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Ham. Co. Approaches 'Purple' Status; Assessing Truth In Ky. Senate Ads & More Top Stories

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Jim Nolan

On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review, Friday at noon:

Hamilton County still finds itself deep in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic and may become the first in the state to be classified as "purple," the highest in Ohio's color-coded COVID-19 tracking system, indicating severe exposure and spread.

Meanwhile, local officials launch new initiatives to support the restaurant and arts industries which have been greatly impacted by the pandemic.

Business Courierreporter and columnist Chris Wetterich is with us.

A police officer in Elmwood Place shoots and kills a man during an exchange of gunfire.

Enquirerreporter Cameron Knight joins us to discuss.

A proposed amendment to the Kentucky constitution is on the ballot this year, and some are wondering whether it lessens accountability in the state's judicial system.

WKRC reporter James Pilcher has information on that.

And in Ohio, the nuclear power plant bailout bill that resulted in the uncovering of a bribery scandal and the indictment of former House Speaker Larry Householder could impact voters' decisions this year.

Drilled Newscontributor Nancy Averett talks to us about it. 

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