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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear expanded the state's limited mail-in voting due to COVID-19 for its primary election on June 23. The change is temporary, applying only to the primary election, but activists want to make the change permanent.


The State of Ohio borrowed more than $3 billion from the federal government to prop up its cash-strapped unemployment benefits. This news comes a week after it is learned that nearly 24,000 Ohioans were asked to pay back the unemployment benefits they received.

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A Black Lives Matter mural will be painted on Plum Street in front of Cincinnati City Hall.

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Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac joined a video chat Wednesday hosted by Cincinnati Public Schools and Cohear to answer student questions about his tenure with the Cincinnati Police Department, how police can better interact with minority communities, and how he, as a black man, is feeling in this current climate.  

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Summer officially begins on Saturday, and arrives as many of us are still mostly quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


At the city of Cincinnati's first budget hearing Tuesday night, many members of the public spoke out against increasing the budget for the Cincinnati Police Department, calling instead to defund the police. Around 200 people turned out in person and on Zoom.

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About 200 people addressed a Cincinnati council committee Tuesday night about the new city budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Louisville native and Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker likes his chances at upsetting Amy McGrath in the Kentucky Senate Democratic primary. Booker is coming off multiple major endorsements from the likes of former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the largest newspaper in Kentucky, the Louisville Courier-Journal. He’s repeatedly attacked McGrath as a "Trump-supporting Democrat," and is confident of his chances come June 23.

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The Western & Southern Open will move to New York for this year only because of the pandemic. On Wednesday the tournament announced specifics including how ticket holders can get their money back.

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Cincinnati Parks has reopened Eden Park's Twin Lakes to vehicular traffic after concerns were raised about the "unintended impacts" of its closure. 

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By mid-summer, Dayton, Ohio's Oregon District and the city of Middletown will be the latest to go online as "smart cities," or technology that uses interconnected sensors to gather information, manage assets and improve operations.

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Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney is resigning his position to take a similar job in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Cincinnati's Juneteenth festival is going virtual this year. Juneteenth is the nationwide commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.


The Citizen Complaint Authority has struggled for years as an understaffed and underfunded independent agency that investigates complaints against the Cincinnati Police Department. Under these staffing constraints the agency is facing a major backlog of cases. Now Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and City Council are working to better fund the CCA.

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Pool sales are making a splash during the pandemic. The Tri-State is mirroring a national trend as people avoid public pools and make an above ground or in-ground pool part of their staycation.

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Hundreds of people have already signed up to participate in public hearings about Cincinnati's budget. Those sessions start Tuesday evening and will now conclude with a potential 12-hour meeting Friday.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration is awarding the first grants to this region since the ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky earned a Marine Highway designation.

Opposing Groups Clash In Bethel Sunday

Jun 15, 2020

Opposing advocacy groups gathered and subsequently clashed Sunday afternoon in Bethel, resulting in what Bethel officials referred to as "minor scuffles."

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The city of Montgomery isn't letting COVID-19 steal all its summer fun. Fourth of July parade organizers are turning the annual event upside down this year.

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Slightly delayed because of the pandemic, five additional Cincinnati neighborhoods will go online with ShotSpotter by the end of the summer.