Cincinnati Edition

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Candidates for Cincinnati mayor and city council make their final push before Tuesday's election as supporters and opponents of Ohio Issues 1 and 2 ramp up their campaigns.

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Next Tuesday voters will decide who will lead the City of Cincinnati over the next four years, Yvette Simpson or John Cranley.

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In 2015, the Cincinnati Police Department dedicated its new District 3 Police Headquarters. It was the first Net-Zero Energy police station in the United States, and carries a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification.

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William Dobson is the Senior Supervising Editor of NPR's International Desk. He is also the author of "The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy," which examines the struggle between authoritarian regimes and the people who challenge them.

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Watching horror movies is a big part of Halloween, but many of us enjoy a good scare any time of year, and get it through films and TV shows that celebrate the macabre, from Stephen King's "It," to "The Walking Dead," "Penny Dreadful" and "Stranger Things."

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Like many local governments, Cincinnati offers incentives to businesses to locate or expand operations in the city, bringing jobs and an economic boost to the area. But a recent Cincinnati Enquirer report of the 180 incentives granted by the city from 2014 through 2016 shows 97 percent of that money went to neighborhoods on the east side of Cincinnati. And that only half of the city's neighborhoods received any incentive money at all for businesses. 

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Even in the best family and school environments things happen that can cause a child to experience fear and anxiety – a death in the family, natural disaster, or just kids being mean. And many children experience severe trauma from physical and emotional abuse or neglect.

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Cincinnati Music Accelerator, which calls itself Ohio’s first career accelerator program for musicians and recording artists, graduated its first class this fall. Program Founder Kick Lee knows firsthand how cut-throat the recording industry can be. That's why the accelerator arms musicians and recording artists with business savvy. In the six-week course they learn to monetize their talents and license their creative work. Lee launched the first session this summer with a grant from People's Liberty and the second session begins this November.

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As we near election day there is increased interest in how much current Cincinnati City Council members have accomplished this year, and the race for mayor between John Cranley and Yvette Simpson heats up. Ohio teachers say DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is an education issue.

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This week President Trump engaged in Twitter battles with two members of Congress, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona called the President's actions "a danger to democracy" from the floor of the Senate, and a congressional committee announced it would investigate a uranium deal with Russia under President Obama.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly is the veteran of four spaceflights and served as commander of the International Space Station. He holds the American record for consecutive days spent in space. Now in his recently-released memoir, "Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery," Scott Kelly discusses his experiences living aboard the International Space Station, and how he got there in the first place. 

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The weather was perfect for being outdoors this weekend, it made even raking leaves enjoyable. Which is a good thing, because getting those leaves off your lawn is just one of the many chores to be done before the cold temperatures set in.

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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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