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Cincinnati Police Department
3:02 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Cincy Police want to hear from you

Postcards like this (only blue) are being sent to people asking them to rate their experience with Cincinnati Police.
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How would you rate your interaction with the Cincinnati Police?

The department is sending out surveys asking people to rate officers following encounters ranging from traffic accidents to non-violent crimes.

The surveys are part of the National Police Research Platform's Police Community Interaction Survey on improving policing by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Research in Law and Justice.

Lt. Debbie Bauer says Cincinnati is one of just 100 law enforcement agencies asked to participate.

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minority inclusion
1:31 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Cincinnati plan to include more minorities in contracts

Cincinnati leaders are pledging to involve more minority contractors in real estate developments that receive some city subsidy.  

Mayor John Cranley and seven of nine council members are supporting a motion to create a law that would attach an inclusion memorandum of understanding to such projects.  Cranley said it follows examples from the private sector.

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Home Sales
12:20 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Cincinnati home sales down, Northern Kentucky up in January

Like the national housing market, home sales in Cincinnati declined last month.  The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors said closings fell a little more than 7 percent in January compared to a year earlier.  It's the first time in more than two years the local market has experienced a drop in closings.

Board president Ken Parchman compares it to the stock market.  "Our home sales activity will experience occasional dips as we continue our upward growth," he said in a statement.

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Economic development
5:21 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Mahogany's at The Banks in default

A restaurant at the popular riverfront Banks development is in default and may be forced to close.   

Mahogany’s at The Banks has ten days from Thursday to pay $50,658.47.

The letter states:

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Highway construction
4:53 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Possible solutions to maintain access to Cincy State

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Thursday there could be a solution to maintain interstate access to Cincinnati State as the work to rebuild Interstate 75 continues.  

The current plan calls for the eastbound I-74 ramp to Central Parkway to be removed.  Cincinnati State officials have been complaining about the issue for months.  

Cranley raised the access issue with Ohio Governor John Kasich during a meeting at city hall on Wednesday.  

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