Victoria Parks

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Hamilton County commissioners are declaring racism a public health crisis. The three-member board approved the resolution Thursday unanimously.

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The Hamilton County commissioners are expected to vote in two weeks on a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. About 10 people spoke about the issue Thursday during a virtual public hearing.

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Hamilton County commissioners are expected to vote on a resolution next month to declare racism a public health crisis.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted African Americans in many communities.  It's true in Hamilton County. 

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Former county commissioner Todd Portune got what he wanted from the Hamilton County Democratic Party's central committee Saturday morning – the appointment of his former chief of staff, Victoria Parks, to serve out the remainder of his term.