Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 7:22 pm
The controversial law that curbed the collective bargaining rights of public employees in Wisconsin has been struck down by Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas.
The law, if you remember, was championed by Gov. Scott Walker and it unleashed massive protests and even led to Democratic law makers to flee the state to forestall its passage. After it became law, union activists mobilized and triggered a recall vote, which Walker ultimately defeated.
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Fifty years ago this month, Life magazine published its take on the 100 most promising young professionals of the midcentury. The special issue, titled "The Take-Over Generation," highlighted some of the "young movers and shakers of the country," Roy Rowan, the magazine's assistant managing editor at the time, tells reporter Richard L. Harris.
Christopher Stevens, the former ambassador to Libya killed Tuesday, is being remembered around the world and right here in Cincinnati.
At the busy corner of Clifton and Martin Luther King a group of people, led by the UC Muslim Students Association, gathered to pay tribute to Libyan Ambassador Stevens and anyone who they say stands for peace.
"Honk for peace."
That was Aileen Fraser who started crying when asked why she came to the remembrance which was 40 strong and growing at 4:00.
Spain is slashing spending to try to avoid a European bailout, and one of the biggest victims of budget cuts has been public education. Schools across Spain reopened this week with bigger classes, fewer teachers and increased fees for things like school lunch and books — placing a heavy burden on many families.
Conchi Redondo blows kisses at her three daughters after dropping them off on the first day of school in Madrid, the Spanish capital. She smiles and waves at the girls, but privately, she's worried.
When the U.S. military handed over the detention center at Bagram Air Field to Afghan authorities this week, it symbolized an American role that is winding down — and the uncomfortable relationship between the two countries.
The prison, where Taliban and terrorism suspects are housed, has been a sore point for Afghans for years.
At the ceremony, an announcer read the names of Bagram prisoners who the Afghans said were wrongly detained and were now being freed.
Stress on the job may raise your risk of a heart attack.
European researchers came to that conclusion after looking at the experience of nearly 200,000 people who took part in 13 different studies. The scientists found that people with stressful jobs had a 23 percent higher risk of heart attack than those whose jobs weren't pressure cookers.
Cincinnati officials estimate they'll be able to save eligible residents about $163 a year for natural gas with a new aggregation program.
The city announced Friday it's negotiating a contract with Duke Energy Retail Services to provide service to about 64,000 eligible residents and small businesses.
Customers will be getting a packet of information in the mail soon about the plan. Eligible residents are automatically enrolled in the program unless they notify the city they don't want to participate.