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Sittenfeld's Senate announcement gets national attention


Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld's announcement that he will run for U.S. Senate in 2016 has started to grab national headlines. Ohio, as usual, will be a pivotal state in the presidential election next year, when Sen. Rob Portman is up for re-election.

Sittenfeld recently told Soapbox he'd been "thinking seriously about that race and have been genuinely overwhelmed at the level of encouragement people have offered."

The Huffington Post has the first national interview with Sittenfeld since his annoucement yesterday, saying, "If elected, Sittenfeld would be one of the youngest members of the chamber, where the U.S. Constitution sets the minimum age for service at 30. He faces an uphill battle against Portman, 59, who already had $5.8 million in his campaign war chest as of early January.

"But Sittenfeld too has been laying groundwork, traveling around the state on what National Journal recently called a 'months-long networking campaign' to introduce himself to activists and voters outside of Cincinnati. He brought on board the high-profile campaign firm 270 Strategies, which boasts several veterans of President Barack Obama's two bids for the White House, to handle his announcement. And his interview Thursday was filled with carefully tailored policy specifics that largely dovetailed with what Obama put forward in his State of the Union address this week."

Read the full Huffington Post story here. There's also coverage in Politico and The New York Times.
 

Cincinnatians among Forbes "30 Under 30" changing the world


Forbes magazine is out with its annual "30 Under 30" list of young folks making a mark and changing the world. This year's list has a total of 600 millennials in 20 different categories (art & style, venture capital, consumer tech, music, etc.) — so 30 people in each.

A number of present and past Cincinnatians have a presence on the lists, many of them running startups developed through The Brandery. Konrad Billetz, CEO of Frameri eyeglass startup in Over-the-Rhine, was named among the leaders in manufacturing & industry, while Mayor John Cranley's director of external affairs, Daniel Rajaiah, made the law & policy list; he heads up Cranley's high-profile Task Force on Immigration. The Business Courier has a roundup of other Cincinnati connections to the lists.

Read the Forbes "30 Under 30" section here.
 

Cincinnati Streetcar part of $90 billion in transit developments across North America


The Cincinnati Streetcar's $148 million price tag is too high for some and not enough of an investment for others, but one thing's for certain: The project has lots of company across North America. The Transport Politic website published its annual rundown of major transit investments in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, saying a total of $90.6 billion will be spent in 2015 on roughly 100 different bus rapid transit, streetcar and light/heavy rail projects. Read more here.

Congress passes bill after Cincinnati push

Cincinnati government affairs guru Chip Gerhardt pushed the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life) Act last week, allowing people with disabilities to set up savings accounts with no tax on the earnings, similar to 529 college savings accounts, to cover housing, transportation and other expenses. Speaker of the House John Boehner was an active supporter. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. Read about Gerhardt's efforts on behalf of his teenage daughter and thousands of others with disabilities here.

What it takes to build a startup city: Meet 7 mayors promoting entrepreneurship

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, for the first time in history, has included operational support for Cincinnati’s startup ecosystem in the city’s budget. Read more.

Cincinnati Zoo's lioness may be expecting cubs

Does the Cincinnati Zoo's lioness, Imani, have a baby bump? CNN's Jeanne Moos asks is she or isn't she? Not even her zookeepers know for sure. Watch the video.

Two local universities among 'Smartest Public Colleges In America'

The University of Cincinnati and Miami University both made Business Insider's list of the 100 Smartest Public Colleges In America. Find out why.

The 5 coolest new parks and public spaces in the US

Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. and Cincinnati's Washington Park made the list. Read more.

How Cincinnnati's pro-streetcar campaigners won in the end

Ryan Messer and his grassroots group Believe in Cincinnati never took no for an answer. Read more.

PAR Projects is building a home for arts education and programming in Cincinnati's Northside

PAR Projects is building a home for arts education and programming in Cincinnati's Northside. Read more.

Publications see Pinterest as key ally

Local startup Ahalogy is featured in a recent article from The New York Times about Pinterest and publication. Read more.

Xavier University rated fifth in Midwest

For the 20th straight year, Xavier University is among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings released last week.

From vacant to vibrant: Cincinnati's urban transformation

How a lot of money and a little luck brought one of the nation’s most dangerous neighborhoods back to life. Read more.

Cincinnati riots provide lessons for Ferguson

A former Cincinnati Enquirer writer who covered the 2001 Cincinnati riots offers his perspective on the most significant actions that brought calm and change. Read more.

Cincinnati offers lessons learned to Ferguson, Mo.

The trigger for civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.—the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer—has also provoked riots in American cities both small and large in the last two decades, including Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine. Find out what advice Cincinnati's leaders had for Ferguson. Read more.
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