Mann on recommended Democratic council slate

The Democratic Party's nominating committee has recommended a slate of nine Cincinnati City Council candidates that does not include a former mayor and councilman - David Mann - who is running again 21 years after leaving council.

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University of Cincinnati
12:42 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Ono ceremonially installed as UC President

UC's 28th president, Santa Ono, during official investiture ceremony.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

He's been on the job since October but Friday the University of Cincinnati ceremonially welcomed Santa Ono as UC's 28th president.

During his investiture speech, Ono highlighted the university's historic and influential past citing notable graduates and research breakthroughs like Albert Sabin's polio vaccine.  

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City parking
11:35 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Attorneys: No stay in parking case

Not surprisingly the attorneys who successfully challenged the Cincinnati parking lease in court are opposed to the city's request for a judge to stay his decision from last month.  

Lawyers Curt Hartman and Chris Finney filed a response in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Thursday.  

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