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12:00 am
Sun October 13, 2013

Is Cincinnati headed for the lowest turnout ever?

Yes, Cincinnati has a costly and contentious mayor’s race going on.

Yes, there is a mob of 21 candidates scrambling to win one of nine seats on city council. And, yes, there are plenty of controversial issues, from the streetcar to the parking lease to the city’s woeful pension system, for the candidates to argue about.

And yet, the truth is, there are clear indications that Nov. 5 will see the lowest turnout election in Cincinnati in many a decade. Maybe ever.

And what is the particular tea leaf we can read that would lead us to this conclusion?

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Historic preservation
4:15 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Hartmann: Union Terminal price tag too high

Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Hamilton County Commission Vice President Greg Hartmann address a gathering at Memorial Hall.
Credit Provided / Commissioner Greg Hartmann's office.

Cincinnati's Union Terminal is in need of major repairs but Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann says the Museum Center is going to have to find a way to lower the price tag.

Hartmann says the current $180 million estimate is too high.

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Community development
11:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Workshop on Wasson Way planned for Saturday

City of Cincinnati

A community design workshop will be held on Saturday to discuss ideas for the Wasson Way project.  concerning the project. The session will be held at Clark Montessori School at 3030 Erie Avenue from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.

Previous story from October 1st:

Cincinnati is continuing negotiations with Norfolk Southern to acquire a currently unused section of railroad track running from Victory Parkway to Redbank Road.

The city wants to develop the nearly five-mile section of Wasson Way into a bike and hike trail.

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Highway construction
9:58 am
Fri October 11, 2013

More traffic headaches this weekend on SB471

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Kentucky transportation officials say last weekend's rain delayed some of the resurfacing on Southbound 471.  But crews have been working around the clock to keep things on schedule to be completed by the first week of November.  

Once again this weekend you likely will want to find an alternate route and avoid South 471.  

Ohio Medicaid
6:17 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Key Difference in Dueling Medicaid Reform Plans

Senator Dave Burke
Andy Chow

Two Ohio lawmakers are stumping for their plans to revamp Medicaid. Both want to set measures that control the cost, but the disagree when it comes to the big issue of expansion.

As he unveils his plan to overhaul Medicaid, Senator Dave Burke points to a graph showing the program’s costs slowly engulfing the rest of state spending.

“I think one would have a hard time arguing that that’s a stable growth environment for Medicaid. It technically puts the entire system at risk as it nears what eventually could be 100% of the state budget” said Burke.

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