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The Cincinnati Archdiocese is establishing a formal partnership with Catholic Covenant Energies to dramatically reduce energy use.

One of the most contentious races in the region is taking place in Covington, where voters in Northern Kentucky's largest city are choosing a mayor.

On one side is the incumbent, Sherry Carran, a former city commissioner who was first elected mayor in 2012; and on the other, Joe Meyer, a former state representative and state senator who headed the state's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet under former governor Steve Beshear.

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Opening statements in the trial of Ray Tensing are complete. Prosecutors will begin calling witnesses Wednesday morning.

Political types on both sides agree – the race for Hamilton County commissioner between Republican Dennis Joseph Deters and Democrat Denise Driehaus is the most fiercely contested and most costly race this year for any county office.

And, if the polling that is said to be out there is correct, it may also be the closest contest, the one that keeps everyone up late on election night waiting for an outcome – quite possibly into the wee hours of the morning after.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Here's a bit of a mystery for you now. Journalists on a behind-the-scenes tour last week traipsed to a far corner on the lowest level of Union Terminal, past the boilers and chillers. They were there to see the building's new electrical system, part of the $212 million renovation currently underway.

But something else drew their attention.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hillary Clinton stopped in Cincinnati Monday night for a campaign rally eight days before the election.  

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Jury selection is complete for the murder trial of Ray Tensing. Four white women, two African-American women, and six white men compose the jury. Four alternates were also seated.

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Cincinnati administrators are moving forward with plans to secure the city hall courtyard with a fence-like wall and a garage door.  

Those who need to access that entrance will be able to walk into the area, but only those with passes can get vehicles into the courtyard.  

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about how both presidential campaigns - particularly the Hillary Clinton campaign - are focusing their efforts on convincing supporters to vote early. And there was a discussion of how voting percentages drop off dramatically in down-ticket races in presidential years.

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Construction crews in Dubai aren't building offices one brick at a time. Instead they're assembling them one complete wing at a time thanks to an organized effort to make the UAE city the 3D printing capital of the world.

Two of the three seats on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners are up for election this year; and at stake is the balance of power between the majority Republicans and the lone Democrat on the commission.

The race between Democratic state representative Denise Driehaus, who is term-limited out of the legislature, and Republican Dennis Joseph Deters, a former Colerain Township trustee who was appointed commissioner when Greg Hartmann resigned in December, is the one that has drawn most of the money and attention this fall.

Here's something that Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke and his counterpart in the Hamilton County Republican Party, Alex Triantafilou, have in common, nine days before the election.

Neither one of them has even a vague notion of which presidential candidate – Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump – is going to win Hamilton County, a swing county in a swing state.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

An enhanced 911 service in use in Colerain Township could soon be expanded county-wide. The CARE Initiative allows people to voluntarily provide extra information such as medical conditions to the County's Communications Center. That way first responders have a better idea of how to help people if they get an emergency call.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

It's been 27 years since the Fernald Feed Materials Production Site closed down. Ten years ago this weekend, the work to replace the contaminated uranium plant with a nature preserve wrapped up.


Down-ticket races such as county recorder often get lost in the shuffle – especially in a presidential election year.

But the contest for Hamilton County recorder between two-term Democratic incumbent Wayne Coates and Republican Norbert A. Nadel, who was forced to end a nearly 40 year career as a judge in 2014 because of Ohio's age limit law, is drawing more attention than most.

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