Cincinnati vs. The World 1.21.15

A small town Kentucky state senator is set to sponsor a bill banning transgender students from using restrooms that don’t correspond to their biological sex.

A small town Kentucky state senator is set to sponsor a bill banning transgender students from using restrooms that don’t correspond to their biological sex. The move is reportedly in response to a Louisville High school last year allowing a transgender student born male but who identified as female to use the female restroom. World -1

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office under former Sheriff Simon Leis was “hostile to change,” inefficient, suffered from low morale, mostly kept records on paper and wasted money on unnecessary equipment like helicopters, boats and an armored personnel carrier, according to the full version of a 2013 audit acquired by The Enquirer. Cincinnati -1

Journalists at The Virginia Pilot say management is stifling coverage after an investigative series on municipal government led to policy changes at a local bank and prompted the mayor of Virginia Beach to resign from a private-sector job. According to The Columbia Journalism Review, newsroom staffers say additional coverage of the situation has been stalled by an executive who who travels in some of the same circles as officials the newspaper criticized. World -1

The Cincinnati Reds have received approval to utilize the underused Riverfront Transit Center below Second Street during the Major League Baseball All Star Game festivities this summer, according to The Cincinnati Business Courier. Fifty media trucks are expected to be present at the game, along with 5,000 VIP guests. Cincinnati +1

THIS WEEK
Cincinnati: 0
World: -2

YEAR TO DATE
Cincinnati: +4
World: +3

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