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

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The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) was established in November, 1943, as The Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee. Earlier that year, Detroit had erupted in a series of race riots, and leaders across the country were seeking to defuse racial tensions and promote nonviolent solutions to social and economic injustices. The purpose of agencies such as the CHRC was to give minority groups access to local government through internal advocacy, education and mediation.

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Once highlighted in Forbes magazine as the epitome of the all-American town, Lancaster, Ohio was once a center of industry and employment. At its peak following World War II, Lancaster's hometown company Anchor Hocking was the world's largest maker of glassware and employed more than 5,000 town residents.

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The 11th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival takes place this Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center. More than 120 national, regional and local authors will be on hand to meet fans and sign books.

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This week Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Republican leaders in the state legislature released a proposal that would make significant changes to the state's pension system. We'll take a look at details of the proposal and the reaction it's generating from state employees and retirees.

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The University of Cincinnati is in the process of converting a 1929 structure that originally housed the area's first Sears, Roebuck & Company store into a high-tech research accelerator.

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Tim Harford is a senior columnist at the "Financial Times," host of the BBC World Service’s "Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy," and author of several books, including "The Undercover Economist."

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This November Ohioans will vote on Issue 2, which would require state agencies to pay no more than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for prescription drugs.

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This week Cincinnati has been host to a joint conference for the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The conference, "Memory Building: Engaging Society in Self-Reflective Museums," is a meeting of ICOM’s International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (ICMEMO) and the International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques (ICAMT).

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This Thursday is the 30th Anniversary of the October 1987 stock market crash that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting by almost 23 percent in one day. Markets around the world also fell that day, making this the first contemporary global financial crisis. The huge drop in the Dow remains the largest one-day stock market decline in history, topping even the 1929 crash.

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Our country's war on poverty continues, yet after 50 years there are still far too many individuals struggling to reach and maintain economic sustainability. In Cincinnati, one in three people struggle with poverty.

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Today's technology provides us with the capability to communicate with each other virtually 24/7. And yet studies show Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever.

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Research has shown the importance of early childhood education. Children who attend quality pre-K programs can acquire academic, social and emotional skills that help form the foundation of their future success.

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Kentucky lawmakers are still trying to find ways to fix the state's ailing pension system. The City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune are in a dispute over funding the Western Hills Viaduct and decking over Fort Washington Way. 

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Clifton Market, a co-op store owned by shareholders who paid $200 a share, opened in January on the site of the former Keller’s IGA. Since then it’s struggled financially. 

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Drew Tarvin is a native Cincinnatian and former Procter & Gamble project manager turned comedian. He calls himself a Humor Engineer who teaches people how to get better results at work while having more fun and less stress.

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