Cheri Lawson

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 Cheri is a broadcast producer, anchor, reporter, announcer and talk show host with over 25 years of experience. For three years, she was the local host of Morning Edition on WMUB-FM at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Cheri produced and hosted local talk shows and news stories for the station for nine years. Prior to that, she produced and co-hosted a local talk show on WVXU, Cincinnati for nearly 15 years. Cheri has won numerous awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Ohio and Kentucky Associated Press, and both the Cincinnati and Ohio chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists.

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Update: NPR's Eyder Peralta reports the first couple Friday who applied for a marriage license in Rowan County did get the license.

A Kentucky County clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the legalization of same-sex marriage is in jail.

Federal Judge David Bunning Thursday found Rowan County clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court. Davis defied multiple court orders to provide marriage licenses based on her religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex marriage.

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You can feel the vibrations in your whole body and it’s just exhilarating. It was amazing. It’s a whole sensory experience.

Julie Manring of Cleveland, Ohio last year joined thousands of residents of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky to mark the unofficial end of summer with a bang . 

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We sing in bars and breweries and parks and invite people who maybe wouldn’t normally come to a choir concert to be exposed to great choral music and have a beer while they’re doing it.

KellyAnn Nelson is artistic director of the Young Professionals’ Choral Collective. The Cincinnati-based group she started with hubby Christopher Eanes (artisitic director of the Cincinnati Boy Choir) is kicking off its fourth season.

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A U.S. District Judge last week ordered Clerk Kim Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses despite her objections to gay marriage. The ruling by Judge David Bunning was the result of a lawsuit against Davis by four couples who were denied marriage licenses.

UPDATE: The clerk is appealing last week’s ruling to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. She also asked for a stay of the judge’s order, which Bunning has effectively granted.

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Despite pouring rain hundreds gathered on the steps of the Hamilton County courthouse carrying signs and chanting . The crowd came to the peaceful rally to honor Sam Dubose the 43 year old who was shot in the head and killed by former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters earlier in the day announced the indictment of Tensing on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.  Video from a body camera shows the traffic stop during which Sam Dubose was shot and killed.

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