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Child Protection Agency Overhauling Death Reviews | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky

Child Protection Agency Overhauling Death Reviews | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky | News of the KY | Scoop.it
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's child-protection agency is overhauling the way it reviews the cases of children who die from abuse or neglect.
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McConnell Wants Hardin County In Drug Initiative | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky

McConnell Wants Hardin County In Drug Initiative | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky | News of the KY | Scoop.it
FRANKFORT. (AP) - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is urging White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske to include Hardin County in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
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Teacher Effectiveness Focus Of New Kentucky Panel | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky

Teacher Effectiveness Focus Of New Kentucky Panel | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky | News of the KY | Scoop.it
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Five Kentucky teachers told a newly formed advisory panel Friday that student achievement should be part of teacher evaluations in the future, but factors besides test scores should be part of that equation.
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Patent troll laws: Proposal says losing parties pay legal costs

Patent troll laws: Proposal says losing parties pay legal costs | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) would force losing software patent suit plaintifs to pay for the defendants' legal expenses. The idea behind the legislation is to make patent-holding firms ...
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Court hears case on Texas voter ID law, ruling could impact other states

Court hears case on Texas voter ID law, ruling could impact other states | News of the KY | Scoop.it
A federal court begin hearing a case Monday brought by Texas to allow the state to proceed with a law requiring voters to show photo IDs.
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Maryland Passes Nation's First Social Media Privacy Protection Bill

Maryland Passes Nation's First Social Media Privacy Protection Bill | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Just this week, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the first bill in the nation prohibiting employers from requiring or requesting employees or job applicants to disclose their user names or passwords or any other means of accessing...
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Spying on First Amendment Activity - State-by-State

Spying on First Amendment Activity - State-by-State | News of the KY | Scoop.it
United States law enforcement agencies, from the FBI to local police, have a long history of spying on American citizens and infiltrating or otherwise obstructing political activist groups. Political spying was rampant during the Cold War under the...
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Sen. Perry Clark (D) - When Government Fails In Kentucky

Sen. Perry Clark (D) - When Government Fails In Kentucky | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Perry Clark, D-Louisville, spoke during a rally opposing SB 6, a proposal to crack down on illegal immigrants, held on the steps of the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, February 8, 2011.
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States Fight 'Tourists' Trafficking Painkillers - LEX18 Lexington KY News

States Fight 'Tourists' Trafficking Painkillers - LEX18 Lexington KY News | News of the KY | Scoop.it
States Fight 'Tourists' Trafficking PainkillersLEX18 Lexington KY NewsThese tourists are based in a variety of states, but investigators in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia - where authorities have already cracked down on local pill mills - are among...
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Kentucky program helping college dropouts graduate wins national award - Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky program helping college dropouts graduate wins national award - Lexington Herald Leader | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Kentucky program helping college dropouts graduate wins national awardLexington Herald LeaderProject Graduate, a statewide Kentucky program that finds students who have 80 credits but have never graduated and streamlines the process for them to get...
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Police fighting for new money laundering legislation « Virgin Islands ...

Police fighting for new money laundering legislation « Virgin Islands ... | News of the KY | Scoop.it
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is working “very closely” with the Attorney General's Office in terms of bringing in new money laundering legislation that will give the Police and the ...
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Is Medical Marijuana ready for prime time? » Louisville News and ...

Louisville, KY – Last Thursday, July, 5, 2012, State Senator Perry Clark held a press conference to announce his plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow Doctors to prescribe marijuana for medicinal purposes.
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Lyme Disease Often Undiagnosed In Ky. | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky

Lyme Disease Often Undiagnosed In Ky. | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky | News of the KY | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Experts say Lyme disease is likely underdiagnosed in Kentucky in part because it is so rarely seen in the state.
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Ky. Courts Closed For Furlough Day | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky

Ky. Courts Closed For Furlough Day | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky | News of the KY | Scoop.it
The Kentucky Judicial Branch is shut down today for the first of three furlough days in 2012.
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MSPCA-Angell Joins Governor Deval Patrick for Signing of Landmark Animal Welfare Legislation

MSPCA-Angell Joins Governor Deval Patrick for Signing of Landmark Animal Welfare Legislation | News of the KY | Scoop.it
New law provides sweeping protections for both animals and people.
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Congressman Steve King's history of opposing animal legislation ...

Congressman Steve King's history of opposing animal legislation ... | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Congressman Steve King has a very long history of voting against animal rights; in his 2006/2007 term in Congress he voted against the Animal Fighting.
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Colleges in the US move closer toward bans on smoking

Bans on use, advertising and sales of tobacco in all its forms are being enacted or considered at perhaps half of campuses nationwide, sometimes over the objections of student smokers, staff and faculty.
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At America's Expense: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly

At America's Expense: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Elderly prisoners are twice as expensive to incarcerate as the average prisoner and pose little danger to society, yet the population of elderly prisoners in the United States is exploding....
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Unnecessary bill bans Islamic, other non-US laws in Kansas

On Friday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's announced the governor had signed the controversial "Shariah bill," which bans the use of Islamic or any other non-U.
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Extendicare leaves Kentucky, blames need for tort reform | Texans ...

Extendicare leaves Kentucky, blames need for tort reform | Texans ... | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Citing the state's lack of tort reform, a major nursing home chain has announced that it is leaving Kentucky.
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More Than 100 New Laws Taking Effect Thursday - LEX18 Lexington KY News

More Than 100 New Laws Taking Effect Thursday - LEX18 Lexington KY News | News of the KY | Scoop.it
More Than 100 New Laws Taking Effect ThursdayLEX18 Lexington KY News(AP) - A long list of new laws are set to go in effect this week, including one that will allow Kentucky to offer beefed-up tax incentives to encourage automobile manufacturers and...
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More Public Schools Splitting Up Boys, Girls - LEX18 Lexington KY News

More Public Schools Splitting Up Boys, Girls - LEX18 Lexington KY News | News of the KY | Scoop.it
More Public Schools Splitting Up Boys, GirlsLEX18 Lexington KY NewsThe analogy drew a heated reaction from Sax, who argues that a federal judge in Kentucky debunked this notion when ruling last year against parents who tried to block single-sex...
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Kentucky sees payback from successful 'Hatfields & McCoys' miniseries - Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky sees payback from successful 'Hatfields & McCoys' miniseries - Lexington Herald Leader | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Lexington Herald LeaderKentucky sees payback from successful 'Hatfields & McCoys' miniseriesLexington Herald LeaderYou can't run away from a good feud.
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Artists lobby for resale rights legislation | Weston Chronicles

Artists lobby for resale rights legislation | Weston Chronicles | News of the KY | Scoop.it
Artists lobby for resale rights legislation. Posted 1 min ago by west. Winnipegger Lee Anderson looks at some of the Inuit art as Hunter with Harpoon (1953) by Akeeaktashuk (Isa Paddy Aqiaattusuk) is in the foreground at an ...
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