Cincinnati vs. the World 07.23.2014

UNICEF has called for accelerated action against child marriage and genital mutilation after its new report revealed the continued prevalence of both practices. Seven-hundred-million women alive today were married before they were 18. WORLD -2

UNICEF has called for accelerated action against child marriage and genital mutilation after its new report revealed the continued prevalence of both practices. Seven-hundred-million women alive today were married before they were 18. WORLD -2

Cincinnati’s small businesses may be getting friendlier, according to the annual rankings of Thumbtack and the Kauffman Foundation. Overall friendliness increased to a C+ ranking from the F it earned in 2013, along with increases in Regulations, Health and Safety and Employment, among others. CINCINNATI +1

A New Hampshire woman pulled off the highway to help two baby ducklings whose mother had just been killed. She called the police to help the ducklings but was then ticketed by a state trooper for $100 for stopping in a “non-emergency.” WORLD -1

Mayor John Cranley took a stand against County Commissioner Greg Hartmann and COAST in an Enquirer editorial, arguing against the idea that only those within city limits should pay for Music Hall and the Museum Center. Cranley said Hamilton County benefits from the buildings, not just the city. CINCINNATI +1

President Obama expanded protection against employment discrimination of transsexuals. The executive order only applies to federal workers and contractors, however, and in many states it remains legal to fire someone for being transgender. WORLD +1


THIS WEEK:

CINCINNATI: +2

WORLD: -2


YEAR TO DATE:

CINCINNATI: -10

WORLD: -7

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