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As we have all seen with the recent problems uncovered in Flint, Michigan, it’s easy for most of us to take clean water for granted. Until we can’t easily get it. In many parts of the world, such as Nairobi, it’s a rare commodity. “The Intimate Realities of Water,” a documentary by University of Cincinnati professors, follows the lives of the people in two of Nairobi’'s slums, Kibera —- the largest urban slum in the city and all of Africa -— and Dagoretti.

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The 14-year-old accused of attempted murder following a shooting Monday at Madison Jr/Sr High School denied the charges against him at an arraignment in Butler County Juvenile Court Tuesday.

In juvenile court, a denial of charges is the equivalent of a not guilty plea. 

James Austin Hancock showed little emotion during the brief hearing. He was sent back to juvenile detention. His next hearing is set for April 5 in Butler County Judge Ronald Craft's chambers.

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Price Hill is known for more than just its famous chili; it’'s a neighborhood in the midst of revitalization with renovated homes, young musicians and community gardens emerging. This is in part thanks to Price Hill Will, a non-profit community development agency that has been working to renew East, West and Lower Price Hill for more than a decade, incorporated in 2004.

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Local attorney Robert Bilott has made national headlines, from The New York Times to The Intercept, with his high-profile case against the DuPont chemical company. A corporate defense attorney for eight years, this major environmental case exposed that DuPont operated above the Environmental Protection Agency for decades, intentionally hiding the dangers of the chemical PFOA (C8), to which people were exposed through waste runoff in West Virginia. DuPont used PFOA  in the process to make Teflon until fairly recently. 

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All children benefit from physical activity and the enjoyment that can come with sports and teamwork. But for those who are disabled, participating in these activities is a bit more challenging. Special needs or adapted sports programming give all kids, regardless of ability, the chance to engage in various forms of physical recreation.

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Kentucky is currently ranked 47th out of 50 states in overall health. LiveWell NKY, a new community-wide initiative, is hoping to change this for Northern Kentucky residents. The initiative is being launched by Skyward, which is in charge of Northern Kentucky’'s strategic plan, myNKY.

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Investigations into allegations of misconduct at the Cincinnati VA have led the Veterans Administration to take action against two senior officials in Cincinnati.  WCPO.com has been following the story and Editor-in-Chief Mike Canan is here to give us the latest on the story.

You can read more about the story by clicking here.

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Whether you’'ve been following the news this week or not, we’'ve got you covered with discussion about the big issues affecting Greater Cincinnati. We will focus on politics on both sides of the river this week, with the Kentucky Republican Caucus coming up next Saturday.

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As the strangest presidential primary race in recent memory continues and we head into Super Tuesday, Political Junkie Ken Rudin and WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson join us to discuss the latest news in the Republican and Democratic contests.

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Earlier this month, Cincinnati City Council voted 7-2 to pass an ordinance to improve enforcement of existing wage laws. Cincinnati is the first city in Ohio to pass a law to address wage theft, which refers to instances in which workers are not paid the legal or contractual wages promised by their employers.

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