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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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John Minchillo / AP

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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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

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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Al Behrman / AP

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

Courtesy of Great Parks Of Hamilton County

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. 

Ohio Justice and Policy Center

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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Al Behrman / AP

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.  

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

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.

John Kiesewetter / WVXU

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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John Minchillo / AP

The winter holiday season is in full swing, with plenty of things to see and do in the Tri-State. We asked people on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit for their tips and tricks for improving the entire experience.

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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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I’ve been making my list and checking it twice… And here it is: My annual Holiday Program Guide.

All the Christmas favorites are here: Charlie Brown, Rudolph, The Grinch, Frosty, White Christmas, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Melody, A Christmas Story, It’s A Wonderful Life, Polar Express, The Santa Clause and Little Drummer Boy.

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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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John Minchillo / AP

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

Ilyce Meckler / WVXU

Updated: Tuesday, 11:40 a.m.

Firefighters on Tuesday recovered a construction worker's body from a building that had collapsed Monday at the corner of Fourth and Race streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Wednesday morning, the coroner's office identified him as Preston Todd Delph, 58, of Hebron, Ky. It took the search and recovery team more than a day to locate the body. 

can you bring pie on a plane
Jennifer Merritt / WVXU

Editor's note: This story first ran Nov. 19, 2018.

Don't be surprised if you see a passenger or two pull out a pie, a casserole or even a whole turkey while being screened at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. TSA has rules for that.

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