City of Cincinnati

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As in many areas of the country, the number of people age 60 and older in our region is increasing. Earlier this year the City of Cincinnati created the "Golden Cincinnati Initiative" to support our aging population. The nine points in the initiative address issues ranging from zoning to pedestrian safety to medical emergency responses.

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are 28 million small businesses in America, accounting for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. The SBA also says small businesses provide 55 percent of all jobs and 66 percent of all net new jobs since the 1970s.

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Last fall, the City of Newport began a project to become the first Smart City in the Midwest, utilizing digital, communications and design technologies. Last month, the City of Cincinnati announced it was looking for partners and providers to begin its smart city plans.

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There are 52 diverse neighborhoods in Cincinnati, from Price Hill to Hyde Park, each with its own distinctive community feel. The Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit was created and designed to bring all of these neighborhoods together to improve the city as a whole. 

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This week, Mayor John Cranley declared Cincinnati a "sanctuary city," a designation with no strict legal definition. 

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Cincinnati administrators say they are working with Motorola to address problems with the audio quality of some city police officers radios.

It comes as the Fraternal Order of Police is researching whether it can file a lawsuit against the company concerning the issue.

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 30-40 percent of the food supply becomes waste. 

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The City of Cincinnati and Duke Energy are fighting again.

This time it's about additional charges for providing backup power for "critical facilities" in the city.

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When children experience poverty, or live below the poverty threshold, it affects them physically, mentally and emotionally. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey, Cincinnati ranked the second highest in the nation with 53.1 percent of children living in poverty. While that percentage has declined in recent years, the rate of child poverty in Cincinnati is still more than 44 percent, which is double the rate of the state and nation.

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The Creating Healthy Communities Coalition (CHCC) and Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) recently hosted a minority health discussion to figure out the most pressing needs for minorities in the area and how to better serve the health and wellness needs of Cincinnatians. 

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Flowers are in bloom, lawns are turning a deep green and spring is in the air. But there is still a chance we could experience hard frosts and even snow before the warm weather finally settles in.

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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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Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around working with nature, instead of against it, to foster sustainable systems and lifestyles.

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The Hamilton County Board of Elections Monday morning rejected a challenge to the wording of a Cincinnati charter amendment that would create a one mill tax for city parks.

 The city of Cincinnati’s 24-member Charter Review Task Force, given the task of studying the city’s ancient charter and recommending changes, labored for 18 months doing exactly what they were asked to do.

But, as the old saying goes, they labored mightily, and brought forth a mouse.

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