Councilman Zack Reed

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CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND

The two candidates in the Cleveland mayoral race met for their only debate today, with both men saying they have the vision to lead the city forward – and that their opponent has no plans at all.

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When the Cleveland police union endorsed Zack Reed for mayor last week, the city councilman Tweeted he was “extremely honored.”  That isn’t sitting well with Samaria Rice.  Her 12-year-old son, Tamir, had been playing at a park with an air pellet gun in 2014 when he was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer. 

Samaria Rice says she doesn’t want Reed’s sympathy for Tamir's death.

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Cleveland Mayor, Councilman Advance to General Election

Sep 13, 2017
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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson claimed the top spot in Tuesday’s primary. The three-term incumbent took 39 percent of the vote. He’ll face the number two vote-getter, Councilman Zack Reed, in November.

Jackson takes top spot
Jackson’s victory speech Tuesday night was characteristically brief: words of thanks to the campaign and a reminder that it’s not over yet.

“Now, to get four more years, we got two more months to go," Jackson said.

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Cleveland police are not doing enough to control dirt bike riders illegally using city streets, according to Councilman Zack Reed. And he says that is leading to more brazen behavior from the riders. Police officials say a new policy is on the way.

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KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Yesterday’s announcement that popular Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will seek a fourth term hasn’t stopped Councilman Zack Reed from weighing a bid for the office. Reed says he will continue raising money and finding out if voters will support him. 

Mayor Frank Jackson
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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will run for reelection. After weighing the pros and cons of an unprecedented fourth term, he made the announcement last night at Cuyahoga County Community College.

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City of Cleveland

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed says city leaders need to be more assertive in addressing the city’s murder rate and other crime issues. With this year’s murder rate of more than 120 already past last year’s total, Reed is again calling for a major increase in crime fighting resources.

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CITY OF CLEVELAND

  White House officials joined Cleveland community leaders and US Senator Sherrod Brown today to launch the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in Cleveland.

President Obama launched the program in 2014 after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

My Brother’s Keeper Task Force director and White House aide Broderick Johnson was in Cleveland for the launch.

It is designed to reduce neighborhood violence by providing education and parental engagement for black and Hispanic youth.

Cleveland Looks at a Public Health Model to Fight Violence

May 24, 2016
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KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Members of Chicago-based Cure Violence are in Cleveland this week to help the city implement programs to defuse deadly conflicts in high-crime areas.

Today they met with government, business and hospital officials. As WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, at least one of the group’s programs could soon be operating in Cleveland where the murder rate is surging.

Mayor Frank Jackson
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UPDATE:  Check out Mayor Jackson's full state of the city speech at the end of this story.

Positive growth, economic disparity, some school improvements, dwindling revenues.                                         

These are among the highs and lows Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson hit upon today in his 11th State of the City address.