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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.

 


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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?

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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.

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

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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.

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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.  

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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.

The film American Factory follows the rebirth and transformation of the former General Motors Assembly plant in Moraine into Chinese-owned Fuyao Glass America.

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John Minchillo / AP

Cincinnati Edition talks with Senator Rob Portman about events unfolding in Washington and his legislative goals for the new year. 

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Only 55% of adults participate in a workplace retirement plan, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. New legislation passed in 2019 aims to change those numbers.

A pair of bills in the Ohio Legislature would change the way people register to vote, making it an automated process instead requiring them to fill out forms or go online. People could still opt out of the process in both. But the new bill in the House would do it differently than a Senate proposal.

An annual one-night nationwide homelessness survey mandated by the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development showed a slight uptick in Ohio's population.

Just a few weeks ago, some Midwest state legislatures were aiming to raise the legal age for smoking. But Congress moved first, setting a new national age limit of 21. Now, some anti-smoking advocates say that’s not enough. 

The headline out of this morning's Oscar nominations could have been newness. There was the arrival of Netflix's two best picture contenders (Marriage Story with six nominations and The Irishman with 10). There was the huge showing for Bong Joon-ho's remarkable Parasite (six nominations) out of South Korea, the extraordinarily rare foreign-language film to make the leap to best picture and the first from South Korea.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday that he has reinstated the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, which former Governor Matt Bevin abolished in July 2018.

“This is just one step that we are going to take to make sure that when our Kentuckians leave their family in the morning and head to work, it’s in the safest environment possible and that they know that they’ve got a state government that is looking out for their safety,” Beshear told KyCIR.

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JOHN MINCHILLO / AP

Governor Mike DeWine has one year in the books as the Chief Executive of the State of Ohio. What does he view as his biggest accomplishments of 2019? And what does he hope to see in the year ahead?

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AP

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. 

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