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6:34 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Dayton Public Schools Asked To Halt Suspensions

Credit Michael Kellen

A local group has asked Dayton public schools for a moratorium on out of school suspensions. Racial Justice now presented their request at a school board meeting last night.  

According to the group, Black students accounted for 80% of school suspensions in 2011.

Professor Vernellia Randall with the University of Dayton is co-founder of Racial Justice now. She says removing students from the school system for non-violent offenses sets up an unfavorable pattern..

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Politics
8:14 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Help Wanted At Area Boards Of Elections

The lack of student interest and older residents unable to work the polls has created a shortage of workers.  Hundreds of positions need to be filled before the May 6th primary.

It takes 584 poll workers to get the job done in Greene County and right now the search is on to fill about 200 of those slots. Warren County needs nearly 150 more workers.

The problem in Montgomery County is even bigger.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Wed April 16, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Jerry Bowling

This week on ReInvention Stories, we meet Jerry Bowling, a lifelong resident of Dayton’s McCook Field neighborhood, the area around North Dixie Drive. Bowling is active in his community as the president of the neighborhood association and leader of a local environmental advocacy group. But, while working to reinvent his neighborhood, Bowling has also had to reinvent himself.

 

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Conrad's Corner: April 15, 2014

Conrad Balliet reads James Brooks' poem, "Aborted First Lines."

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Around the Miami Valley
11:32 am
Tue April 15, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Tours I-75 Project

The I-75 project, which began in 2007, is expected to be completed in 2017.
Credit Jerry Kenney

Federal Transportation officials were in Dayton on Monday to highlight the city’s I-75 revitalization project.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is touring several cities around the country where major road construction projects are taking place.  At the stop in Dayton, Foxx noted that the I-75 project is getting done with federal, state, and local dollars.  

The Secretary also said that several of the nation's transportation funding programs are set to expire and he called on Congress to support a long-term transportation bill to keep projects like I-75 going. 

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