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Cincinnati Council Member Charlie Winburn wants the District Five police building shutdown immediately. He and the Fraternal Order of Police are alarmed at the rate of cancers among current and former officers at the facility.

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The IRS is agreeing to a settlement in a case alleging Greater Cincinnati employees targeted Tea Party groups for their political beliefs. Plaintiff's attorney Eddie Greim says the government will pay "seven figures" to more than 400 groups to settle NorCal Tea Party Patriots v. Internal Revenue Service.

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Kentucky's governor is taking on critics of his plan to overhaul the state pension system.

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Some Cincinnati council members will tour the police District Five building on Ludlow Avenue Thursday morning.  

The Fraternal Order of Police is asking that remaining officers at the facility be relocated immediately because of health concerns.

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A coalition of environmental and religious groups wants to reduce the number of plastic grocery bags floating around Cincinnati. The B.Y.O. Bag coalition wants City Council to get involved.

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Cincinnati's seeking proposals to create a regional transit mobility app.

City Manager Harry Black announced the idea Wednesday at a Smart Regions Conference at Northern Kentucky University.

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The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will not be on Opening Day next year. Chairman Neil Luken says the market voted to hold it the Monday after the Thursday opening day game because it would be bad for their Easter business.

Ohio Teachers: DACA Is An Education Issue

Oct 25, 2017
Ashton Marra / StateImpact Ohio

"Am I going to get deported? Am I going to be sent back? What do I do if immigration comes to my house? What if they come to Roberts?"

These are the questions 25-year-old Tiana Gilbert grapples with on a frequent basis from her 7th and 8th grade English students.

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University of Cincinnati President Neville Pinto says he agonized over the decision to allow white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus.

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Cincinnati council members are running out of patience with the company responsible for streetcar ticket vending machines.  

The units have caused problems since revenue service began more than a year ago.  Problems include difficulty when using credit cards, and the machines unexpectedly shutting down.  

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A Cincinnati district fire chief is filing a federal lawsuit alleging he was twice denied promotions after exposing wrongdoing in the department.  

Raffel Prophett filed his case late Friday.  

A major economic development project at Fourth and Race in Downtown Cincinnati is delayed because of financing issues.  

The proposal calls for 3CDC to build and operate a 925-space parking garage with 25,000 square feet of street level retail space.  

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Over-the-Rhine residents are putting drug dealers and prostitutes on notice as they partner with police in a renewed effort to clean-up the area.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Three orphaned manatee calves are settling in nicely to their new home at the Cincinnati Zoo. Pippen, Mathew and Miles arrived last week from SeaWorld Orlando where they'd been raised after being rescued from the wild.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about Mayor John Cranley's attack ads on opponent Yvette Simpson over her stand on the Children's Hospital Medical Center expansion. (Ed. note: Yvette Simpson has pulled out of a Monday night debate sponsored by EmpowerU. The debate was mentioned in the beginning of the chat.) 

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