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Inside Pitch
10:00 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Group pushes Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy

Former Hamilton County commissioner David Pepper will join activists from a pro-Obama coalition in Roselawn Saturday to push for an end to Bush-era  tax cuts on those making over $250,000 a year.

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Cincinnati mayor
9:07 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Sittenfeld will not run for Cincinnati Mayor

Council members Charlie Winburn and P.G. Sittenfeld (right)
Credit Photo by Michael Keating

Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld is not going to run for Mayor next year.  Sittenfeld said this morning he'll seek another term on Council during the 2013 election.  

He said many friends and community leaders encouraged him to consider the Mayor's race.

"I enjoy the work on Council and I do feel good about the impact I'm having there," Sittenfeld said.  "And frankly I want to continue a lot of the priorities I've started."

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Young Professionals
4:55 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Building a bigger YP population in Cincinnati; Bold Fusion

Bold Fusion, with emcee Bob Herzog
WVXU

Cincinnati continues to grow its young professional population. Part of that comes from an annual event targeted to that group.


Bold Fusion, the region's largest gathering of young professionals, is a time to connect, discuss and learn. Efforts like this are being credited with attracting and retaining what the Cincinnati Chamber considers as a very important segment of the population. Natalie Nichols was at the Music Hall event. She moved here from Columbus because of the great web start up culture.

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Local News
2:09 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Riverfront development plan aims to connect Southbank cities

An 11-mile walking and biking trail is the centerpiece of a new economic development plan unveiled Thursday for Northern Kentucky's riverfront.  Southbank Partners President Jack Moreland says Riverfront Commons would link six cities from Fort Thomas to Ludlow as part of Imagination 2020.

He says the trail would use a series of intersections called nodes to connect with places in each community.

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Public safety
12:11 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Cincinnati Fire Dept still dealing with brownouts

On any given day five Cincinnati fire trucks aren't in service because there's not enough personnel to man them.  That's what's called a brownout.  

Fire Chief Richard Braun told a Council committee this week the problem is only getting worse with an increasing number of retirements.

“One retirement can cause one brownout because our minimum staffing is four,” Braun said.  “So as soon as we drop down to three, then that piece of equipment is taken out of service.”

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