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jim neil
Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

Hamilton County Democratic Party leaders did something Saturday morning that is extremely rare in local politics – they yanked the party endorsement of an incumbent elected official – in this case, Sheriff Jim Neil.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Songs that carried the Freedom Movement will be center stage Monday as a music historian examines how it scripted a "narrative of liberation." This Music Hall MLK program culminates a day that begins with a Freedom Center breakfast, a Fountain Square prayer service and a march.

When former President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998, Senator Sherrod Brown was a representative in the U.S. House. Now as a Senator, he’ll be a juror in the trial of President Trump—deciding whether the impeached president should be removed from office.

Brown says the process has been much different this time.

A new study found that Kentucky is the worst state in the nation to retire. The study by the personal finance website WalletHub is based on factors including affordability, health care, and overall quality of life. 

The survey also ranked states on whether they have an elder-friendly labor market, because many older adults continue to work at least part-time to make ends meet.   

Kentucky’s rank of 48 in health care, and 46 in quality of life, helped drag it to the bottom of the list.


rob portman
John Minchillo / AP

Earlier this week, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was interviewed on Cincinnati Edition by host Michael Monks on several subjects, including Portman's role as a juror in the upcoming Senate trial of President Trump on impeachment charges.

Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

After more than a year of debate, the city and the Cincinnati Public School board have come to terms on a new 10-year tax abatement agreement.

Robert White / Courtesy of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

A newly released survey of Greater Cincinnati's Jewish community indicates the population is stable. The study, conducted in 2019, provides an update from the last one in 2008.

kara kish
Courtesy of Cincinnati Parks

The acting Cincinnati Parks director now has the job full-time. Park Board Commissioners named Kara Kish as the permanent director at a meeting Thursday morning. Kish has been interim director since October, when Wade Walcutt announced his resignation. Kish will oversee 125 employees who maintain 5,000 acres of public park space.

cincinnati women's march 2017
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The 2020 Cincinnati Women's March will take place downtown on Saturday, Jan. 18 and will cause some road closures. 

Wesley Farnsworth / U.S. Air Force

The head of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been relieved of his duties.

Kentuckians would no longer vote for governor during odd-numbered years under a bill that unanimously passed out of a legislative committee on Wednesday.

Kentucky is one of the few states in the nation that holds elections in odd-numbered years, which generally have low voter turnout because contests for president, U.S. Senate and Congress aren’t on the ballot.

Sen. Chris McDaniel, a Republican from Latonia, said that moving the elections would save county governments — which run much of the process — about $10.5 million per election cycle.

 


donald trump
Evan Vucci / AP

The Democratic candidates for president - or at least a shrunken version of the current active roster - appeared together on stage for their final debate ahead of the Iowa caucus. We are just two-and-a-half weeks away from the votes being cast in the 2020 presidential primary. Did Tuesday's debate have any effect?

marsy's law
Bret Hartman / AP

A Kentucky lawmaker has reintroduced a bill that would give crime victims the same rights afforded to the accused, including a voice in the criminal justice system.

Courtesy of Twitter.

Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman says he will not run for mayor in 2021.

for rent sign
Reed Saxon / AP

The full Cincinnati council has approved legislation supporters say will make it easier for some people and families to find affordable housing in the city.

Ann Thompson

Dozens of people filled just a small corner of a new cargo maintenance hangar Wednesday welcoming the first facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Aiport large enough to make complicated repairs on huge planes.

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority Board voted Wednesday to issue up to $59 million in revenue bonds to acquire and demolish the former Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati.

Provided / Hamilton County

Hamilton County Job and Family Services reports a program with a public/private partnership is showing good results in helping residents climb out of poverty.  

MUNAE, Guatemala / Courtesy of Cincinnati Museum Center

An exhibit exploring the daily lives, religion, politics and sophistication of the Maya civilization is coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center March 14.

The latest documentary from Yellow Springs filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar has been nominated for an Academy Award.

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