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Protests, Opioids, Pensions And More Of This Week's Top Stories

Jim Nolan

Former Judge Tracie Hunter was dragged out of a courtroom this week after being sentenced to jail. Her sentencing sparked shouts in the courtroom, protests in front of two other judges' homes, and community-wide discussion and commentary about the state of race relations in Cincinnati.

Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval announced Friday morning security measures to help stop forgeries of judicial orders. The announcement follows a CBS News report that aired on Thursday evening.

A new series of reports by the Washington Post outlines the impact of the nation’s opioid crisis, and the paper published for the first time a database of how many opioids were legally distributed and where they went. The Post's database editor will discuss how the stories came together.

The Kentucky General Assembly passed a new pension bill and Governor Matt Bevin signed it into law after a quick special session. How will it impact workers at Northern Kentucky University?

Those stories are all part of the Friday News Review. Joining Cincinnati Edition are Cincinnati Enquirer opinion editor Kevin Aldridge (@kevaldrid); reporter Mark Curnutte (@MarkCurnutte); and columnist Byron McCauley (@byronmccauley);and Washington Post database editor Steven Rich (@dataeditor); Courier-Journalreporter Tom Loftus (@TomLoftus_CJ); and WVXU reporter and host of All Things Considered Bill Rinehart (@BillGRinehart).

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the new host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.