The two members of the Hamilton County board of commissioners who are up for re-election this year – Republican Greg Hartmann and Democrat Todd Portune – will have no major party opponents in the Nov. 6 election.
Leaders of both major political parties said giving the commissioners a free ride was not part of a deal. Four years ago, both Portune and Hartmann faced weak opponents who had little or no party backing.
The two political parties tried and failed to come up with county commission candidates by Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
When it comes to connecting with the Egyptian public, the country's new president, Mohammed Morsi, seems to have looked at what his predecessor did, and then plotted a course that is diametrically opposed.
During three decades of rule, the former president, Hosni Mubarak, would sometimes go months without making a public statement. When he did appear, it was almost always a formal presentation that seemed to emphasize the gulf between the leader and the ruled.
WVXU, in partnership with CET, presents American Graduate, an ongoing examination of the consequences of, and solutions for, the high school dropout problem. As part of this initiative, Mark Perzel speaks with Greg Landsman, Executive Director of The Strive Partnership, which works with the Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport school districts and is spearheading the regional Campaign for Early Grade-Level Reading. Landsman explains why it's so important to help children with their reading before they finish third grade, and how Strive is helping.