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George Clooney Is Going After Jim Jordan, and 9 Other Greater Cincinnati Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The week also saw Pride celebrations a conservatives threat against porn and an emotional response to gun violence.

Another week another mass shooting it seems. The nation continues to unravel what really happened in Uvalde Texas while simultaneously dealing with new horrors. Cincinnatis mayor has been vocal about needing tighter weapon restrictions and the city will join in the nationwide March for Our Lives protest on June 11. Its harrowing stuff and we do not blame anyone for needing an occasional break from the bleakness. If you are looking for mindless fun as a distraction check out CityBeats annual summer guide which features 25 things to do when its hot as fuck outside. Otherwise look below for the weeks biggest headlines.

Just days after yet another mass shooting mayors of big cities across the United States gathered at the annual United States Conference of Mayors to plead with state and federal officials to finally address the onslaught of gun violence throughout the country. We are not powerless to do anything about gun violence Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval says. But when we are talking specifically gun control local leaders are preempted by their state houses or by the federal government and really do not have very many tools to manage the accessibility of guns. Read CityBeats story on what else Pureval says are barriers to curbing rise in violence.

If you live in Ohio or Kentucky your wallet just might be empty and theres little state progress to change that. According to Wallet Hubs June 6 list of 2022s Best and Worst State Economies the Buckeye State and the Commonwealth both are near the bottom when it comes to economic health. Read City Beats story about which categories sunk Ohio and Kentucky and which nearby state is doing much better.Some rural areas of Kentucky have continued to block non discrimination ordinances but the proliferation of Pride festivals in the state has moved the needle on acceptance and rights in a part of the country that has remained stubbornly conservative on LGBTQ issues. Read CityBeats story about LGBTQ+ progress in Kentucky.

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