In a special meeting of the Citizen Complaint Authority (CCA) Monday, newly elected Chairman Mark Childers read a letter the board is submitting to the Cincinnati city manager, the mayor and council asking for full funding.

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Public defenders in Northern Kentucky took to the streets of Newport and Covington Monday to protest the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans at the hands of police. Campbell County's Sheena Baylon says as public defenders they fight every day for the indigent, downtrodden and to give a voice to the voiceless.

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Todd McMurtry, the Northern Kentucky lawyer famous for being part of the legal team representing a Covington Catholic High School student in suits against CNN and The Washington Post, hopes to unseat Rep. Thomas Massie in the state's June 23 Republican primary. McMurtry has attacked Massie over his apparent lack of loyalty to the president and the Republican Party.

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As the Kentucky primary approaches on June 23, Democratic candidates for the 4th Congressional District, currently held by Republican Thomas Massie, are prepared for a close race.

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Hamilton County Clerk of Courts expects evictions will skyrocket as the pandemic continues.

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Cincinnati residents will have two chances next week to comment on the city manager's budget proposal for the new fiscal year starting July 1. 


WVXU's revival of Rod Serling's 1955 O'Toole From Moscow show about the Cincinnati Reds is now available on podcast platforms.

O'Toole From Moscow, the Cold War comedy about a Russian Embassy security guard playing outfield for the Reds, premiered on Cincinnati Public Radio March 25.

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People continue to take to the streets of Cincinnati to protest the death of black Americans at the hands of police, most recently George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, who would have turned 27 this past Friday, June 5. 


If you visit a pool operated by the YMCA or the city of Cincinnati this summer, you'll need to schedule a reservation before arriving.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a member of the Ohio National Guard after federal officials, Gov. Mike DeWine says, revealed information they say indicates the guard member expressed white supremacist ideology online before being deployed to assist with protest security in Washington, D.C.

In his regular coronavirus briefing Friday, DeWine told reporters the unidentified guard member is suspended from all missions as the investigation continues.

A fast tracked bill that would make some changes in election law for the November vote passed the Ohio House along party lines Thursday. The bill was a much different proposal than the original plan that voter groups opposed, but it still failed to get any Democratic votes.


On Around Cincinnati, our literary contributor Kelly Blewett reviews Ibram X. Kendi’s book, How To Be An Antiracist.

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The Cincinnati Black United Front and the Ohio Justice & Policy Center are adding their support to those calling for systemic changes following the killing of George Floyd and other injustices. It's a fight members of the CBUF know well and have been fighting for 20 years.

The state is allowing the reopening of larger entertainment venues on June 10, including movie theaters, museums, and zoos. Health officials say companies will have to look over every facet of their venue in order to comply with the protocols.

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Updated: June 4, 5:10 p.m.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, closed since March 15, now has a date from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on when it can reopen: June 10. When it does open its gates back up to guests, some things will look different. 

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Some Over-the-Rhine businesses are open and others remain closed as the coronavirus pandemic and protests over the police killing of George Floyd continue.

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Jason Whitman / WVXU

As demonstrators walk the streets in protest of police brutality against minority communities, organizers and health officials are concerned something sinister may be joining their ranks: coronavirus.

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The Hamilton County Commissioners approved a $9.9 million project to replace a failing Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) pipe in Green Township.

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Alex Brandon / AP

As protests continue across Ohio and the country, the state's Republican U.S. Senator says President Trump could be doing more to help those demonstrations from spiraling into violence.

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Ronny Salerno / WVXU

UC and Ohio State students led a protest and march Wednesday around UC's campus. They're calling for police reforms and systemic changes in the way African Americans and other people of color are treated by the justice system and society.