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A Cincinnati City Council committee is holding a public hearing Tuesday evening to discuss the police department's gun range in Evendale. 

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It's been 18 years since Cincinnati's Collaborative Agreement was signed and two years since a refresh. With the nation's racial climate much different, new groups want a say in the way policing is done in Cincinnati, and parties to the original lawsuit say these new groups should be heard.


Add Cincinnati's annual Riverfest celebration to the list of major events to be canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Hamilton County commissioners voted Tuesday on a plan to spend federal money from the Congressional CARES Act.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the citywide curfew will begin at 8 p.m. Monday evening. That's an hour earlier than Sunday night, and two hours before the one on Saturday evening.

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Cincinnati officials are requesting $15 million from Hamilton County to help pay for the city's expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote on an ordinance Wednesday that would impose civil fines instead of criminal penalties for businesses in the city who violate the state's public health orders and related safety guidelines.

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Food for the hungry is now within walking distance for hundreds more Cincinnatians after a team of problem solvers used data analytics to strategically place food distribution centers closer to them.

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Cincinnati's mayor said he's confident the state will reopen slowly and safely next month.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on Friday issued a new emergency order related to the coronavirus outbreak. 

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The free rides on Cincinnati Metro buses will be ending later this week. 

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Somewhere between 1,300 and 1,700 employees with the city of Cincinnati could be temporarily laid off as the city faces a huge budget shortfall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Some American cities may get money from a federal stimulus bill to pay first responders and health care workers because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Mayor John Cranley said that doesn't include Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced Monday that he's signed four emergency orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The most significant one is an order that requires social distancing in public spaces.

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In 2014, the City of Cincinnati created the Office of Performance & Data Analytics (OPDA) to collect and analyze city-wide data to monitor and improve performance. Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black recently credited the work of the OPDA with saving the city more than $3 million through cost-cutting and increased efficiency.

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Now you can reach for your smartphone instead of your wallet when you pay a parking meter in Cincinnati.

The city has unveiled a mobile app that can be used at more than 4,000 on-street parking meters. Most of them are located downtown, but others are spread about neighborhood business districts throughout the city.

There are lots of way to interact with the city of Cincinnati including a website, a mobile app and the city's 591-6000 phone line.  

But city council is asking for a report on a setting up a 311 call center similar to those in other cities in the country.  

Council Member Wendell Young is supportive and his office has been working on the latest proposal.


A Council committee has approved the first pay raise since 2009 for Cincinnati Firefighters. 

Union president Matt Alter says it doesn't have everything they wanted, but does include a pay raise.

Alter says members voted by a 5-to-1 margin in favor of the new deal.  He says Local 48, the firefighters union, was also the bargaining unit for the assistant chiefs, who voted three to one in favor.

The contract provides a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment.  Alter says that's the first raise firefighters have received since 2009.