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The Metropolitan Sewer District is being asked to buy several homes on the west side because of flooding and sewer backups.

Taste of Cincinnati

Cincinnati's annual start of summer festival is getting a new venue, kind of. Taste of Cincinnati is staying on Fifth St but is moving two blocks east.

Gov. Matt Bevin has signed the charter schools bill into law, allowing the alternative institutions to open up this fall after an application process.

Kentucky is the 44th state in the country to allow charter schools, which will receive public funding and be exempt from most state regulations in an effort to provide innovative education.

Bevin tweeted to mark the occasion:

https://twitter.com/GovMattBevin/status/844553141915992066

BrightFarms

BrightFarms, one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Food," has announced plans to build and operate a massive greenhouse in Wilmington, Ohio that it says will be a model for scalable, sustainable and local farming.

Gas tax revenue has been dropping for years. And at the same time the costs for road construction, which the gas tax pays for, are rising. There's a new proposal that seeks to address that, by hiking one fee all car owners pay but offering refunds to them later.

Gov. Matt Bevin has signed the so-called “blue lives matter” bill into law. The legislation gives hate crimes protections to emergency responders and police officers.

The controversial policy drew protests throughout its journey through the legislature this year.

Chanelle Helm, an organizer with Louisville’s Black Lives Matter chapter, said she was disgusted that Bevin signed the bill into law.

City of Cincinnati

Someday Cincinnati's trash cans could alert the city when they're full, parking meters could let drivers know where available spots are, and traffic lights could adjust automatically to traffic conditions. That's how Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld describes Cincinnati's possible future as a "smart city."

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Hamilton County's prosecutor is suggesting the wounding of a Cincinnati police officer could have been prevented had his attacker been in prison for earlier crimes.

Michael Keating

The Cincinnati agency in charge of Metro is projecting a $3 million deficit for 2018 with bigger losses going forward.

Work is continuing on creating a housing court in Hamilton County. That's according to an attorney who works for the Cincinnati City Solicitor.

The goal is for it be operating by the fall if Ohio lawmakers approve the necessary legislation.  

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