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With the internet, smart devices and social media, kids today have access to more information and opportunities to interact with more people than ever before. And that makes them more vulnerable than ever before to online predators, cyberbullying and  exposure to inappropriate material.

Ohio Governor John Kasich just signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state; an independent review of the University of Cincinnati Police Department and an audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District were both released this week; a new report questions how the city treats tax incentives for developers and expanding companies; and hearings continue on the city budget.

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Now that summer is almost here, more people are outside working in gardens, playing in parks, camping or hiking in wooded areas.

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Last month, President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, announced she plans to take a year off between graduating high school and starting her studies at Harvard.

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Preparations are underway for next year’'s 150th anniversary of the Roebling Suspension Bridge that connects Cincinnati and Covington.

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According to the Department of Education, U.S. high school graduation rates have been steadily rising during the past five years, and reached an all-time high in the 2013-2014 school year. Different states use differing methods, programs and initiatives to increase graduation rates, with varying degrees of success.

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The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women's Initiative is holding its inaugural Regional Women's Summit on June 29. With the  theme “It'’s Time to Take the Lead,” the day-long summit is designed for women at all stages of their careers.

Stephen J. Wampler Foundation

Years ago, Stephen Wampler made a commitment to find a way to enable children with disabilities to take advantage of and embrace the outdoors. Born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, he set out to climb the biggest rock face in the world.

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Former Cincinnati Mayor Dwight Tillery, currently president of the Center for Closing the Health Gap, is organizing the Black Agenda Cincinnati  summit to look at and develop solutions for challenges facing the African-American community. The day-long summit will be held June 11 at Woodward High School. Joining us to discuss the Black Agenda Cincinnati summit are Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World Senior Pastor and President of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network, Bishop Bobby Hilton; and Center for Closing the Health Gap Founder and President, Dwight Tillery.

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