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Public Health
4:50 am
Tue February 18, 2014

2013 infant mortality numbers down but still too high

The three "S's."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Infant mortality rates for Hamilton County and Cincinnati decreased in 2013 but still remain higher than the national average.

Cradle Cincinnati released last year's numbers following a community summit Tuesday morning.

Hamilton County saw 95 babies die before their first birthday, for a rate of 8.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.  Of those deaths, 53 were City of Cincinnati residents, giving the City a rate of 9.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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Politics
8:56 am
Mon February 17, 2014

The pros and cons of bringing a political convention to Cincinnati

Photo by Michael E. Keating

Cincinnati Republicans are making a pitch to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Cincinnati.  WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about the pros and cons and the likelihood that the Queen city will get the nod.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Will Cincinnati host the 2016 GOP convention?

We’ve seen big, high profile conventions and other gatherings in Cincinnati plenty of times in recent years.

We’ve had the national NAACP, the national FOP and others. We’ve hosted Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights game twice; and, next year, Great American Ball Park will host another whopper, the All Star Game.

All have brought beaucoup dollars into the city.

But the big prize might be right around the corner – a national presidential nominating convention. The Republican National Convention to be exact.

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Cincinnati government
2:45 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Mayor Cranley on parking and other issues

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Friday discussions are still taking place on the future of the city's parking system.  He announced his plan earlier this week that would keep the city in charge, upgrade all meters and use the additional revenues for basic services.  

Cranley said the first step in the process is dropping or revising the previous parking lease agreement with the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.

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Miami University
4:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Roses or regret this Valentine's Day?

Miami's Amy Summerville says, "taking time to understand this year's regrets may spur next year's romantic dinner for two."
Credit WVXU via Instagram

If you're more inclined to call Friday "Single's Awareness Day" than "Valentine's Day," Miami University researcher Amy Summerville says cheer up. Well, kind of.

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