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Vigil Planned After Viral Video

The Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition was a last-minute addition to the city's Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Members of the group prayed and sang in their native language Monday. They may be planning a march for later this week.

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Workers at federal prisons in Kentucky are among those feeling the financial pressure of the partial federal government shutdown. A nurse who works at a prison in Fayette County said working without pay is raising the level of stress for employees.

Robin Goode works at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington. It’s a prison for about 1,500 male and female inmates who require medical or mental  health care.

Goode is president of Local 817, the local union with about 400 members that’s part of the American Federation of Government Employees.

She said she’s heard a lot of sad stories from prison workers since paychecks were suspended during the shutdown.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she won’t run for governor or any other statewide office this year.

In a statement released Monday, Grimes said that she had been considering a campaign to become Kentucky’s second female governor but ended speculation that she would do so.

“While I am grateful for the confidence, support and friendship from thousands of supporters across this state, I have decided not to run another statewide campaign this year,” Grimes said.

Wright State University’s faculty union is preparing for a campus-wide strike next week. The strike by more than 500 union members is set to begin Tuesday. And Wright State students -- many of whom just returned last week for the spring semester -- are concerned about how the strike could affect them. 

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The Queen of Cincinnati celebrates her second birthday this week. We're talking about Fiona the hippo, of course.

State and local elected officials are getting a raise thanks to a law passed last month. But at least one legislator says he plans to give the amount of the raise away to charity because of the way it came about.

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On a frigid Martin Luther King Day, Rev. Derek Terry heated up the crowd at Music Hall by criticizing U.S. colonization, saying America was never great and calling for blacks, gays, and transgender people to be treated equally.

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Video of students at Covington Catholic High School went viral this weekend.  They were in Washington D. C. for the March for Life.  While there, they had an interaction with a Native American man participating in the march near the Lincoln Memorial.  The story of what exactly happened has been evolving all weekend. WVXU News Director Maryanne Zeleznik talked with new Cincinanti Edition Host, Michael Monks, who is also the editor of River City News,cabout what happened.

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The MLK Coalition is remembering civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. with the 44th annual commemorative march from the Freedom Center, an interfaith prayer service on Fountain Square, and a program at Music Hall Monday.

The University of Cincinnati is looking forward as it celebrates its 200th birthday with virtual reality (VR) vignettes. Five real-life experiences are designed to transport the users to important times in the school's history, including drug discovery and civil rights advancements.


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Between 1882 and 1968, the NAACP documented 4,743 lynchings in the United States. All were abhorrent, but none was more socially and politically impactful than the lynching of Emmett Till.

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