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Usually, when you look back at a long period of time working in the same place, it is the first day on the job that you remember the most.

The nervousness. The overwhelming desire to impress. The first time you have to go to someone and ask where the restroom is.

In other words, your general dorkiness.

That first day is something to remember.

But, for me, it is the second day I worked at the Cincinnati Enquirer I remember the most.

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Hamilton County's sheriff has proposed reopening the Queensgate facility to alleviate jail overcrowding. Jim Neill says the Justice Center is currently housing about twice as many prisoners than it was designed for.

Public Defender Ray Faller is instead calling for bail reform for non-violent, non-sexual misdemeanor charges.

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Victims in last year's Ohio State Fair accident will not hold the state of Ohio financially responsible in court.

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Republican lawmakers are hoping to overhaul Kentucky’s workers compensation laws with a bill that would cap how long people with some permanent on-the-job injuries can collect benefits, among other things.

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Lawyers involved say they're very close to reaching a "memorandum of understanding" (MOU) between the city of Cincinnati and the park board on how funds in park endowment accounts are spent and accounted for.

A city attorney and lawyers representing some city park board members provided an update during a park board meeting Thursday.

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Cincinnati City Council is rejecting Mayor John Cranley's most recent selection to serve on the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board.  

The group voted six-three Wednesday against the appointment of Rayshon Mack.  

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are studying how mindfulness techniques may help people living with epilepsy.

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Nicknamed the "hippie ape," bonobos have plenty of love to go around. So it was only fitting the Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating them on Valentine's Day, which is also World Bonobo Day.

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Republican leaders of the state legislature say a new proposal to overhaul the state’s public retirement systems will be unveiled later this week.

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A Cincinnati company denied a medical marijuana cultivation license is calling on a judge to get involved in the selection process. This in the wake of recent concerns by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost that some scores may have been changed.

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It isn't often a government agency finds an extra $8 million, but that's exactly what happened at the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) recently.

The transit agency found the surplus funds while reviewing balance sheets.  

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A sales tax increase is on the table as Hamilton County leaders warn of a $20-30 million budget deficit for 2019. County Administrator Jeff Aluotto says it will be the worst deficit since the great recession.

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The state will begin compensating Kentuckians who serve as foster parents to children they’re related to after a federal court ruling last fall.

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If FC Cincinnati gets a Major League Soccer expansion team, and if everything can be worked out with neighbors, the team could build its new home where Stargel Stadium currently sits in the West End. The team would, in exchange, build Cincinnati Public Schools a new stadium.

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Hamilton County Commissioners have named six new people to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) board. They replace all of the county's six previous appointees whose terms had expired.

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