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Land of second chances: Covington puts lifelong education within reach

In this final regular installment of On the Ground: Covington, Soapbox continues exploring the intersection of poverty and education, shining a light on initiatives like the Lincoln Grant Scholar House and the Life Learning Center that support education and skills training for adult learners.  

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Minding the gap: Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

Poverty is a multi-faceted and widespread challenge to learning in Covington's public schools. But far from lamenting, leaders are tackling the problem head-on, with strategic programming and a passion for student success.

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Art of, by and for the people: CAM presents American folk art

Now through Sept. 3, the Cincinnati Art Museum presents A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, the most expansive array of American folk art ever displayed locally.

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Local nonprofits continue fight for equality in Trump's America

The contentious 2016 presidential election brought attention to a wide range of social issues. Now, as budget cuts threaten some public programs, local nonprofits are finding new ways to leverage national attention for positive community impact.

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Ohio's best used bookstore hiding in Cincinnati's backyard

Friends of the Public Library was founded in 1957 and its Hartwell warehouse location continues to offer used books, audio recordings and vinyl records at deep discounts to local residents. Join us on an exploration of what just might be Cincinnati's best hidden-gem bookstore.

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Leaders, residents and businesses join forces for good health in Covington

Covington residents face a variety of unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy food and patterns for behavior. Organizations like Skyward and The Center for Great Neighborhoods are taking a synergistic approach, engaging everyone from city leadership to local corner stores to ensure a brighter, healthier future.

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Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”


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Civic Garden Center celebrates 75 years of community beautification

Staff and volunteers at the Civic Garden Center facilitate positive gardening experiences through a Horticulture Helpline, library, classes, STEM-based kids programming, hands-on workshops, tours and special events.


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Award-winning local doctors innovate to provide opioid alternatives for pain management

As the heroin epidemic rages on nationally and at home, several area care providers are gaining recognition for their efforts to introduce alternative pain remedies like group counseling, acupuncture and muscle relaxation — with a heavy dose of holistic patient-provider interaction.

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Who says print is dead? Literary culture alive and well in Cincy bookstores

Greater Cincinnati celebrates its long history as home to a wealth of independent bookstores, each occupying a special place in the hearts of readers across the region.

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Innovative projects can be a statewide catalyst for research dollars and jobs

Throughout Ohio, 18 projects in the first rounds of OFRN's Centers of Excellence offer more than $200 million in growth opportunities.

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Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner brings signature take on financial literacy to Cincinnati

Stephen Dubner, co-author of the best-selling series Freakonomics, will serve as keynote for an annual awards event at The Economics Center, where organizers apply Dubner's approaches to Cincinnati-based financial challenges.

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OTR's Play Library offers toys and games on loan, helps Cincy settle into global sharing economy

In the so-called "sharing economy," everything from cars to clothes and kayaks are available to rent or borrow. OTR's new Play Library applies the concept to toys and games, with side effects that include more fun, less waste and a closer-knit community.

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148-year-old Art Academy reflects on building a Cincinnati where art grads want to stay

For decades, a "boomerang" effect saw creative talent returning to Cincinnati, but only after achieving success elsewhere. Now that paradigm is shifting, thanks to partnerships forged by one of our most respected institutions, the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

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Local writers group expands reach, sharpens mission of celebrating hidden voices

For more than 25 years, Women Writing for (a) Change has provided a safe, supportive environment for developing writers. Looking to the future, organizers outline a process that emphasizes intention setting and feedback.
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