Monthly Archives: November 2018

Study Finds Robust Polar Bear Population In Chukchi Sea

Study Finds Robust Polar Bear Population In Chukchi Sea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A population study of polar bears in the Chukchi (chuk-CHEE) Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice because of climate change. Lead author Eric Regehr (rehg-EER) of the University of Washington says the study estimates nearly 3,000 Chukchi bears.…more »

Rocky is tops in raucous campaign kickoff rally for governor

Rocky is tops in raucous campaign kickoff rally for governor

MOREHEAD, Ky. (KT) – “Rocky Top” isn’t always a welcome tune in Kentucky. But for one night in Morehead, the Tennessee anthem seemed fitting. Longtime eastern Kentucky state legislative leader Rocky Adkins made the official announcement Wednesday of what everybody already knew: He will be seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor. Adkins and running…more »

Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Attorney Michael Avenatti has been placed under arrest on suspicion of felony domestic violence and was booked early Wednesday evening. Los Angeles Police Department officer Jeff Lee said the domestic violence report was taken on Tuesday in West Los Angeles and the arrest was made Wednesday. “We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael…more »

Outlook For Kentucky Teachers’ Pension System Improving

Outlook For Kentucky Teachers’ Pension System Improving

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A consulting firm says the pension system for Kentucky’s public school teachers has more money and less unfunded debt after the state legislature decided to fully pay its annual funding request. The Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System is about $14.3 billion short of the money it needs to pay retirement benefits over…more »

Nelson lawsuit seeks to count ballots received after Election Day

Nelson lawsuit seeks to count ballots received after Election Day

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Lawyers for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday filed a federal lawsuit that claims Florida is disenfranchising voters by not counting mail-in ballots it received after Election Day. The lawsuit comes after 266 absentee ballots from the post office’s Opa-locka sorting facility arrived at Miami-Dade’s election office on Sunday. State law…more »

Minter continues to focus on human rights after victory

Minter continues to focus on human rights after victory

In Bowling Green’s Preservation Tasting Room and Bottle Shop, about 40 WKU students, faculty, staff and community members roared with applause on Tuesday as the final results of the 2018 general election trickled in, declaring WKU history professor Patti Minter the new 20th District Kentucky State Representative. Minter, the Democratic candidate, received 6,253 votes, or…more »

Lawmaker wants concealed guns in KY schools, colleges, bars and other banned places

Lawmaker wants concealed guns in KY schools, colleges, bars and other banned places

Kentuckians who are licensed to carry concealed firearms could take them into places currently off-limits, including day-care centers, schools, universities, bars, government meetings and businesses that post “no guns” signs, under a bill pre-filed for the 2019 General Assembly. State Rep. Robert Goforth, R-East Bernstadt, said his bill would eliminate most of the prohibited locations in the…more »

The short-term memory of the outrage machine

The short-term memory of the outrage machine

WASHINGTON – When the president announced he was sending the U.S. military to help secure our southern border, he received bipartisan praise from members of Congress. The Washington Post reported the move was seen as “smart politics.” The year was 2011, and the president was Barack Obama. The National Guard troops Obama sent to the…more »

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