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Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.Full Story >
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In the ten days since voters elected John
Cranley as Cincinnati's next mayor, he's made a major impact on the city.
He's already made his mark on the streetcar
project, city parking plan, and in the city manager's office and it's clear
years worth of projects are now turned upside down.
John Cranley soaked up this moment on
election night, and he understands his work is ahead of him.
"We're going to focus on the priorities
that we think will get this city back together," said Cranley.
One priority, and probably the most
controversial is to stop the streetcar, something he says will happen when he
"There is a huge clamor for wanting to
live downtown, wanting to live in Over-The-Rhine and the streetcar is only
going to further that," says Katy Crossen.
"When I heard he was going to try and
put a halt to the streetcar, that made me jump on board," explains Lonnie McKinney.
Cranley says he'd rather focus on basic
services such as police and fire, and our schools rather than this
multi-million dollar project.
"I don't really think it's a good idea
because of all the money they're spending on it," adds McKinney.
But there's thousands of streetcar supporters
who say this project isn't dead, and the pros outweigh the cons.
"Conservative estimates say that the
Streetcar is going to bring back $2.50 for every dollar spent and that's money
that's going to all 52 neighborhoods," explains Crossen.
Then, the privatized parking plan. Mayor
Mallory led the initiative to create additional sources of revenue, but about
a year's worth of planning between the city and the Port Authority is now
squashed, and some residents are thrilled with Cranley's prompt decision
fearing higher meter fees and longer enforcement hours.
"Wow that happened quick, for the
independent small business here, I think it's great news," states Kevin Neal.
Cranley and city manager Milton Dohoney
disagree on these two major issues.
So as part of a mutual agreement, on
Wednesday Cranley announced the resignation of the city's top administrator
who's been with the city since 2006. This is just the latest major development with
the city since the election.
Cranley says the reason behind all these
decisions so quickly is because the voters expect for him to live up to his
promises. He'll be sworn in on December 1st.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:05 GMT
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The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...Full Story >
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