Explainer

Articles that give background information on a current story, or explain a concept in greater detail than is possible in most news stories.

Can people watch you vote? Yes and no. Subscribers Public

Are you worried about people showing up to watch you vote? Here is a list of who can, and who can’t, watch you do the voting thing.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
Explainer

Facts to know about the Nov. 8 election Subscribers Public

Did you know there are multiple ways to vote in Kentucky? Here’s a rundown, including some important deadlines.

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Explainer

ICYMI – Bills that are now the law. Subscribers Public

An easy-to-read list of some of last session’s bills that took effect on July 1.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
Explainer

‘Basic physics’ of global warming makes rainfall more frequent and more intense; U.S. infrastructure isn’t prepared Subscribers Public

Nearly three-quarters of locations the group examined around the country have experienced an increase in the amount of rain falling on their annual wettest day since 1950.

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Explainer

KY 120 updates us on HB 9, the charter-school bill Subscribers Public

KY 120 United - AFT brings back their “120 Rundown” to cover House Bill 9, the charter school funding bill currently making its way through the General Assembly.

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Analysis

Here’s what Social Democrats stand for. See if you are one. Subscribers Public

You may call yourself Dem or Repub – but in reality, you are probably a Social Democrat. Surprised? Read the list of what Social Democrats stand for and see.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
Commentary

Explainer: The moving pieces in DC drama this week Subscribers Public

This is a craaaazzy week in Washington. There are multiple moving pieces, multiple crises, and multiple story lines to keep track of. So, here to help you make sense of it all, is a new Explainer from Forward Kentucky.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
Explainer

Evidence shows that, yes, masks prevent COVID-19 – and surgical masks are the way to go Subscribers Public

Do masks work? Recently, I was part of the largest randomized controlled trial to date testing the effectiveness of mask-wearing. What we found provides gold-standard evidence that confirms previous research: Wearing masks, particularly surgical masks, prevents COVID-19.

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Guest Author
Explainer
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