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Marijuana plants (by Jennifer Martin [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons

About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization

62% of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase since 2008, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Matt Bevin during his Rambo video (Twitter screen capture)

Matt Bevin goes full Rambo and throws grenades in new Twitter...

Gov. Matt Bevin channeled his inner action hero and took on government regulations in a new video where he throws smoke bombs and shoots grenade launchers.
Protesters gathered in Richmond outside the site where President Donald Trump spoke at a rally Saturday. (photo by Karla Ward kward@herald-leader.com)

‘We don’t need the hate and division.’ Protesters gather outside Trump...

Several hundred protesters assembled on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University to protest President Donald Trump’s appearance with Rep. Andy Barr.

“Women Rising” — new (and great!) ad

This is inspiring, motivational, and GREAT! Share it widely! Let's get everyone out to vote for these women AND for all the candidates ready to serve!

Bevin administration loses appeal, must reveal Braidy investors

Gov. Bevin's administration must hand over records naming investors in the partially state-funded Braidy Industries, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
Picture of EKU campus (photo by Charles Bertram, cbertram@herald-leader.com)

EKU releases contract with Trump. Here’s what his campaign is paying...

President Trump’s campaign will pay Eastern Kentucky University $10,800 to rent Alumni Coliseum on Saturday, according to a contract EKU released.

Matt Bevin is 4th most unpopular governor in U.S.

In the latest quarterly poll by Morning Consult, Matt Bevin is underwater in his approval ratings by 25 points, putting him 4 from the bottom in the poll.
Picture of EKU campus (photo by Charles Bertram, cbertram@herald-leader.com)

EKU faculty oppose Trump’s visit. Here’s what they told EKU’s president...

Ahead of President Trump's visit to Eastern Kentucky University, faculty wrote the EKU president opposing the visit. Here's the letter and the response.
Charlotte Goddard, candidate for state House district 2

MOKP: Charlotte Goddard, WV Gov. Jim Justice’s KY tax bill, and...

In this week's podcast, we talked w/ Charlotte Goddard, H-02 candidate. There's also WV Gov Jim Justice's tax bill, and Andy Beshear's fundraising. Enjoy!

Without SB 151, Bevin says, state pension funds will fail

Gov. Matt Bevin said Kentucky's public pension system will fail without reform legislation like SB 151, which is under review by the state's highest court.

Louisvillians, help flip Southern Indiana blue for Liz Watson!

If you want to give Cong. Yarmuth another Dem from the area, here's an idea: flip the seat in Southern Indiana by helping to elect Liz Watson!

Down at the Dollar Store in KY-06

One shopper overhears other shoppers talking politics in Kentucky's sixth district, and it's not what she was expecting. An on-the-ground report from KY-06!