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The first meeting for educators interested in being part of Cincinnati's Preschool Promise is Monday night. Project Implementation Lead Vanessa White says a number of preschool providers have been asking how to get involved. She says Monday's meeting should help educators without high state rankings.

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Update 12:05 p.m.:

Cincinnati Police say one person is dead and 15 wounded from a shooting inside a nightclub early Sunday morning. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooting at Cameo Night Club at 4601 Kellogg was the result of a conflict that started earlier in the day.  

There are still about 19 months before anyone in the U.S. has to vote in the mid-term Congressional elections of 2018 – a fact that would make one think that things are rather quiet on that front these days.

Except they aren't quiet.

In fact, there is a small crowd of potential Democrats gathering (and organizing) to take on three-term incumbent Republican Brad Wenstrup in Ohio's Second Congressional District next year.

Does this seem odd to you? In this heavily Republican district, one that stretches from eastern Hamilton County east to Pike and Scioto counties?

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

"Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another."

Those famous words from the late South African anti-apartheid leader begin the new exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center commemorating the life of Nelson Mandela.

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The Metropolitan Sewer District is being asked to buy several homes on the west side because of flooding and sewer backups.

Taste of Cincinnati

Cincinnati's annual start of summer festival is getting a new venue, kind of. Taste of Cincinnati is staying on Fifth St but is moving two blocks east.

BrightFarms

BrightFarms, one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Food," has announced plans to build and operate a massive greenhouse in Wilmington, Ohio that it says will be a model for scalable, sustainable and local farming.

City of Cincinnati

Someday Cincinnati's trash cans could alert the city when they're full, parking meters could let drivers know where available spots are, and traffic lights could adjust automatically to traffic conditions. That's how Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld describes Cincinnati's possible future as a "smart city."

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County's prosecutor is suggesting the wounding of a Cincinnati police officer could have been prevented had his attacker been in prison for earlier crimes.

Michael Keating

The Cincinnati agency in charge of Metro is projecting a $3 million deficit for 2018 with bigger losses going forward.

Work is continuing on creating a housing court in Hamilton County. That's according to an attorney who works for the Cincinnati City Solicitor.

The goal is for it be operating by the fall if Ohio lawmakers approve the necessary legislation.  

CCAC

 Update 3/28/17: The Clifton Cultural Arts Center is officially turning down the Cincinnati School Board's offer of Rawson Estate as a new location.

"After considering the information shared by the District at the meeting on March 21, touring the Rawson House on March 23, and discussing the opportunity with its board, CCAC has determined that the Rawson House is not a suitable location for CCAC," says Director Leslie Mooney in an email.

Mooney says the CCAC will continue to look for a new home.

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Cincinnati is launching curbside textile recycling Monday. The program includes textiles, clothing, and housewares.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the growing number of Democratic candidates for Ohio governor; and how both the Republicans and Democrats are likely to have lively primary battles for governor in 2018 

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A Cincinnati Police-federal government partnership targeting violent offenders is going so well the U.S. Attorney's Office is expanding it to Columbus.

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