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Chambers of commerce across the region are stepping up to help their members affected by COVID-19

Local organizations continue to offer systems of support by phone and email, and plan to take in-person meetings virtual.

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Addressing an epidemic during a pandemic: addicts talk about recovery during COVID-19

A local outpatient addiction treatment center surveyed patients in recovery to find out what new challenges they are facing and how to help.


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Green Umbrella: Connecting the dots between trails, food, greenspace, and healthy workplaces

As spring unfolds, people are flocking to parks, nature preserves, and other protected greenspaces. Time outside is providing us physical activity, mental clarity, opportunities for learning, and a break from being home all day.

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TSA officers stock airport pantries to help out-of-work colleagues

Employees of the Transportation Security Administration continue to receive paychecks, which they are using to help furloughed airport workers around the country, including those at CVG.


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Save local breweries: order lots of beer

Sales are plummeting during the coronavirus pandemic. Brewers are offering delivery and takeout to sustain business.


Northern Kentucky Buzz The number of meals of meals delivered to Northern Kentucky seniors doubled in just one month.

Relief Fund responds to urgent demand for meals for seniors as requests double

Until this year, delivering meals to seniors was a fairly straightforward process, with the products, logistics, and service plan in place. That all changed overnight.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Gutierrez Deli has become a gathering place for Covington’s growing Latino population and Hispanic immigrants

NKY thrives COVID-19 Local News Fund

Now is the time for more local journalism, not less. Hundreds of local news organizations across the country, including NKY thrives, join the COVID-19 Local News Fund to weather this short-term storm. 

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Covington's City Heights: An invisible city

The City Heights housing project is a mystery to many, a shadow community within the city of Covington, out of sight and mind.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Fabulous Furs has started making masks instead of their signature line of clothing.

Local businesses pivot to provide personal protective equipment to essential employees

Fabulous Furs, DeanHouston, and Standard Textile Co. have used their resources to make gowns, masks, and shields for people on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Blue North launches supply chain meetup

Co-founders of the New York City-based REFASHIOND Ventures and The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation will participate in a virtual fireside chat.


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High school seniors grieve multiple losses as graduation approaches

St. Ursula student Elle DuMont discusses the class of 2020’s disappointments along with her coping mechanisms as schools and large events remain cancelled.


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Kristen Zavo, a local career coach and author, shares tips on finding unadvertised jobs

Zavo and other experts recommend a combination of networking, resourcefulness, and strategy to find current opportunities.


Feature Story Ritte's Corner is the focal point of Latonia's revival.

The historic neighborhood of Latonia is reimagining itself as a 21st century walkable community

Horse racing’s hold on Latonia is long gone, but unique small businesses have started to repopulate the community.

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Who’s hiring? Three of the region's biggest employers plan to add jobs over the next several weeks

Fidelity Investments, Fifth Third Bank, and Kroger plan to increase hiring and decrease onboarding time during the pandemic.


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Bartering in the time of coronavirus: what neighbors are trading

We used to have our own flour and AA batteries. Now we’re relying on the kindness of others, as shelves are often empty and online shipping experiences delays.


Northern Kentucky Buzz The Census Bureau is conducting a public awareness campaign to fill out the form.

Don’t count yourself out: complete the Census forms

Without an accurate assessment of our population, Northern Kentucky will lose much-needed federal funding.


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In 1939, Devou Park's band shell was a respite from the world's woes. In 2020, it may be that again

During the Great Depression and at the start of WWII, the federal Works Progress Administration awarded enough money to add a band shell to the park. Now, 81 years later, music might once again bring relief to the community.

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“Condé Nast Traveler” rounded up a 9-to-5 armchair travel itinerary that includes the Cincinnati Zoo

This list was designed to get both adults and kids excited about seeing the world while stuck at home.


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How can you help? Organizations in need of donations during COVID-19 pandemic

We all know about the first responders working overtime and risking their lives as COVID-19 continues to spread. Here’s a look at some local organizations tirelessly helping the region's more vulnerable residents.


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Social distancing is keeping volunteers away, but there are still ways to provide support

A redesigned CincinnatiCares.org site is connecting volunteers to nonprofits where they can still help out remotely and online.

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