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Concerns about premiums, loss of dental and vision coverage for expansion population aired at Medicaid waiver hearing
June 29, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Yarmuth: Bevin's 'very devious attempt' to force the feds to disapprove Medicaid waiver
June 29, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Ten named by Gov. Bevin to newly reorganized University of Louisville Board of Trustees
June 29, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Postsecondary nominating panel sends list of 30 possible UofL appointees to Gov. Bevin without releasing names publicly
June 28, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Volkswagen may pay more than $100M to settle lawsuit against "clean diesel" engine claims in Kentucky
June 28, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Stivers prepares for Southern Legislative Conference in Lexington
June 28, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton blast Donald Trump in first campaign appearance together
June 27, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Kentucky Supreme Court will hear university funding cut case
June 27, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Observers watch for ripple effect in U.S., Kentucky after United Kingdom's decision to split from European Union
June 26, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina make their case for Paul's re-election to Senate at fundraiser
June 25, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Gov. Bevin quotes opinion from former AG Conway, his gubernatorial opponent, in attempt to prove reorganization powers
June 24, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Kelley Paul predicts Rand's re-election to U.S. Senate; looks back at presidential bid
June 24, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Kentucky will seek another extension for REAL ID compliance, vehicle regulations commissioner tells legislative panel
June 23, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics
Addiction specialist says the sooner opiate addiction is treated as a disease, the sooner the state can gain ground in the battle against heroin
June 23, 2016 from CN2 Pure Politics


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Opinion & Blog

On Civility and Tolerance from a Gay Attorney
June 29, 2016 by Richard Nelson
Here is an interesting response to my recent column on Orlando and the Politics of Vilification. This is from a Louisville attorney who identifies as gay and supports the idea of civility and tolerance. Quite frankly, I didn't expect this, and was moved...
Gay Marriage One year Anniversary
June 27, 2016 by Staff
Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling which legalized same-sex marriage.  Before it was legalized, it was "live and let live." and we were asked "How would someone's gay marriage affect your straight marriage?" Well, now we're finding out. The hard way. Business owners who cater to the wedding industry have been forced to pa...
Dueling Lawsuits
June 24, 2016 by Richard Nelson
Gov. Bevin's first six months in office have been marked by lawsuit after lawsuit. First it was Attorney General Andy Beshear who sued over budget cuts to Kentucky Universities. Then it was House Speaker Greg Stumbo who sued over the Governor's vetoes, then the governor drew another lawsuit over reorganizing the boards of workers compensation and state pension system. Now the Univers...
Does Disagreement Equal Hate?
June 21, 2016 by Staff
Does disagreement equal hate? According to the New York Times, it just might. In an editorial published 3 days after almost 50 people were murdered at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the Times argued that Republicans and other conservatives who disagreed with same-sex marriage and gen...