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Cincinnati Edition covers topics from regional government to business, education, health, technology and the arts.

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There is a lot going on in Greater Cincinnati, and it’'s not always easy to stay on top of the news and trends that affect our region.

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Cincinnati is a marketing town, home to dozens of ad, marketing, public relations and creative agencies. One night last January, three of Cincinnati’'s largest advertising agencies competed in the inaugural “Agency Fight Night,” a contest to see who could come up with the most creative ideas under an extremely tight time limit and with no advanced preparation.

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Last year when President Obama announced the United States was renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba, companies here began working on plans to introduce their products to the Cuban market.

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The U.S. Department of Education uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to determine an individual’'s eligibility for federal student aid, including low-cost loans, grants and work-study programs. The FAFSA may also determine eligibility for state and school aid.

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In Hamilton County, nearly one in five pregnancies is spaced less than one year apart. But the amount of time between a woman’'s pregnancies has a dramatic impact on infant vitality. A pregnancy conceived less than 12 months after a previous pregnancy is nearly twice as likely to result in preterm birth. A pregnancy conceived less than six months after a previous pregnancy is nearly three times as likely to result in an infant death.

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Last April, 42 people were arrested in a three-week blitz against prostitution along the McMicken Avenue corridor. Sex trafficking continues to be a problem in the city, with the West McMicken, Price Hill and Walnut Hills areas experiencing the most prostitution activity. 

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When it comes to reducing prostitution in the any area, it’'s important to go beyond legislation and law enforcement; programs such as Cincinnati Union Bethel’'s “Off the Streets,” that reach out directly to sex workers, can make a dramatic difference. “Off the Streets” offers education, housing, drug treatment and mental health services to women involved in prostitution to help them escape that life.

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An increasing number of medical schools are incorporating digital dissections into their curriculum. But the University of Cincinnati is not one of them. It says this is a case where technology is not better. Instructors say a hands-on approach is key.

Today is Lunar New Year, the first day of the lunar calendar, celebrated by those who are Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and of other ethnicities. The holiday, which lasts 15 days, brings families together in celebration. The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber will host a Lunar New Year Gala on Friday, February 12, featuring vocal, dance, drum and Chinese instrumental performances. The organization’s goal is to bridge the gap between business communities of Greater China and of Greater Cincinnati, and to promote more Asian-American diversity.

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The third annual Great Tree Summit will take place Saturday, February 13, at the Cincinnati Zoo. The summit is presented by Taking Root, the campaign to restore our region’s tree canopy with a goal of planting two million trees by 2020. 

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