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Voter turnout in Kentucky is typically low, and Northern Kentucky counties rank among the worst in participation on Election Day. But the Commonwealth isn’t alone in its turnout troubles.

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ArtsWave is launching an 18-month celebration of the centennial of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. The "Power of Her" initiative is slated to include hundreds of arts events and performances.

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First responders will hone their skills on the streetcar this week. Full-scale security exercises start Tuesday morning at the Maintenance and Operation Facility (MOF) in Over-the-Rhine.

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Cincinnati Council is expected to finally take votes Wednesday morning on several ordinances to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.  

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Cincinnati's police chief calls the spike in gun violence in the city during the past two weeks "alarming."

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Many Cincinnatians remember the tragic and disturbing case of Donald Harvey, the notorious mass murderer who hid in plain sight and may be responsible for up to 87 deaths. That story, along with several others, are detailed in a new book by former profiler and FBI Special Agent John Douglas

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A Swedish company is marketing a stationary bike designed to help seniors reminisce in a safe and secure environment. Residents of The Kenwood by Senior Star retirement community are lining up to use it.

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New research shows there are health benefits for seniors who interact with robotic pets. It provides companionship and decreases agitation in dementia patients. Soon it may do more than that as University of Cincinnati design and engineering students rework robotic companions currently on the market.

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Before taking Ethnic Studies at Walnut Hills High School, Holly Bates wanted to talk about race but didn't feel comfortable because of what she thinks is a lack of knowledge.

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More people seem to be trying to simplify their lives by reducing the clutter in their homes and making conscious decisions about what to keep and what to discard.

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Uranium processing ended at the Fernald site 30 years ago and now the more than 1,000 acres are known as the Fernald Preserve. Its transition from uranium processing facility during the Cold War to vast nature preserve involved lawsuits, contamination, community advocacy, new government regulations, and an enormous and comprehensive clean-up.

Journalist Jenny Wohlfarth documented what she called "an ecological oasis in our city's backyard, with a very dark past."

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The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (USMNT) lost to the Venezuelan national team on Sunday, 3-0, in the team's first-ever game in Cincinnati.

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Updated June 8 at 9 a.m.

Winton Lake at Winton Woods is now open to recreation, including boating and fishing.

"As cleanup efforts wind down, isolated portions of the lake may be closed temporarily through next week," Great Parks says in a statement. "Guests should obey posted signs."

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A Cincinnati Police captain, suspended in January, could be fired and headed to jail if convicted on federal bribery charges.

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A federal judge in California is granting the Cincinnati Zoo's request to transfer a gorilla named "Ndume" to Cincinnati on June 13, despite objections from The Gorilla Foundation where he's been living since 1991.

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Six Cincinnati council members have signed a motion proposing changes to the city's operating budget proposed by City Manager Patrick Duhaney and modified by Mayor John Cranley.

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Riverside Drive, east of Downtown Cincinnati, will be completely shut down starting Monday for five weeks while construction crews work on a storm sewer project.  

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Hamilton County's prosecutor is working with the coroner's office to identify the body of a Jane Doe in an alleged serial killer case.

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Court Street between Vine and Main streets will not become a pedestrian mall. It won't be blocked to traffic between Vine and Walnut either any time soon. A study from 3CDC and Cincinnati is not recommending any major changes to Downtown's streetscape.

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The Great War ended on Armistice Day in November 1918; by June 8, 1919, the city of Reading was dedicating a memorial to the 224 soldiers from there and surrounding communities.

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