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Kentucky

  1. power
    87 People Charged With Felonies After Breonna Taylor ProtestMeanwhile, the officers who killed her have yet to be charged with any crime.
  2. 2020 primaries
    Amy McGrath Wins Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary, Will Face McConnellThe former fighter pilot defeated Charles Booker, whose campaign surged in the weeks before the election.
  3. democratic primaries
    Charles Booker Met the Moment — and May Get to Take On Mitch McConnellAfter taking a leadership role in Louisville’s protests for racial justice, Booker is far less of a long shot in Kentucky’s Democratic Senate primary.
  4. democratic primaries
    Things Are Not Going Well for Amy McGrathThe candidate is backed by Senate Democrats, but isn’t generating much enthusiasm.
  5. coronavirus
    Please, No More ‘Coronavirus Parties’Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is begging you.
  6. virginity tests
    Kentucky’s Republican Ex-Governor Pardoned a Convicted Child RapistMatt Bevin doesn’t believe the man’s 9-year-old victim, claiming she passed a “virginity test” — a procedure based on dubious science.
  7. politics
    Matt Bevin Is Still Wreaking Havoc on His Way Out the DoorThe soon-to-be ex-governor of Kentucky just pardoned a man who allegedly beheaded a woman.
  8. kentucky
    New Kentucky Governor Takes Oath, Swears He’s Never Fought a DuelThe commonwealth has a colorful oath of office.
  9. voter fraud
    Bevin Blames His Defeat on ‘Vote Harvesting’ Among Students and Black PeopleLike a lot of Republicans, Bevin considers anything that helps poor people vote illegal or unethical.
  10. elections of 2019
    Bevin Concedes After Republicans Decline to Help Him Steal the ElectionThis could be a useful precedent for Republicans whose president has given reason to fear he might not accept 2020 defeat.
  11. politics
    Matt Bevin Was Unpopular Because of His PoliciesMatt Bevin was a uniquely unpopular governor. It’s important to understand why.
  12. elections of 2019
    Matt Bevin’s Loss in Kentucky Was About Matt BevinKentucky rejected its conservative governor, but Democrats excited about 2020 implications should note the GOP won every other statewide office.
  13. politics
    Abortion Is Not a Losing Issue. Yesterday’s Election Proved It.Voters in Virginia and Kentucky rebuked any idea that most Americans want Roe v. Wade overturned.
  14. elections of 2019
    Beshear Beats Trump-Loving Bevin in KentuckyPartisanship couldn’t pull an unpopular incumbent across the line in the governor’s race.
  15. elections of 2019
    Democrats Win in Kentucky and Virginia, and More Results From the 2019 ElectionDems won the governor’s race in Kentucky and a trifecta in Virginia, while the Mississippi GOP cemented its power and NYC passed ranked-choice voting.
  16. medicaid
    Tomorrow, America Could Get a Tiny Bit Closer to Universal Health CareMedicare for All isn’t on the ballot just yet. But in Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi, voters have a chance to secure “Medicaid for more.”
  17. elections of 2019
    Off-Year Election Preview: Is It All About Partisanship?Unpopular Republicans struggle to win governorships in red Kentucky and Mississippi, while partisan tides help Democrats in Virginia.
  18. elections of 2019
    Republicans Going All-Out Red Scare in Off-Year ElectionsIn Kentucky and even in the more moderate Virginia, Republicans are smearing all Democrats as terrifying socialists. It will get much worse next year.
  19. sexual harassment
    Man Charged With Harassment After Kissing Reporter on Live TVThe man interrupted Kentucky reporter Sara Rivest’s broadcast, and also pretended to spank her.
  20. gaffes
    Amy McGrath Is Wasting Her Chance to Beat Mitch McConnellThe former fighter pilot and Kentucky Democrat wants to take down Mitch McConnell. But she can’t stop getting into her own way.
  21. satire
    To Win Red States, Dems Must Move Right – Then Left – Then ApologizeAmy McGrath took two different positions on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in a single day. That’s the kind of spinelessness Kentucky voters crave.
  22. 2019 elections
    Democrat Beshear to Take On ‘Least Popular Governor’ in Red KentuckyMatt Bevin has richly earned his unpopularity, especially among those who value public education. Sheer partisanship is his top asset.
