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Hamilton County Sales Tax Petition Falls Short

A petition drive challenging a Hamilton County sales tax will fall short of the signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot. The effort's chair, Andy Black , says they needed 33,369 signatures, but won't reach the goal by the Thursday deadline.

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After weeks of work behind closed doors, House Democrats plan to take their impeachment inquiry into the president of the United States into public view.

The House Intelligence Committee have called two witnesses on Wednesday to describe how President Trump asked the president of Ukraine to launch investigations that Trump thought might help him in the 2020 election.

Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) is proposing a bill, HB318, that would create an inspection and certification process for companies wanting to sell Kratom, an herbal supplement commonly found in powder and capsule form.


The Amazon Prime Air Hub at CVG isn't expected to open until 2021 but already it's starting to attract new business to the area. The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) says announcements by Amify and Satco are just the beginning of what is expected to be a large logistics and technology ecosystem.

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Courtesy of Kenton Co. Jail

The former finance director at the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau (meetNKY) pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges related to an embezzlement of more than $1 million from the tourism agency.

Courtesy of Elez Biberaj

Elez Biberaj is the director of the Voice of America's Eurasia division, meaning he oversees the journalists working to accurately report the news and counter state-sponsored propaganda in places like Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. His team's work is challenged by governments that are hostile to independent journalism.

Provided / Cincinnati Police Department

Cincinnati officials say they've shaved five weeks off the time it takes to hire call takers and dispatchers for the city's emergency communications center (ECC). But the process from someone applying to actually getting a job still takes 14 weeks.  It used to be 19 weeks.

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Julio Cortez / AP

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, New York-based jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, Lil' Bec with Jon Boogz and Broadway actor Norm Lewis are coming to Cincinnati to show their talents.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that it appears Gov. Matt Bevin has lost his bid for reelection, even though Bevin still hasn’t conceded the race.

Bevin has requested a recanvass of the final tally that showed Beshear winning by more than 5,000 votes last Tuesday. A recanvass is a minimal double check of each county’s final election results and historically has only produced minor differences in the final count.

But on Monday, McConnell signaled that the race was over.

Kentucky state representative Charles Booker says he is exploring a run for U.S. Senate in 2020, potentially challenging Democrats Amy McGrath and Mike Broihier in the primary in hopes of taking on incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell next November. Booker announced the formation of his exploratory committee by video on Monday.

Booker, 35, is a liberal legislator and lawyer from Louisville who was elected to his first term last year. He serves on the Natural Resources and Energy, Judiciary, and Economic Development and Workforce Investment committees. Booker is a member of the Louisville Metropolitan and Kentucky Black Legislative caucuses.

A major piece of President Donald Trump's immigration policy is set for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court after the lower courts rejected the attempt to phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.


Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Watch House Hearings Live

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Explore Scandinavia

Join Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque and fellow classical music lovers to experience the Nordic world of fjords, castles, glaciers, and the legacy of the Vikings on this adventure to Scandinavia.

Democracy & Me for Educators

Get resources for helping students understand media and their role as citizens.

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WVXU's Senior Political Analyst covers government at the local, state and national level, plus shares stories from his 40+ years on the campaign trail.

Radio Artifact on WVXU HD2

Radio Artifact brings you local independent radio showcasing the talented musicians that perform in Cincinnati.

Looking Up

Space talk, the fun way, with Dean Regas & Anna Hehman.