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Kentucky groups stand against attack on immigrant families

A radical and punishing "public charge" rule change would harm immigrant families across Kentucky and the country, and is an affront to our commonwealth.

Staffer who filed whistleblower suit fired after House Republicans elect new...

The KY House Republican Leadership fired a staffer who claims she was punished for reporting sexual harassment complaints against Republican legislators.

Lawsuit that alleges Wall Street duped Kentucky pension plan will proceed

The lawsuit alleging that Wall Street money managers caused Kentucky Retirement Systems to gamble on risky hedge fund investments will proceed.

U.S. Postal Service to suspend service for day of mourning

The Postal Service will suspend all regular mail delivery and retail services Wednesday to honor the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush.
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KDE dilutes transition readiness in proposed graduation requirements

A criticized transition readiness requirement proposed for high school graduates is being axed from the proposal two days before the final state board vote.

Few Kentucky police agencies report what they take through asset forfeiture

Of 323 law enforcement agencies listed in statewide data, only 11 percent reported the details of their asset forfeiture seizures as required by law.

Rep. Kelly Flood files sexual harassment bill

There is nothing in the legislature's ethics code that specifically addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. Rep. Kelly Flood intends to change that.

AFL-CIO President Londrigan to be honored at KY Alliance dinner

Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan will be presented with the Anne Braden Lifetime Achievement Award at a dinner on Dec. 14.
A woman, part of the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border, prays at a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Asylum seekers are not breaking the law. Trump is.

Parents and children who have walked 1,000 miles to ask for asylum are not breaking US laws by crossing the border, no matter what Donald Trump says.

Stop bulldozing homeless camps in freezing weather, councilman says

A Louisville Metro Council member wants the city to stop forcing homeless people to move during times of intense cold, and when there's no permanent solution for relocation.

Higdon steps aside as Senate president pro tem

Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will no longer be president pro tem when the Kentucky Senate reconvenes in January.

Two Central Kentucky state senators lose committee chairmanships

Two veteran Kentucky Republican senators — Alice Forgy Kerr of Lexington and Tom Buford of Nicholasville — have lost their committee chairmanships.