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Local Restaurants Struggle to Find Workers, POTUS's First 100 Days And More Top Stories

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Jim Nolan

On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review:

President Joe Biden laid out an ambitious policy agenda before a joint session of Congress this week, with plans that could redefine the role of government in American prosperity and opportunity. 

And Vice President Kamala Harris is set to be in Cincinnati Friday as she begins making the case for the President's goals.

From The Washington Post, Senior Editor Marc Fisher and Opinion Columnist E.J. Dionne are with us to talk about it.

Meanwhile, local restaurant owners say they are struggling to bring in workers, facing competition from other workplaces. The economy is strong, but the impact of the pandemic on food businesses continues to linger.

Business Courier reporter Andy Brownfieldexplains.

And Cincinnati voters will choose the top-two candidates in this year's mayoral election when ballots are counted next week in the primary. Additionally, they will consider a few charter amendments, one of which would mandate that the city spend $50 million annually in support of affordable housing opportunities.

What is the city's affordable housing shortage?

WVXU reporter Becca Costello breaks it down.

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