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The Cincinnati Zoo is thrilled that baby hippo Fiona, her mom Bibi and her dad Henry all got in the pool together for the first time Tuesday morning and bonded.  And the zoo quickly posted the family picture on social media.

“The introduction lasted about an hour, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it went,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo. “Fiona has been exploring the outdoor habitat with her mom for several weeks and has had contact with Henry inside, but today was the first time that the three hippos have been together. "

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The Hamilton County Clerk of Court says the minimum starting wage in his office is now $16 an hour. The change affects 72 of the more than 200 employees in the office. Aftab Pureval says the wage hike will cost about $180,000 a year.

Brent Spence Bridge Maintenance Continues

Jul 11, 2017
Michael Keating

Correction: This story has been updated to clarify Hull's comments.

Work on the Brent Spence Bridge began about two weeks ago. In phase one of the rehabilitation project, two lanes were closed on the northbound deck and two more are closed on the southbound deck. The temporary change can make it seem like traffic has doubled on the bridge.

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A poll shows local support for transportation spending. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber polled 400 voters in Hamilton county, 200 voters in Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties in Ohio, and 200 voters in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Kentucky, and Dearborn county in Indiana.

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A student activist group says the University of Cincinnati is getting better about making the main campus more diverse. The Irate 8 made a list of ten demands in October 2015 after the shooting death of Sam DuBose by former UC police officer Ray Tensing.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked Monday morning with Jay Hanselman about the field of candidates for Ohio governor in 2018, and how the popularity (or unpopularity) of Gov. John Kasich and President Trump might play into the GOP gubernatorial primary. 

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Technology three decades old is grabbing the attention of Cincinnati doctors as a possible substitute for drugs and surgical procedures for treating heart patients.

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Musicians from around the country are in Cincinnati this week for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) 40th annual conference. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend master classes, clinics, lectures, and musical performances.

It's too early to tell if this is an advantage or a disadvantage, but it is a fact:

The field of Republican candidates for the 2018 Ohio gubernatorial election are generally better known than their Democratic counterparts.

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The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) will play the New Zealand National Team in a friendly in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

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A Mt. Adams hillside, where dirt and a huge concrete blocks came crashing down into a couple of townhouses two months ago, is nearly stabilized.

New Summer Shows From Wump Mucket Puppets

Jul 7, 2017

Cincinnati's own Wump Mucket Puppets have a brand-new summer shows that will be performed at the Clifton and Loveland libraries in July. 

Greater Cincinnati Urban League

The Greater Cincinnati Urban League wants to hear from the community during a forum Thursday night about moving forward after the second Tensing mistrial.

Website Aims For Increased Accessibility In Cincinnati

Jul 5, 2017
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Two Cincinnati residents who know what a difference accessibility can make when it comes to going out to eat have created a new mobile and desktop website. The pair worked together on Access Cincinnati which shares the accessibility of restaurants and bars in downtown.

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Ok, I have to admit I set up a choice assignment for myself; getting a closer look at, and taste of, the three Maverick Chocolate bars declared winners at The International Chocolate Awards June 27, 2017 in New York.

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