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The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to remove the name of former Reds owner Marge Schott from two campus facilities.

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During a public hearing at City Hall Monday night, many speakers asked Cincinnati City Council to take money away from the Cincinnati Police Department and shift it to other social service programs. Many want the police budget reduced by 50%.

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Rep. Warren Davidson, (R) Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, has introduced a bill to give states greater discretion in how they spend funds allocated through the CARES Act. Instead of passing a second relief package, Davidson suggests that his bill gives states the power to use the money they already have more effectively.

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is making plans to reopen several of its library branches after closing to the public in March under of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first floor of the Downtown Main Library reopened June 15. On Monday, June 22 five neighborhood branches reopened to the public and in the next weeks more branch openings are scheduled.

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During a virtual board meeting with more than 900 attendees, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board on Monday listened to public comment for more than two hours before unveiling five options on how students could resume classes come fall. And, like Cincinnati City Council before it, the board also fielded calls to remove police from its campuses. 

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Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee will meet Tuesday afternoon to debate and discuss motions to make changes to the budget proposed by City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.

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The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio will use a million dollar grant to monitor police reforms and investigate claims of police misconduct outside of Cincinnati's city limits. The money will establish the Center for Social Justice at the Urban League, with work expected to launch in mid- to late July.

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According to a document filed in Cincinnati federal court, former Council Member Tamaya Dennard has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

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The show must go on! With the coronavirus canceling the Cincinnati Opera's 100th anniversary season, opera fans can enjoy some of the company's greatest hits on WGUC this summer and a one-hour special about its history.

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Politicians and police are continuing to crack down on intellectual property theft in what is costing the U.S. as much as $600 billion a year. But what if you could teach scientists to protect themselves as an added layer of security?

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Imagine being homeless during the coronavirus and being shuffled around from place to place. Like so many other parts of the country, it happened in Northern Kentucky. But at least one person was able to find stable housing, all while working and without a car.

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Businesses in Over-the-Rhine are weathering the economic shutdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, and now, the anti-racism protests. Alexus Hight, the owner of the upscale children's clothing boutique, Hutch Baby, worked to reopen her doors after she saw people breaking windows on Vine Street. On Elm Street, Black OWned and BlaCk Coffee Lounge owner Means Cameron saw an outpouring of support for his businesses after vandals broke his windows.

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Last week, in a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal law prohibits any employment discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

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After more than a month-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kentuckians finally head to the polls on Tuesday, June 23, to cast their ballots. 

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For the first time, a Juneteenth flag is flying at Cincinnati's City Hall. The red and blue flag with a white star recognizes the date the last slaves in Texas were informed of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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The Cincinnati Black United Front (CBUF) says achieving bias-free policing is only possible if the public knows the race of the people arrested. The organization wants that information entered into the public portal Cincy Insights so it can analyze it.

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Cincinnati City Council's budget hearing Thursday night ended abuptly when the crowd's booing at one of the speakers led Chairman David Mann to walk out. Outside the Convention Center, where the hearing was held, a protest filled the street with calls to defund the police.

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Cincinnati City Council's final public hearing Thursday night on the city budget ended in chaos.

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Hamilton County commissioners are honoring Juneteenth with a proclamation and by recommitting "ourselves to defending the self-evident truth, boldly declared by our Founding Fathers, that all people are created equal."

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Updated: Friday, June 19, 4:18 p.m.

Almost immediately after Cincinnati City Council approved a plan to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on Plum Street outside of City Hall Wednesday, artists got to work on the privately funded project.

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