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State senators considering one of two bills to ban local bans on plastic bags heard from around 40 opponents, who either came to a committee hearing or sent in written testimony.

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Cincinnati Council Member Greg Landsman has released his proposal to create what he calls more "balanced development" in the city.

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With ticket fares down 32% and passenger growth up 56%, the next thing CVG CEO Candace McGraw wants is more direct international flights. "They are at the top of my Christmas wish list," she says.

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Hotel Covington will add 60 new rooms, characterized by developers as "VIP and presidential suites" in the former downtown Covington YMCA building.

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Cincinnati council is considering a change to landlord obligations. The measure would require landlords to accept an insurance policy when they require a security deposit. Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld says demanding an extra month's rent may give landlords security, but it can be a barrier to housing.

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Ohio Senator Rob Portman told reporters Tuesday as much as one-third of materials in recycling bins are going into landfills. "This is unacceptable and I think most of my constituents would be shocked to hear that." He has introduced legislation to educate people on what can be recycled and how our country can do it more cost effectively.

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Work has resumed at the construction site at the corner of Fourth and Race streets which suffered a partial building collapse last week that injured four and killed one worker. 

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West Chester-based AK Steel is selling to a Cleveland company.

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If you come across a string of broken lights as you unpack decorations for the upcoming holiday season, know there is at least one bright spot: you don't have to send them to a landfill. 

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A local man is freed after spending 22 years and five months in prison for murder. This isn't a case of wrongful conviction. Angelo Robinson committed the 1997 killing of his friend Veronica Jackson, but his lawyer, most of her family, and even the prosecutor supported his release.

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Cities around the country deal with the same issue: offering the right amount of incentives to developers to complete projects in their cities without giving away too much.  

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Updated Dec. 2, 3 p.m.

The Cincinnati Zoo's baby giraffe has a name.

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In the wake of Kentucky's close gubernatorial race, state lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment that would trigger an automatic vote recount in close elections.

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WVXU-FM will repeat its award-winning The Who Concert: 30 Years Later at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 40th anniversary of the tragedy on the Riverfront Coliseum plaza.

Eleven concertgoers were crushed to death as thousands were awaiting the concert with "festival seating," or unreserved seating. Only a few doors were open for entry that night.

Passport Health Plan and Anthem Kentucky will no longer offer Medicaid coverage to Kentuckians starting next summer. State officials announced Wednesday that it did not award those providers contracts following the expiration of their current contracts at the end of June 2020.

This year, there are five Medicaid providers who cover 1.3 million enrollees in Kentucky. The state will renew contracts with Aetna, Humana and WellCare. The latter of which — in a change — will be dedicated to children in the foster care system and those in the juvenile justice system.

Molina and UnitedHealthcare will receive fresh contracts for next year.

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On Dec. 5, 2019, Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelback, the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati in Roselawn, and Dj. J. Dough will hold an expungement clinic at the New Prospect Baptist Church to help individuals navigate the process of sealing or clearing some non-violent felony records.

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FC Cincinnati has a new minority owner and it's not a small deal.

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If you think our exploration of Mars ended with NASA's Curiosity, think again!

A new and improved rover is heading to the red planet next year as Dean Regas and Anna Hehman learn from their guest, Ken Williford, deputy project scientist for the Mars 2020 project.

Calling it “a time for all Kentuckians to come together on one team,” Gov.-elect Andy Beshear announced details of his December 10 inauguration.

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With Christmas around the corner, for those who celebrate, it's time to get our homes and lawns in the holly jolly spirit.

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