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Will we know if Joe Biden will be the 46th POTUS on the night of the Nov. 3 election, or will Donald Trump be in place for another four years?

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The United American Cemetery, established in Madisonville in the 19th century, is the oldest in Ohio designated for Black people. But it is in need of repairs and care.

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In 1853, 28 people made their escape along the Underground Railroad, making their way from Boone County, Kentucky, through College Hill and neighboring communities on their way to freedom in Canada. An outdoor pop-up exhibit seeks to tell their story in tandem with a look at current anti-racism activism.

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Not long after leaving prison in 2015, Troy Parker was ready to launch his own business. Using the public library as his office, he founded his own commercial cleaning company, began hiring employees and taking on clients. After five years in business, Innovative Labor and Cleaning Services, Inc was a success. Then the pandemic hit.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to virtual learning in many schools this fall, it is an unprecedented time to be serving on a local school board. Perhaps that is in part why a Cincinnati program focused on educating aspiring school board members is experiencing growing demand.

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Several agencies in Hamilton County are working together to acquire, store and distribute COVID-19 vaccines once they are available.

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American Factory has won a trifecta.

Yellow Springs filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, who shot the film at a Dayton-area former GM plant, won an Emmy Monday. This follows their Academy Award for best documentary and 2019 Sundance Film Festival trophy for best documentary and Grand Jury Prize.

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With seven weeks minus one day to go, Democratic first-time candidate Kate Schroder seems poised to climb to the summit of one of the steepest hills in Southwest Ohio politics – taking down long-time GOP congressman Steve Chabot.

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With ongoing protests against police violence and conversations around police reform, Cincinnati Police Union President Sgt. Dan Hils has questions for City Council. In fact, he handed them to council members directly last week.

Two film festivals will soon play in Cincinnati, though in two different formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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During a City Council meeting Tuesday, the City Manager's Office said it wants to partner up with Cincinnati Public Schools in order to promote the Safe and Healthy Schools Program. The program allows for temporary school facilities to operate around the city in order to provide safe in-person instruction. However, Assistant City Manager John Juech said they haven’t heard back from CPS.

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A manatee named "Truffleshuffle" returns to his native waters in Florida soon after undergoing rehabilitation at the Cincinnati Zoo. Truffleshuffle became the 20th manatee to be rehabilitated by the zoo's Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP) when he arrived in 2019.

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At least one member of the Hamilton County Agricultural Society is welcoming the recommendations of a 16-member task force established to review the county fair.

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High-speed internet has never been so important. As Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore pointed out on a virtual Chamber program Tuesday, there is high demand for broadband for remote learning, working from home and telehealth visits.

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Cincinnati has been dealing with a significant increase in shootings and homicides. But some residents told a City Council committee Tuesday that smaller violations are plaguing their neighborhoods.

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Larry Thomas was born to love movies. Thomas, the former owner of The Movies Repertory Cinema in downtown Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Radio film critic, was the son of West Virginia parents who owned several drive-ins and theaters.

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The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education did not vote on a return to school plan Monday evening, despite a nearly four-and-a-half-hour-long meeting.

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With the 2020 presidential election upon us, election scholars are now predicting several dire scenarios. Along with the threat of Russian hackers, some are now worried that should President Trump lose, he may refuse to concede. Legal scholar Richard Hasen points to four dangers threatening the voting process in 2020 in his book Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy.

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On June 24, 1973, the patrons of the Up Stairs Lounge enjoyed an evening of socializing in a bar that was their refuge from anti-gay abuse. But that evening, a fire set on the steps leading up to the lounge, killed 32 people. The arson remains unsolved.

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Freakonomics Radio with host Stephen Dubner has joined the WVXU lineup on Sundays at 12 p.m. The show explores the hidden side of everything with entrepreneurs, intellectuals, provocateurs and many other guest interviews.

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