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Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has refocused its Leadership Action initiative. The Chamber is asking for local non-profits, businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals to submit their ideas for bringing positive change to our region. The next Leadership Action Class will focus on implementing the top one or two idea proposals selected, beginning this November. 

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A new Ohio law imposing stiffer penalties on drunk drivers took effect in April. Annie's Law increases the mandatory minimum driving suspension for first-time OVI offenders.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we discuss the developments behind the headlines. With Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley announcing her candidacy earlier this month, there are now four Democrats and four Republicans running to be the next governor of Ohio. Meanwhile, the current governor, John Kasich, continues his presence on the national political stage. And in Cincinnati, businesses still come and go at The Banks on the riverfront, but for the last two years officials in charge of planning for The Banks have been quiet about the project's future.

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Not so long ago the Medicare federal health insurance program was relatively simple. Most Americans were more or less automatically enrolled in the program at age 65. Nowadays, Medicare has become vastly complicated, with different enrollment periods, different plans, and lots of other variables at play. Make a mistake in any of these areas and it can cost you money, aggravation, and lost chances to get the best health care.

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In a time of steadily-rising concern over fake news and alternative facts, it seems many Americans can't agree on what statements and reports represent reality anymore.

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Gordon Gray has held many foreign assignments during his career with the U.S. government, including serving as Ambassador to Tunisia from 2009 - 2012.

City of Cincinnati

In 2014, the City of Cincinnati created the Office of Performance & Data Analytics (OPDA) to collect and analyze city-wide data to monitor and improve performance. Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black recently credited the work of the OPDA with saving the city more than $3 million through cost-cutting and increased efficiency.

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An ancient practice of southeast Asia is gaining popularity among college and high school students in the United States. While cigarette smoking is on the decline, Hookah bars and cafes are proliferating around college campuses. In a hookah water pipe, tobacco is mixed with glycerin and flavorings then heated.

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May is National Bike Month and this week is National Bike to Work Week. With expanding bike trails, bike sharing services, plenty of bike shops and a high rate of bike commuters, the bicycling community in Cincinnati is growing quickly.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black presented the FY2017-2018 budget to Mayor John Cranley yesterday. We'll take a look at what is in the budget and how the city plans to deal with a projected $26 million deficit.

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Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) Director Cathy Bernardino Bailey started her career at the Water Works in 1992 as a chemist. She is now responsible for more than 600 full-time staff and an operational budget of approximately $32 million.

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A Netflix series has the nation talking and school officials all over the country are joining the discussion, sending emails to parents warning them about "13 Reasons Why."

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Art Academy of Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati DAAP alumnus Mitchell Sipus works with governments and large corporations to create positive outcomes in the world's most challenged environments.

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On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard Major “MJ” Hegar was shot down while on a medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan.  Wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. After she came home she began a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve.

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Many women choose to leave the workforce after having a child and the number of stay-at-home mothers is on the rise after decades of decline. The decision to stay home and raise a family is a personal one but it can have professional implications when a parent chooses to return to a career. This can include a cut in salary and a downgraded position after years spent away from the workforce.

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