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Mayor lists ending heroin crisis as Cincinnati's No. 1 concern in State of the City speech

WCPO | October 5, 2017

Mayor John Cranley said solving the Tri-State's growing heroin crisis is his No. 1 concern during his State of the City speech Tuesday night at Oakley's 20th Century Theater.

Testing this week for new tool to help Cincinnati police pinpoint gunfire

WCPO | August 6, 2017

"This is clearly a cutting edge device that can really go after those repeat violent offenders that we're really targeting," Mayor John Cranley told WCPO last year.

City sees 'dramatic progress' in minority contract rates

Cincinnati Business Courier | July 26, 2017

Sweeping changes to how the city of Cincinnati awards contracts that are aimed at boosting the amount of money that goes to minority-owned firms are working, according to statistics the city released earlier this year.

Cincinnati doubles down on addressing climate change following U.S. withdrawal from Paris accord

WCPO | July 16, 2017

In 2008, Cincinnati adopted an ambitious Climate Protection Action Plan -- now known as the Green Cincinnati Plan -- with a goal of reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050.

Cincinnati outpaces already ambitious goals for carbon emissions reduction

WCPO | July 14, 2017

It’s long been known, in local environmental circles and beyond, that Cincinnati is one of just a handful of U.S. cities that has a real chance of achieving widespread sustainability in the foreseeable future.

Cranley to Simpson: 'Let's have an honest debate'

Cincinnati Enquirer | July 13, 2017

I ran for mayor because I care deeply about our community and its people. I believe City Hall has an important role to play in keeping our city safe, protecting our most vulnerable citizens, and ensuring that every Cincinnatian whether they’re rich or poor, black or white, east side or west side, has a shot at living the American dream and a chance to fully participate in our city’s renaissance.

Collaborative review shows commitment to relations

Cincinnati Enquirer | July 2, 2017

In the wake of another mistrial in the case of a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man, some might surmise that Cincinnati is taking steps backward in terms of police-community relations. But the reality is the Queen City can be considered a national leader when it comes to police reform.

Cincinnati has made much progress under Collaborative Agreement

Cincinnati Enquirer | June 9, 2017

In 1966 as our nation wrestled with its history of racial discrimination and struggled to find a way forward that expanded civil rights for all Americans, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote that building what he called the “beloved community” would require “a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” Rev. King implicitly understood that in order to build a better community you have to combine a change of heart with a change of approach.

Cranley: Cincinnati should sue opioid makers amid heroin crisis

WCPO | June 7, 2017

Mayor John Cranley says Cincinnati is poised to join other Ohio cities that are taking legal aim against the country’s top makers of prescription opioids.

Cranley slams Trump's withdrawal from climate accord

Cincinnati Enquirer | June 1, 2017

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley Thursday criticized President Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. "The announcement... is at odds with my values and I believe the values of this city," Cranley said. "It is wrong for the country and it is wrong for the world."