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It's your vote. Here's how to make the most of it

Here's some ways to cut through the noise and navigate the election landscape.

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Rapidly growing Gamble High School is a rarity in the neighborhood

There are only about 25 Montessori High Schools in the country, with two in Cincinnati. West Side parents appreciate the child-led, self-paced, collaborative learning model offered through the program.


Northern Kentucky Buzz The Florence branch will be a pilot site for a plan to expand Wi-Fi access.

A plan to close the Wi-Fi gap moves forward

The Boone County Public Library is moving ahead on a plan to get Wi-Fi to households without internet connections.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Gunpowder Creek in Boone County.

Real gems: A Civil War site and a park honored for their beauty and value

Since 2018, the Greenspace Gems program has recognized 30 regional properties for their scenic value, biodiversity, scientific importance, or historic interest.

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21c Museum Hotel among “best in the world”

Conde Nast’s annual reader’s choice awards listed the downtown amenity as No. 21 out of 50


Feature Story A rendering of new Turfway Park after Churchill Downs' $150 million makeover.

Can Florence's economic development efforts survive the pandemic? Y'all better believe it

Despite restaurant, movie theater, salon, and retail shop closings last spring, the city of Florence has kept its focus on long-term and big-ticket economic development, with the most promising being Churchill Downs’ commitment to renovate Turfway Park.

Feature Story Harris Media's studio in Newport opened just as the pandemic emerged.

As small firms shutter due to COVID, some have adapted. Here’s how they did it.

With the virus still surging, many small businesses haven’t made it. But others have, as their owners discovered ways to adapt to doing business in the COVID Era.


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Westwood's emerging dining scene is built on the shoulders of neighborhood pioneers

Nearly two decades after early adopters established restaurants in Westwood's business district, the neighborhood's dining scene is rapidly catching up to their pioneering.


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Today’s schoolhouse: How architecture shapes the way we learn

Students and teachers have different needs in the 21st century, and those needs will continue to evolve. Here’s how local builders and designers are planning for the future.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Mavis Linnemann-Clark is the 2020 Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year.

One more for the trophy case: Mavis Linnemann-Clark named Kentucky small business person of the year

The new award is just the latest for her and her businesses, The Delish Dish and Kickstart Kitchen.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Lisa Wong is co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based PopBase.

Health innovation accelerator SoCap Accelerate names its inaugural class of startups

SoCap based its selections on the strength of the team, product readiness, and willingness to buy into the region, among other factors. 

Feature Story Alina Campan is NKU's inaugural STRAWS Professor of Computer Science.

Interview: How fake news spreads on social media

NKU Professor Alina Campan collaborates with faculty in NKU’s journalism, computer science, and statistics departments to understand the spreading of disinformation on social media.

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Welcome to Westwood, where residents are changing racial attitudes one conversation at a time

After years of racial division, the community is doing something about it.


Northern Kentucky Buzz NKU and Covington officials formally opened the Collaborative for Economic Engagement on Sept. 10.

NKU opens 'one-stop shop' for entrepreneurship at Innovation Alley

NKU wants to create a "front door" for entrepreneurial engagement and outreach, counseling and mentorship, and programming and education.

Northern Kentucky Buzz The Newport Racing & Gaming venue will be located in the Newport Shopping Center.

$38.4 million Newport Racing & Gaming will open Oct. 2

The project will provide 70 full time-equivalent jobs and will be operated by Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc., owner of the legendary racetrack in that city.


Feature Story Maysville native Rosemary Clooney is the subject of a wall-size mural in Over-the-Rhine.

These women created legacies in the region's arts landscape that still thrive today

In a series of short profiles, a new book spotlights about a dozen women who were instrumental in founding or supporting arts organizations in Northern Kentucky.

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From toilet paper to testing, supply chain innovation could keep the pandemic economy working

Pre-COVID, you probably never thought about "the backbone of the economy," or the complex path between suppliers and consumers. Now, local businesses are looking at this as an opportunity to address those gaps with new designs, new technology, and new partnerships.

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Moving Forward — together — in Camp Washington

In many neighborhoods, gentrification leaves longstanding residents out of the occasion. But in this neighborhood, everyone is invited to have a seat at the table.


Northern Kentucky Buzz MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy uses video of established business experts to train budding entrepreneurs.

MORTAR brings its crash course in starting a business to Northern Kentucky

It's an education in the challenges facing entrepreneurs, including writing a business plan, branding and marketing, finances, legal issues, distribution, and operations.

Northern Kentucky Buzz DHL has invested hundreds of millions since 2009 in its hub at CVG.

Rapid growth in online shopping drives the addition of 650 jobs at DHL's air hub

The hiring surge is a result of the dramatic rise in shipment volumes due to the increase in online shopping during the pandemic.

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