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Statistics show Kentucky jails a higher percentage of people than most states, ninth overall and second for women, and the ACLU is calling for legislative action to alleviate the overcrowding.

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Former Cincinnati council member and mayoral candidate Yvette Simpson has been named the new chief executive of Democracy for America, the progressive organization founded in 2004 by then-presidential candidate Howard Dean.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center's grand reopening is Nov. 17., when visitors will finally get to see the renovated museum spaces, new dinosaur exhibits, and the perennial favorite holiday trains. WVXU has been following the Union Terminal renovations since the beginning, and now we're looking back at the project over the last four years.

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No one can accuse Ohio's newly re-elected U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of letting the moss grow under his feet.

How The Great War Changed The Course Of History

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The "war to end all wars" began with Austria-Hungary's declaration of war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. The fighting ended when Germany accepted the armistice terms demanded by the Allies, on November 11, 1918. More than 17 million military personnel and civilians died, including 116,000 Americans.

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After years of planning and construction to repair the 85-year-old Union Terminal, the Cincinnati Museum Center will reopen this Saturday, November 17.

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Hamilton County commissioners have more than a month left before they have to approve a 2019 general fund budget. They'd like to approve a spending plan before that though. At the third and final public hearing on the budget Tuesday night in Colerain Township, they heard "compelling testimony" and "cogent arguments" against some of the proposed cuts.

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Modifications are likely coming to a proposal to regulate Airbnb and other short-term rental housing in Cincinnati.  

City Council's Budget and Finance Committee heard from about three dozen people Tuesday on both sides of the issue.  

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Twenty-two historic murals have been painstakingly cleaned, restored and are ready to go back on public display when Union Terminal reopens this weekend.

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Local foodies will soon have a new place to chow down: the Corporation for Findlay Market, The Model Group, and Hickory Wald Hospitality Group are opening a food hall at 1818 Race Street in the spring of 2019.

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More than two years after the gruesome incident, four people are under arrest for the murders of eight people in Pike County.

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Newtown's largest land owner, Doug Evans, faces trial in federal court Tuesday. Prosecutors allege he set up a dummy company called Ergon to illegally gain millions of dollars worth of minority contracts from the City of Cincinnati.

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Soccer team FC Cincinnati is embracing its new identity, announcing it is officially becoming Football Club Cincinnati as it enters Major League Soccer.

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After Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day and made small gains in the Kentucky General Assembly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's "not happy" with how Republicans performed in suburban areas.

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Amazon has announced it will open a new air gateway at Wilmington Air Park in Wilmington, Ohio. The announcement comes as the company continues to build out its air hub operation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with city hall reporter Jay Hanselman this morning about the results of of last Tuesday's election in Hamilton County. One thing was obvious: Hamilton is now a blue county. Every Democratic statewide candidate - for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasuer and auditor - lost statewide, but every one of them won Hamilton County by a sizeable margin. Democrats defeated several incumbent Republican judges.

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Ohio's bio science organization, Bio Ohio, will showcase technology Wednesday that area researchers are developing to combat the opioid crisis.

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A third of Dayton's police force is part of a pilot study to reduce stress using brain stimulation. One hundred  officers are now in the fourth week of a six-week study for the therapy, already proven effective in both civilians and military.

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The midterms were all about President Donald Trump. The Democrats gained control of the house and the Republicans kept control of the senate, with a record number of women elected to congress. But overall, election results were a mixed bag for both parties. Several races are still undecided, including those for Florida governor and senator, which may be headed for recounts.

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Next week, a federal court in Louisville will hear arguments over a new Kentucky law that bans a common type of abortion procedure.

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