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Infant mortality
11:08 am
Wed April 17, 2013

New effort aims to reduce infant death rates

Hamilton County is preparing to launch a county-wide Collaborative on Infant Mortality Rate Reduction.

Participants include: Hamilton County, City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Public Health, Children's Hospital Medical Center, UC Health, The Christ Hospital, TriHealth, Inc., and Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio.

"It is a significant collaborative of the major healthcare systems in the region all coming together under one umbrella," says Commissioner Todd Portune.

Hamilton County's infant mortality rate well exceeds the national average.

Cincinnati streetcar
10:34 am
Wed April 17, 2013

City manager wants more money for streetcar; Council decision not expected Wednesday

Rendering of proposed streetcar vehicle for Cincinnati.
City of Cincinnati

Updated 4/17/13:

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance committee will hold a public hearing on the streetcar project April 29 at 6 p.m.

"Cincinnatians for Progress" released this statement on the streetcar.

Original story:

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Reds
7:15 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Reds to finish last night's game tonight

Mark Heyne WVXU News

The Reds game last night was postponed in the ninth inning because of heavy rain.  The score was 0-0.  The Reds announced the game against the Phillies, will begin again tonight at 5:30. 

Fans with tickets to last night’s game will need to exchange them for tomorrow night’s game only, location subject to availability. Fans who exchange their tickets can watch both the conclusion of last night’s game, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., and today’s regularly scheduled game, which will not begin before 7:10 p.m..

Boston Marathon reaction
4:08 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Hamilton County orders flags to half-staff

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners issued the following directive on Tuesday:

By Order of the President of the United States of America, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all Hamilton County government buildings and facilities beginning today until sunset, April 20, 2013 in remembrance of those killed and injured at the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, April 15, 2013.  

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Food trucks
2:59 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Mobile food vending expanding in Cincinnati

Mobile food trucks will soon have more vending options.
Credit Mark Heyne / WVXU

Cincinnati's food truck program is expanding. City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to add more vendor parking spaces.

Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan says spots are being added near the nightlife areas in Over-the-Rhine (12th and Clay streets) and day-time vending spots are being created near Washington Park.

"The reason we're not doing it in the evening," says Quinlivan, "is because 3CDC... they are going to be programing the park every night. They will be working with food trucks but they wanted to have some control of their events with loading and bands, etc."

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