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In addition to a disproportionate and deadlier impact on seniors, the COVID-19 pandemic has also had another devastating impact - more deaths from Alzheimer's and dementia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were at least 42,000 more deaths from Alzheimer’s and other dementias in 2020 compared with the average of the five years prior.

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As America continues to wrestle with its racial divides, universities are pressed more than ever to increase diversity and cultural competency among students, faculty and staff. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced the entertainment industry to a virtual halt, much like it did other sectors.

But two graduates of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music (CCM) found a way to be productive over the past year.

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The WNKU call letters that vanished from Tri-State airwaves in 2017 when Northern Kentucky University sold its radio stations have returned to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

GE Aviation and its longtime partner SAFRAN announced at a Paris news conference Monday they're working to create an aircraft engine that will reduce fuel consumption by 20%, subsequently lowering carbon emissions.

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Why do the eye-straining work of sorting pottery at an archaeological dig site when a computer will do it for you? Researchers at Northern Arizona University (NAU) say a kind of machine learning is beginning to catch on with archaeologists and has applications in other fields.

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The announcement by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner, the newest Democrat on the seven-member court, that she will run for Chief Justice in 2022, seems to me as if it could be a good news-bad news situation for the Ohio Democratic Party.

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Trail enthusiasts will gather Monday morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the final phase of the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

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Last year three Cincinnati City Council members were indicted on federal bribery charges, leading many to believe there is a culture of corruption at City Hall. But what leads a person to cheat? With so many members of council allegedly gaming the system, is corruption contagious?

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She has given 25 years of leadership to the Cincinnati Ballet. Now Artistic Director Victoria Morgan announces she is retiring at the end of the 2021-22 season. Morgan makes her announcement just as the ballet begins moving into a new building. The company has a soft opening in the new $31 million Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills June 14.

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Students at Carson School in West Price Hill saw a need in their community and stepped in to help. Teacher Stacey Jones says her students worked with Turner Construction to build a "little pantry" in front of the school to feed the community.

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A panel tasked with suggesting reforms to Cincinnati's economic development process is refining its first draft of recommendations. At a meeting Friday, the panel discussed whether to include all city workers in its ethical conduct recommendations, or just elected officials.

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Cincinnati Public Schools is finalizing its budget for next year. A few factors, including the pandemic and money from the federal stimulus, must be considered.

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The Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit is receiving a grant from Ohio EPA to jump-start its educational programming. The center in Roselawn was established in 2019 to provide environmental education and nature programming.

Steve Melink, owner of the Melink Corporation, says it really doesn't cost that much more to build a net-zero energy building. He did it for just 10% above the cost of a conventional code compliant building and says the energy savings will pay for the solar, geothermal and other energy efficient equipment in about five years.

Juneteenth Cincinnati, Inc. is acknowledging the important role of water in enslavement and freedom through a weekend "Wade In The Water" event. Participants dressed in white plan to dance along the banks of the Ohio River Sunday, June 13, symbolizing the journey from enslavement to freedom.

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Vaccine hesitancy remains an issue for many people, including members of the Latino community. Sunday, June 13, a mass vaccination event for Latinos will be held at Kellogg Soccer Field in Cincinnati.

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Recently, a curriculum that explores America's racist history has drawn fire from conservatives across the country and prompted legislation to keep it from being taught in public schools. 

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Scholars are beginning to examine intellectual property in the lens of critical race theory and considering how to make classrooms more inclusive spaces. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law Dean Deidré Keller discusses intellectual property and the future of diversity and inclusion in an upcoming talk at the University of Dayton. Keller argues that intellectual property law historically has protected the power of whiteness and in reimaging critical race intellectual property, she seeks to create models for the politics of reparation.

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Jim Renacci, the former congressman from northeast Ohio, announced Wednesday he would take on his fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in the 2022 primary.

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UC Health reports it's one of three Ohio locations that will offer a controversial Alzheimer's disease treatment just approved by the FDA.

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The city of Cincinnati will pay a contractor $150,000 for an audit of recent economic development deals. Council unanimously appropriated the funds Wednesday. Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman requested a forensic audit earlier this year in response to three council members being indicted for corruption.

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Covington City Manager David Johnston resigned his position, a move that was accepted by the city commission Tuesday night.

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Cincinnati World Cinema will be open at 50% occupancy Saturday in Garfield Theatre downtown for two films about women in peril, Nina Wu and The Columnist.

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Rising incidents of antisemitism across the world and in Cincinnati are increasingly concerning for members of the local Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and a handful of related organizations plan to gather Sunday, June 13 to take a stand against antisemitism.

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Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.

That's where Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine finds himself as he looks ahead to a 2022 run for re-election.

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Even through the pandemic, the real estate market stayed hot. New listings are flying off the streets almost as soon as they appear, and often sell above asking price with more than the occasional bidding war. Coldwell Banker Realtor Sue Besl Price says in Cincinnati, the average sale price is up 21% from 2019.

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As fans return to stadiums, not only are they reconnecting with their favorite teams, but their most hated ones, too. One local university is using research methods to track the biggest sports rivalries.

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There are few things sports fans love more than a good old-fashioned, bitter rivalry. That's especially true in Greater Cincinnati. If we can't taste championships, we can at least savor the occasional victory over our hated regional foes.

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