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Cincinnati Council could vote in two weeks on how to spend $20.3 million that was carried over from the budget that ended June 30.

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FC Cincinnati's West End Stadium is still on track to be completed by spring 2021, despite the pandemic.

Team President Jeff Berding said the stadium is being built with COVID-19 safety measures in mind and believes the stadium's design will allow for a full opening next season.


The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many more people to live on the streets in Cincinnati. That's concerning with winter coming and reduced capacity with the traditional shelter plan for colder months. 

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops will digitally stream the remainder of the 2020 season. Program details and dates were announced Monday.

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The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati says the number of local families experiencing homelessness is up during the pandemic, and getting people into permanent housing hasn't been easy. Part of the agency's model is for religious groups to temporarily house IHNGN clients in their places of worship, but COVID-19 has halted that.

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A Cincinnati man is on a mission to plant 100 orchards in the next decade as a way to help feed people in food deserts. WVXU recently visited his first one in West Price Hill.

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The Serum Institute of India, the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines, is already preparing to produce a COVID-19 vaccine once it's developed. But other plants around the world will also be needed for the billions of doses required.


Many people are noticing an uptick in polarizing political factions lately, even within their own party. Is an inner party insurgency a new phenomenon? Or can we look not too far back in our political past to find examples of struggles for political power arising on the fringes?

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Cincinnati has a new interim city manager. Paula Boggs Muething, who has been city solicitor since 2014, stepped into the role vacated by Patrick Duhaney in June. Muething takes the helm after the city faced its largest budget deficit in its history brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. At time of nationwide protests and calls for police reform, Cincinnati is also facing a spike in homicides.

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Newport Independent Schools will return to in-person instruction on Sept. 29 under a hybrid model.

According to Superintendent Tony Watts, a group of students will attend classes Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, all students will do virtual learning. On Thursday and Friday, a second group of students will attend classes.

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As of mid-week, over 1 million Ohioans had requested absentee ballots for the November election. Election officials expect that many or more between now and the weekend before the Nov. 3 election.

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Earlier this week, Gov. Mike DeWine referred to some online rumors that have reportedly been echoed by some Ohio lawmakers, as "garbage" and "ridiculous." No, the governor said, the government is not planning to take kids away from parents and place them in FEMA camps in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Hamilton County doesn't formally recognize Columbus Day with a paid holiday on the second Monday in October. However, some collective bargaining units and some of the courts do.

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Pets displaced by Hurricane Laura will be available for adoption at Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue.

The Category 4 hurricane devastated many communities across Texas and Louisiana, displacing many animals from their shelters.

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The full Cincinnati Council has approved an ordinance banning single use plastic bags in the city.  It would apply to stores that sell food, including restaurants, starting Jan. 1.

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President Donald Trump has announced 20 people he'd consider to be on the U.S Supreme Court if he has to fill another vacancy, and among them is first-term Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

Cameron is 34 years old and the first Black person to independently hold statewide office in Kentucky. He is a protégé of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and worked as general counsel in his Senate office.

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The story in The Atlantic quoting anonymous sources saying President Donald Trump referred to American soldiers who lost their lives in service as "suckers" and "losers" is still getting widespread reaction. But Ohio's Republican U.S. Senator is casting doubt on whether Trump said what's been confirmed by several news outlets.

Some Cincinnati neighborhoods, including Winton Hills, South Cumminsville and Mount Airy, are carrying a higher burden than others when it comes to energy costs.

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on American families’ economic situation was recognized early on by governments at multiple levels who instituted a variety of relief measures, particularly related to rent and evictions.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has cost Cincinnati Public Schools $35 million to date according to CPS’s CFO and treasurer.

Jennifer Wagner said one of the biggest challenges the district is facing is reduced revenue from the state. She said it’s taking a lot of time and collaboration to balance a budget with this obstacle.