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4:07 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Deal nearly set to fund MLK/71 interchange project

 UPDATE:  The OKI board unanimously approved the funding plan at its meeting Thursday morning.

The OKI Regional Council of Governments board will vote Thursday on a first-of-its kind financing plan to rebuild the Interstate 71/Martin Luther King interchange.

OKI Director Mark Policinski says the plan calls for a loan from the state infrastructure bank.

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Transportation
11:56 am
Wed November 13, 2013

KY auditor to review CVG board

Credit Michael Keating / WVXU

Kentucky's auditor says he'll take a close look at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Board after media reports raised concerns about travel and spending. 

Auditor Adam Edelen says, "We are going to be reviewing every expenditure made by the airport board. We're going to get to the nub of the issue, which is 'Is the questionable spending on things like travel a consistent theme through every expenditure stream at the airport?' I don't have an answer for that but I will."

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Saks
11:07 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Saks Fifth Ave. will move to Kenwood

A rendering of the Kenwood Collection, to now include Saks.
Phillips Edison

Update:  Cincinnati officials react:

Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld tweeted "Yes, it would have been nice to keep @Saks in the City, but I remain very bullish about Downtown. Our momentum will continue to snowball"

DCI President David Ginsberg says, while sad to lose Saks to Kenwood, the Race Street Corridor is undergoing a lot of change and he sees more development coming downtown.

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Baby names
9:36 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Liam and Emma top Northern Kentucky baby names

Liam and Emma were the most popular names for babies in Northern Kentucky last year.  Emma also was the top girl name for Cincinnati babies last year.  The Northern Kentucky Health Department released the name list for babies born in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties.  The list does not include babies who live in Northern Kentucky but were born in Ohio.  Here's the full list:

The top 10 names for boys were:

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Local News
2:11 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Cincinnati parking meter lease deal is dead

Port Authority's Laura Brunner, Mayor-elect John Cranley, council members-elect Amy Murray and David Mann
Tana Weingartner WVXU

At the urging of Mayor-elect John Cranley and seven members of the new council, the Port Authority of Greater Cincinnati has agreed to stop the controversial lease of Cincinnati’s parking meters and five city garages.

Cranley and seven members of the council that will take office Dec. 1 wrote a letter to Port Authority president and CEO Laura Brunner Monday night saying it is “not in the community’s interests or the long-term interests of the Port Authority to proceed.”

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