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A green-ish scum is forming in places along the banks of the Ohio River, but it's nothing to worry about. Not yet anyway, according to the executive director of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO.

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Climate change: It’s the T-rex chasing the jeep in Jurassic Park and the climate scientist is Jeff Goldblum yelling “must go faster.” It’s omnipresent and ineffable, it’s everywhere and touches everything. It’s a problem so complex that it’s easy to distract ourselves with the efficacy of plastic straw bans and recycling.

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An exhibit opening Friday at the Contemporary Arts Center explores the career of a painter whose works "have never been more relevant."

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is under fire for use of a state-owned plane. The state’s two largest newspapers are calling for more transparency on the issue.

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A Titanic struggle. Definitely this is a Titanic struggle, to use one of Marty Brennaman's favorite phrases.

How do you sum up Brennaman's 46 years as the Reds' radio voice?

They say he's the "soundtrack of our summers," but he's more than that. Brennaman's voice is like oxygen, or water, or electricity. 

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Longtime West End residents could be priced out of the neighborhood.

A new West End Housing study says household incomes and affordable rentals aren’t matching up, which creates a neighborhood ripe for displacement.

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Visitors to the Cincinnati Museum Center can observe as paleontologists remove a triceratops skull from dirt and rock. The cleaning process will take months or even years, and visitors can watch through a glass window overlooking the paleontology lab.

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If you're traveling to or near Downtown this weekend, take note: Oktoberfest and the Hudy 14K will close some streets. Here's what you need to know: 

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If you have been following Cincinnati politics for the past three or four decades, the recurring debate over how the city elects its nine-member City Council is sort of like being stuck in the movie Groundhog Day.

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If you see and hear first responder vehicles near Great American Ball Park at The Banks Thursday morning, don't panic. First responders are practicing how to respond in a mass casualty event like a natural disaster or terrorist attack.  

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Local faith-based groups will host the third annual Cincinnati Youth Interfaith Basketball Tournament to bring teenagers from different religious backgrounds together. Participants are high school students from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh communities. There will be both boys and girls brackets. BeSpoken Live, the Islamic Center of Mason, the Sikh Community of Cincinnati, the Mayerson JCC, and the Jewish Community Relations Council, the public affairs arm of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, are hosting the tournament on September 22.

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Bathroom breaks timed to the second. Exceedingly high staff turnover. Vending machines full of ibuprofen painkillers in the workplace. According to author Emily Guendelsberger, features like these aren’t necessarily the exception for low-wage workers. They are the norm.

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Rumpke, in partnership with the Ohio EPA and the Recycling Partnership, is on a mission to teach homeowners what should and shouldn't go into a recycling bin. The company is now riffling through containers in Cincinnati to find out if people are following the rules. It was in Fairfield last month.

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Cincinnati City Council has approved an ordinance spending $536,000 to fund "expenditures for the transition of management of the streetcar from SORTA to the city."

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Hamilton County's general fund will receive an unanticipated $681,000 deposit. Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval says his office and the prosecutor started working a year ago on a special project: to recoup money floating around the legal system.

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Anne Serling, daughter of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, will be the studio announcer for WVXU's production of her father's 1955 baseball comedy, O'Toole From Moscow.

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On September 11, 2001, as terrorist attacks besieged New York City and Washington, D.C., airlines saw their flights diverted. One such flight was Delta Flight 37 from London Gatwick to CVG Airport. Glenn Prasser was one of the passengers aboard that flight as it was diverted to Newfoundland and where they would spend the next four days, slowly learning about what was happening in the U.S.

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The American Dream promises opportunity, class mobility, and prosperity. How are we doing on this promise?

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September is Recovery Month, a time to increase awareness and understanding about substance use disorders and celebrate people in recovery. The University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University are among the nation's schools that have received a sizable grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. The money will go toward training students for careers in behavioral health professions focused on substance use.

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Cincinnati is working to takeover direct management of the city's streetcar system, which means the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) would no longer be the operator. But officials are still considering whether city staff will oversee the system, or hand that responsibility to a non-profit authority.

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