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minority inclusion
4:44 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Plans to make sure more minorities get Cincinnati contracts

Jay Hanselman

UPDATE:

Mayor John Cranley said this morning he has enough votes on city council to spend $175,000 on a consultant to study the city's minority contracting and set up an Office for Minority Inclusion at City Hall.

Cincinnati's record for awarding city contracts to African-American and female-owned businesses is not good and has been criticized for years.

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Northern Kentucky
3:29 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Growing companies say NKY made them feel wanted

Newly Wed Foods, a breading and seasoning company announced a year ago its investing 57 million dollars and will create 115 jobs in Erlanger.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Northern Kentucky's Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (TRI-ED) now has strong numbers to back claims that it continues to attract local, national, and international companies to Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties.

The numbers

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domestic partners
11:08 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Cincinnati could soon have domestic partner registry

Council Member Chris Seelbach, Mayor Cranley and five other council members are supporting setting up a domestic partner registry.  

Seelbach said the city already has such a system for its own employees.

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State of the State
5:18 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Ohio Governor Kasich surprises with his State of the State Address

Gov. Kasich on stage with Speaker Batchelder
Mark Urycki WKSU

Gov. John Kasich gave his fourth State of the State speech last night in Medina, and as perhaps fitting for an election year, it was unlike any other he’s delivered.

At a little over an hour, it was John Kasich’s shortest State of the State. And it was certainly the most surprising – for one reason. And it wasn’t political. “I’m humbled to present the 2014 Ohio Courage Medals to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – three extraordinary women" said Kasich.

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City parking
5:41 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Cincy Council could vote Wednesday on latest parking plan

Cincinnati council and administrators spent much time last year negotiating and defending in court a parking lease with the Port Authority.  Now a new Council is ready to vote on a motion to undo that plan and replace it with something different.

City Council will likely vote Wednesday on a couple motions related to parking in the city.  The Neighborhood Committee approved the items Tuesday.  

Council member Kevin Flynn supported the proposals.

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