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Rick Bass Shares His 'Traveling Feast'

Aug 13, 2018
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Author Rick Bass is renowned for his writing on the environment and for his environmental activism. In his latest book, The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes, Bass goes on a journey to thank the writers he considers his mentors, visiting and preparing those who accept his offer an elaborate meal. Joining him in his travels are some of his past and current writing students, and through the sharing of food, experiences and conversation, he connects his mentors and mentees.

CPS Expanding Its Career Pathway

Aug 13, 2018
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Enrolled, enlisted and employed. Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell says the district is taking a focus on the three Es. During the annual State of the Schools address, Mitchell laid out a new partnership with local organizations, including the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, meant to help prepare students for graduation and beyond.

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Updated: July 12, 11:50 a.m.

Several former Western & Southern Open champions are coming back this summer.

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Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell says she is focused on the three Es -- enrolled, enlisted, employed -- as the district tries to prepare students for graduation and keep them in Cincinnati after commencement. It's hoped a variety of partnerships, including one with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, will further the goal.

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They're small, quick, and full of color. The ruby-throated hummingbird is beginning its annual migration south to warmer climates, so now's the perfect time to see lots of them.

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Despite local shelters saying they have room, and a now county-wide order blocking tent cities, some homeless people are still living outdoors in Hamilton County. Advocates say that's because there are homeless people beyond the ones most visible on the streets, and there aren't enough beds to help everyone.

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I have a lot to thank you for, Julie and Martin Weckerlein.

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The City of Cincinnati clears out a homeless camp, again. A Cincinnati Police officer tases an 11-year-old girl. Hamilton County Commissioners put a levy on the November ballot to fund children's services. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is a no-show for the annual Fancy Farm Picnic, but Democrats and teachers had their say. And the race between Democrat Amy McGrath and Republican Andy Barr to represent Kentucky's 6th Congressional District heats up.

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This weekend is serving up plenty of things to do around the Tri-State. 

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A familiar face is moving from a Cincinnati institution to an up-and-coming brand.

The Dayton Arcade, located in the heart of Dayton, Ohio's downtown business district and once a major attraction to Dayton residents and tourists, has been abandoned for decades.

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We typically refer to it as the Cincinnati Zoo, but its proper name is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. And while the animals are the main attraction, you might be surprised at how much you can learn by turning your attention to the thousands of plants, trees and shrubs that make up the zoo's various habitats and specialty gardens.

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Cincinnati City Council may consider changing the rules for police Taser use. The discussion brought up by several council members is in reaction to an incident Monday where an officer used his Taser on an 11-year-old girl accused of shoplifting at a Kroger on Kennard Avenue.

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Updated: 3:20 p.m.

Now, homeless camps are banned from all of Hamilton County by court order. 

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With Brad Johansen's departure for Raleigh, N.C., Bengals fans will see and hear a new preseason TV play-by-play announcer for the team's game against the Chicago Bears at 7 p.m. Thursday on WKRC-TV.

Meet Mike Watts, just 25 years old, but who already has a very impressive list of ESPN credentials calling professional and college soccer matches (including FC Cincinnati). Plus, he's done Big East, American Athletic Conference, Atlantic 10 and  Patriot League games, as well as play-by-play for Saint John University and Fordham University basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball.

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Republican leaders of the state House of Representatives have asked a top official from former Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration to answer questions about Kentucky Wired, a statewide broadband project that has racked up more than $180 million in costs associated with delays.

Voters in the Oak Hills School District overwhelmingly rejected a tax levy increase in Tuesday's special election.

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Updated: 9:24 a.m.

This time around, TV ads featuring a stuffed toy duck squawking Aftab! – well, that just won't do it.

The Sex Talk No One Is Having

Aug 8, 2018
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Sexual assault on college campuses has been called an epidemic. It's estimated that one in five women and one in 16 men will experience some form of sexual violence during college. But the process colleges and universities use to investigate and adjudicate reported sexual assaults appears to be broken.

Strategies To Prevent College Sexual Assault

Aug 8, 2018
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The first day of class for many local college students begins in late August. While students and parents are buying books and dorm supplies, there's one thing some families don't consider when preparing for college: a conversation about sexual assault. With more than 4,000 undergraduates enrolled at Xavier University and more than 30,000 at the University of Cincinnati, what are colleges doing to help educate students about sexual violence?

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The Cincinnati Police Department says an officer responding to a shoplifting report deployed a Taser when one of the alleged shoplifters ignored commands to stop.

The juvenile is identified as an 11-year-old girl.

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Kentucky’s aging drinking water and sewer systems need billions of dollars in investment to prevent system failures impacting public health and the environment, according to Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.

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It's still uncertain where students, staff and teachers will park when classes resume next week at Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts. A City Council Committee met for more than an hour Tuesday but nothing was decided.

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Rand Paul was in Russia on Monday and invited Russian officials to meet with members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Ohio is trying something new in an effort to stop drivers from going the wrong direction on highway exit ramps.

How To Steer Clear Of Foodborne Illnesses

Aug 7, 2018
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Early this summer there was a multi-state outbreak of E. coli from romaine lettuce. That was followed in late July by a massive recall of products including Goldfish and Ritz crackers due to potential salmonella contamination. And just last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert about dozens of beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products that may have been contaminated with the Cyclospora parasite.

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The number of nuns in the United States has declined by more than 100,000 since the 1960s and the population is aging. Those who enter religious life today tend to be older. So, what then draws a younger person into a life of service?

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Hamilton County voters will have a new tax levy on the ballot this November. Two of the three commissioners approved a "bridge" to aid an existing children's services levy.

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Cincinnati Police are now accepting tips through the department's just-launched mobile app.

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Gov. Matt Bevin didn’t show up to the state’s premiere political speaking event in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, last weekend. His absence came as his favorability rating hit a new low and rumors swirl over whether he will seek re-election next year. Meanwhile, Kentucky Democrats are trying to claw their way back into power, but are at a historic low point of registered voters and elected offices in the state. 

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