  23. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell Selling ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts in KY, State With Third Highest OD RateThe t-shirts play off the momentum of an absurd political moment, but ignore the on-the-ground reality for an alarming number of Kentucky residents.
  24. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell’s New Campaign Ad Is Brazenly Anti-DemocracyThe McConnell campaign’s first campaign ad is about insisting that his various subversions of democracy are instances of “letting the people decide.”
  25. health care
    Federal Judge Rejects Trump Attempt to Attach Work Requirements to MedicaidA D.C. judge rules that the purpose of Medicaid is health coverage, not conservative social engineering.
  26. politics
    Rand Paul Gets $580,000 Award After Suing Neighbor Who Broke Six of His RibsA jury awarded the noted libertarian and Kentucky senator over half a million dollars, after his neighbor threw him ten feet across his own lawn.
  27. kentucky
    Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session to Go After Teacher Pensions AgainThe state Supreme Court shot down cuts to public employee pensions, so Matt Bevin is pursuing his unpopular “reforms” in the worst possible way.
  28. crime
    White Man Accused of Killing Two Black People at Kroger Charged With Hate CrimesGregory Bush tried to enter a predominantly black church before shooting two black people at the supermarket.
  29. food politics
    Mitch McConnell Is the Latest Politician to Get Heckled at a RestaurantA group of men confronted the politician while he was eating dinner with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
  30. structural issues
    The Rest of That Kentucky Bourbon Warehouse Collapsed on July 4Good timing, in a sense.
  31. environmental concerns
    Pour One Out for This Bourbon Barrel Collapse in KentuckyNearly 10,000 barrels came tumbling out of a Kentucky distillery warehouse last Friday.
  32. booze bandits
    ‘Pappygate’ Bourbon Bandit Sentenced to 15 Years in PrisonThat’s just enough time to start aging some really nice whiskey to have ready for his release.
  33. Red-State Teachers Just Scored a Victory That Could Transform the GOPLast night in Kentucky, teachers showed GOP lawmakers that supporting education cuts could cost them — in a Republican primary.
  34. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic WomenPrimaries in three southern states plus runoffs in Texas continued to shape a competitive midterm, with Democratic women doing particularly well.
  35. The Two Staceys Versus GOP Wild Men: A Preview of Tuesday’s PrimariesGubernatorial primaries in Georgia and congressional contests in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas are on tap for May 22.
  36. 3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black PeopleFunny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
  37. teachers strikes
    Teacher Protests Spread to Colorado As Arizona Strike BeginsThere’s no immediate sign of progress in the deadlock between teachers and Republicans in Arizona, and now Colorado teachers are launching protests.
  38. The Third Major Red-State Teachers Strike of 2018 Will Start Next WeekArizona educators voted overwhelming to strike after rejecting a pay-raise plan from that state’s governor.
  39. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  40. teachers strike
    Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  41. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  42. Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension CutsKentucky Republicans are trying to cut teacher pension benefits to fund what’s left. Teachers are fighting this change, and at the moment, winning.
  43. the feeding tube
    Top Chef Is Going to Kentucky Next SeasonBravo promises to explore the unexpected culture beyond “bourbon and horses.”
  44. mystery solved
    Neighbor’s Assault on Rand Paul Was All About Yard MaintenancePaul apparently stacked some brush too close to his neighbor’s property, enraging him.
  45. Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Sexual AssaultRepublican state representative Dan Johnson allegedly assaulted at 17-year-old girl in 2013.
  46. Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Sexual AssaultRepublican state representative Dan Johnson allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2013.
  47. Rand Paul Suffered 5 Broken Ribs in Assault at Kentucky HomeIt’s unclear when the senator will be able to return to D.C.
  48. politics
    Man Arrested After Assaulting Senator Rand Paul at His Home in KentuckyThe senator was “blindsided” by his neighbor, but received only minor injuries. The reason for the attack is not clear.
  49. crime scene
    Cookie Monster Steals $15,000 Worth of Girl Scout CookiesPolice say a troop leader picked them all up, then just “disappeared.”
  50. lgbtq rights
    A Court Just Ruled That Same-Sex Couples Can Sue Kim DavisThe couple’s case had previously been thrown out.
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