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Who You Gonna Call? Scam Squad!

12/07/16, 10:11 AM
People of all ages get scammed, but scams can be particularly tough on Older Americans. Seniors often are on fixed incomes, so it’s harder for them to recover from a financial loss. They sometimes are afraid to tell anyone, fearing scammers’ threats or the family’s reaction. Or if they do tell someone, their complaint may not make it to the enforcement agency best suited to investigate.
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Fentanyl in Cuyahoga County

11/17/16, 06:06 PM
Over the past two decades that I have worked in the Toxicology Department of the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, I have seen the drug trends of the county residents come and go. The most detrimental and deadly trend has been the crossover from heroin to fentanyl use.
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Lime Green Jackets, Fried Green Tomatoes and the Sweet Taste of Hope

11/09/16, 07:12 PM
Without question, going to prison is a life changing event. The disruptive effects go far beyond the people being sent away. Their absence affects families, friends, employers, and ultimately, the community as a whole. It is possible for that life change to lead to positive results. The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry is dedicated to contributing to positive changes in the lives of returning citizens so that we may all thrive, together.
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Together, we go solar!

10/25/16, 05:50 PM
Want to go solar but unsure where to start? Don’t worry because Cuyahoga County residents are going solar together! Through the Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op residents have joined together to use the strength of their numbers to purchase solar panels at a discount.
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Healing and Hope: What Domestic Violence Survivors Need to Know

10/20/16, 05:44 PM
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Community groups across our region encourage us to take a stand against intimate partner violence and to show our support by wearing purple ribbons throughout the month. Even the Terminal Tower is lit with bright purple lights periodically throughout October to encourage a greater civic conversation about domestic violence. Cuyahoga County proudly joins this campaign and pledges its support for all victims of domestic violence.
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Protecting the right to free speech during the RNC

10/19/16, 03:26 PM
The Republican National Convention held here last week was the perfect opportunity for our Cleveland community to express its true identity to a national and global audience. By all accounts, we nailed it. As County Executive Budish said, “visitors and viewers from around the world saw first-hand what a great place this is to live, work, and play.” Our identity as a vibrant, thriving, and beautiful city and region was clearly enhanced over the several days of the convention.
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Finding new ways to stop scams

10/18/16, 05:40 PM
One of the biggest obstacles the Department of Consumer Affairs faces in preventing scams is human nature. Scam victims often tell us that the calls they got were so real, and so worrying, they ignored a nagging feeling something was amiss. It was only AFTER they paid money that they clearly saw all the red flags and realized they’d been scammed.
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Triage Team: Working Together to Keep Kids Out of Foster Care

10/04/16, 05:25 PM
The Division of Children and Family Services is dedicated to assuring that children at risk of abuse and neglect are protected and nurtured within a family and with the support of the community. Annually we have approximately 1700 children in temporary or permanent custody. But not all of them are due to abuse or neglect. In any given year up to 300 children are in our care because the child’s needs require critical treatment or intervention their parents cannot provide.
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New Bike Share Program Rolls Out

09/30/16, 05:17 PM
Since the RNC, you have probably been wondering what is going on with the big, green bikes that are scattered throughout Cleveland. Those bikes are leaving but don’t fret, they have been replaced by the new, shiny red UHBikes! After years of collaboration, and planning Cleveland’s formal bike share program UHBikes, sponsored by University Hospitals, launched with 250 bikes at 30 stations.
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Fairness and Equity Means Getting Everyone’s Vote to Count

09/26/16, 04:56 PM
I’m not sure when they started giving out “I Voted Today” stickers, but my consecutive general election streak will be hitting number 42 on November 8. That’s a number that might impress my 18 year old son who will cast his first vote in a general election this fall, but no doubt it pales in comparison to many of my fellow Cuyahoga County citizens. This will now be the 11th Presidential election in which I have cast a ballot. Over the years I’ve pulled mechanical levers, punched out chads, and filled in dots. I’ve pulled back curtains, voted absentee, and voted early.
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Transforming Customer Experience

09/14/16, 04:29 PM
If you want to improve government services you have to tackle complex issues. Sometimes even something as seemingly simple as a long line can be a challenge to overcome. As leaders in county government we have made a promise to ourselves and to the residents of the county that we want to improve government services. We want to make them faster, more accessible, better.
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Introducing Cuyahoga County’s Blog

08/29/16, 04:13 PM
WELCOME TO CUYAHOGA COUNTY’S BLOG. We are excited to launch this blog for YOU – Our residents, businesses, partners, visitors and so many others who are making Cuyahoga County a great place to live, work and play. Here you will find updates on what we are doing and conversations about ideas that excite us. We will share our plans for the future of our county, and Look forward to your ideas, feedback and suggestions.
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