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After the pandemic and racial upheaval, this group saw cities as the solution, not the problem

The cataclysmic events of 2020 threatened to unwind years of progress for the nation's cities. Some dedicated urbanists here decided to shape a new narrative. 

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NKY educator will work on national higher ed model

The goal of the Designers in Residence program is to create strategies to eliminate equity and economic opportunity gaps in higher education.

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Sure sign of the economy rebounding: We're flying again

Business travel is slowly re-emerging, the airport's passenger count is surging, and airlines are adding new destinations.

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The LEE Initiative has fed more than 1 million out-of-work restaurant employees

Kentuckian Edward Lee of Khora launched the Workers Relief Program to help unemployed people during the pandemic.

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American Queen steamboat will offer tours of the Ohio

Stops will include the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, an Augusta, Ky. winery, Churchill Downs, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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How we’re celebrating Juneteenth in 2021

It’s been 34 years since Lydia Morgan started honoring the emancipation of slaves. During that time, the event has evolved but still remains an important part of our region's history.

Feature Story Covid-19 testing at UC Health's Precision Medicine Lab.

When Covid-19 struck, small manufacturers, threatened with survival, innovated to stay healthy

Faced with the medical and economic crisis, they changed course and adapted to meet the needs of their communities, and discover new opportunities.

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Covington Plaza is the newest link in the long-term project to reconnect the city to the Ohio River

A grand opening is planned for sometime in June, but the space is already being put to good use.

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NKY Pride Center will open this summer

The Pride Center’s mission is to advance LGBTQ equity and inclusion efforts by meeting the need for community-based services and programs.

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CVG upgrades passenger experience with data platform

The airport is partnering with London-based technology platform Veovo to discover how travelers, processes, and airlines interact and interconnect.  

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A regional, multidisciplinary collaboration to address disparities in infant nutrition

The program will address disparities that lead to health problems.

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Kroger works to eliminate waste, support entrepreneurs, and offer fresh, affordable food

The Cincinnati-based grocery giant is introducing environmentally friendly practices and working to support local organizations in 2021.

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School of Rock is like playing team sports, only with guitars and drums

A former restaurant space that was vacant for years has been transformed into 10,000 square feet of rehearsal and performance space. Now it’s time to rock.

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Behringer-Crawford plans a permanent exhibit of pastoral artist Harlan Hubbard's work

Until then, several never-before-exhibited paintings are among the artwork and memorabilia displayed in the museum's latest salute to the famed Northern Kentucky artist and author.

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Blue North brings startup accelerator Co.Starters to NKY

The program helps entrepreneurs develop their ideas, examine their business models, and determine the next steps in their small-business journey.

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Guest Essay: How the region can cut greenhouse gas emissions in half and meet 2030 climate goals

President Joe Biden recently committed to reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030. We’re already well on our way.

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MORTAR’s entrepreneur program expands out of state

The Tulsa Economic Development Corporation wants to help local entrepreneurs get the fundamental knowledge that they need to be successful business owners.

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Ready to rock whenever the world is ready

The region's newest music venue, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, is ready to open. We talk to PromoWest's CEO about the timetable for concerts, the bands, and live music in the pandemic era.

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Your mental health toolbox: How our needs have changed this year

The pandemic has brought to light the stark, systemic inequalities women and caregivers face in our country.  

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Vacant for years, former governor's home is about to get new life

John W. Stevenson had a long career in Kentucky politics and government. His former home is about to get new life as a wine bar and restaurant.

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