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Kentucky residents have until the end of the month to voice opposition to the increased hunting of migrating sandhill cranes — the so-called “rib-eyes of the skies.”

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved changes allowing hunters to harvest more of the birds, but the decision isn’t final until it goes before a legislative subcommittee later this summer.

Migrating sandhill cranes are prized in Kentucky for two reasons.

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College Hill, settled in 1813, has had its ups and downs, like many of Cincinnati's 52 neighborhoods. In recent years though, the neighborhood has made a comeback, with the help of several grants from the City of Cincinnati to revitalize its business district.

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On Thursday, May 24, the 21c Museum Hotel will debut its first community discussion. The (c)horus event is meant to encourage Greater Cincinnati-area residents to share opinions and ideas on how to improve – or create – local cultural happenings.

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Todd Portune is back to work—sort of. The Hamilton County commission president has been hospitalized since his left leg was amputated April 16. Commissioners held a meeting at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Wednesday morning to accommodate him.

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On this date in history, Rosemary Clooney – arguably the most popular female vocalist from this area (although Doris Day fans may quibble) –  was born 90 years ago in Maysville, KY, on May 23, 1928.

Jusitfy Prepares For A Run At A Triple Crown

May 23, 2018
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For the second time in three years, Thoroughbred horse racing trainer Bob Baffert has his eyes set on the Triple Crown. Justify held off the charging horses Saturday in capturing the Preakness in Baltimore. Now, it's on to the Belmont on June 9. Kentucky Thorougbred Association Director Chauncey Morris says Baffert does have a bit of history on his side.

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Northern Kentucky voter turnout in Tuesday's primary election was abysmally low, despite the presence of some significant contests in all of the counties.

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For those who follow Cincinnati politics, from either side of the aisle, it is really rather hard to imagine: Very soon, Tim Burke will no longer carry the title of chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.

University of Cincinnati Celebrates 200 Years

May 23, 2018
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One of the nation's oldest university's sits high on the hill at Clifton Avenue. The University of Cincinnati began in 1819 as the Medical College of Ohio and Cincinnati College. Now approaching its 200th year, it's home to more than 44,000 students.

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The Easterseals' Prosperity for All is not the first program to address the individual needs of families working their way out of poverty. The Family Independence Initiative is another local model that invests directly in families. But Prosperity for All has been so successful after a two-year pilot, that the Cincinnati chapter of the Easterseals is expanding the program.

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Voters in Kentucky headed to the polls Tuesday to vote on a variety of local and state races and issues. Wondering who's in the lead as polls close at 6 p.m.? Here's how to find out. 

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Republican and Democratic voters in Kentucky are choosing nominees today to compete in the November general election. A large number of races are on the ballot from county offices to the state legislature and Congress, and Kentucky’s top election officer says voting in today’s primary has gone smoothly for the most part.

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Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton was the star of "The Middle," but the heart and soul of the rural Indiana sitcom ending tonight came from the creators, former Indiana University roommates DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler.

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A committee is recommending 43 programs receive human services funding from Cincinnati in the new fiscal year. Those programs are administered by 33 agencies.

Council will have the final say on whether the more than $3.4 million is provided in the budget, which must be approved by June 30.  

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A local political race in a northeast Kentucky town is drawing attention well beyond the Appalachian community. A gay man who was refused a marriage license by the current county clerk is running for that very position.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

On Tuesday, May 22, residents of Kentucky vote on a variety of local and statewide Congressional races. Here’s what you need to know before heading out to the polls.

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As the opioid epidemic continues across the country and here in our region, communities as well as law enforcement, health and service agencies are adjusting their programs and policies to combat the crisis. There has been a shift from locking up drug users to providing them with the treatment they need to get sober and back to their families.

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Each year thousands of recreational boaters enjoy our stretch of the Ohio River. But boaters out on the water for fun have to share the river with commercial traffic, typically towboats that, with their barges, can reach up to 1,200-feet long – more than the length of an aircraft carrier.

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The Cincinnati Public Schools board is identifying the seven candidates seeking to fill an open position. They range from community leaders to business-people and former educators.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about whether Ohio Democrats have a chance this year to end a long drought in statewide elections; and about Kentucky's primary election on Tuesday. 

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How would you like to go to the moon for the weekend, have a romantic dinner inside the rings of Saturn or jump off ice cliffs from one of Uranus' moons where you can float for 8 to 10 minutes? A new planetary travel book helps you do that -- at least vicariously.

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The women's suffrage movement in the United States officially began with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. In 1855, a National Woman Suffrage Conference was held in Cincinnati. But it took until the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 for women to gain the right to vote.

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When Cincinnati City Council Member Tamaya Dennard got the idea for Girls In Government Day she imagined a program that inspired school-age girls to get involved in local leadership roles. After receiving more than 150 applications she realized the program could connect young people from all walks of life.

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Rick Pender’s book, "100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die," is a bucket list of entertaining and informative activities and destinations that’s great for lifelong Cincinnatians, new residents and occasional visitors. And it can be yours today when you donate to WVXU

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Earlier this week we heard from half of the Democratic candidates for the Sixth Congressional seat - Jim Gray, Reggie Thomas, and Amy McGrath. The three remaining candidates Daniel Kemph, Geoff Young and Ted Green, face an uphill climb.

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There is probably no national political figure I have spent more "face time" with over the years than Sen. John McCain.

And I am not complaining. In fact, I am grateful.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

The Cincinnati Police Department's investigation into the death of Kyle Plush fails to provide answers, prompting City Council to call for an independent investigation. Hamilton County leaders consider increasing property taxes, adding a new levy to help fund the county's Children's Services agency. Cincinnati City Council approves a community benefits agreement between FC Cincinnati and the West End, advancing the team's effort to build a new stadium in the neighborhood. And federal agents raid a Findlay Market merchant suspected of committing more than $3 million in food stamp fraud.

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Emma and Liam continued their reign as popular baby names in 2017. The two top the list of most popular names given to babies born in Ohio last year, according to the Social Security Administration.

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A clock that was housed under a bubble in the Town Center parking garage at 1223 Central Parkway (home to CET and WVXU) will soon return home to Union Terminal. Workers removed it Thursday morning.

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Someone opened several fire hydrants around Millvale on Monday and the fire department doesn't want it happening again.

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