The city of Cincinnati added new capabilities to the city’s parking meters in response to issues surrounding increased hours and enforcement that went into effect at the beginning of the year. Residents now can prepay meters before enforcement hours begin and also have the option to pay for more than two hours at a time during evenings.
There are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in Liberia, according to the AP. It’s a dramatic turnaround: In August and September, Liberia was recording more than 300 new cases of the virus every week. Sierra Leone and Guinea have also seen a dramatic reduction in new cases. World +2
This spring, the Clermont County Jail will add 50 beds and six new correctional officers for female prisoners in response to the heroine epidemic that “has no end in sight,” according to Sheriff A. J. Rodenberg. The new beds will hold women jailed because of heroin usage or related crimes to support their drug habit. Cincinnati -2
On Jan. 26, Alabama began the process of appealing a federal judge’s decision that overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage. Judge Ginny Granade ruled Jan. 23 that Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. She then issued a stay on her order for 14 days to allow the state to appeal. World -1
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