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Governor, House Speaker Bicker Over Veto Protocol In Lawsuit

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo is suing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, saying the governor didn’t properly deliver vetoes to the Secretary of State at the end of this year’s legislative session.
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Republican Tennessee lawmakers are making the case for a more limited approach to Medicaid expansion than the one proposed by Governor Bill Haslam. Haslam’s plan is called ‘Insure Tennessee.’ 

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Trigg and Webster Counties are among six in the commonwealth to receive grant funding for fixing county roads.

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Director of Clinical Operations at Ridge Behavioral Health System Geoff Wilson of Lexington speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the prevalence of teen suicide and his upcoming public event addressing the issue in Paducah on July 13.

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Antecedent behavior consequences (or the ABCs) of behavior analysis take a simple approach to understanding human behavior, unlike more complicated models seen in cognitive psychology. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Murray State psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri about methods of incentivizing behavior in ways that help us all.

As the Obama presidency draws to a close, white and black Americans are deeply divided on views of race relations in the United States, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

The report, titled On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites are Worlds Apart, found that just 8 percent of black Americans say the changes needed to achieve racial equality for blacks in the U.S. have already been made, while nearly 40 percent of white Americans say the same thing.

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Advocates for reforming how Illinois draws its political boundaries will try to persuade a judge that their proposed November ballot initiative is constitutional. 

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Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo is suing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, saying the governor didn’t properly deliver vetoes to the Secretary of State at the end of this year’s legislative session.

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A public hearing on Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal to change the state’s Medicaid system drew mostly backlash from a packed crowd in Frankfort on Wednesday.

Religious liberty is a rallying cry for many evangelical voters, and it has been popping up repeatedly throughout this presidential campaign. But in the current political climate, some conservative Christians are struggling with how to apply religious freedom to other faiths — like Islam.

Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Kentucky’s state park system is in need of $240 million dollars in repairs according to state Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson. In an effort to address safety and aesthetic issues, Parkinson and Kentucky State Parks commissioner Donnie Holland unveiled plans today to spend $3.7 million on repairs, upgrades and fresh coats of paint at four western parks. 

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[Watch] Sounds Good Live Lunch with Vickie Vaughn

We welcome Kentucky-native and Nashville-based artist Vickie Vaughn back to WKMS Studio B for a Sounds Good Live Lunch Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. This time, she's joined by guitarist Corey Walker for an hour of bluegrass and country tunes. Watch the live webcast here!
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[Audio] Suicide Second Leading Cause of Teen Death in Kentucky

Director of Clinical Operations at Ridge Behavioral Health System Geoff Wilson of Lexington speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the prevalence of teen suicide and his upcoming public event addressing the issue in Paducah on July 13.
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High Hopes For Hemp

Farmers throughout the Ohio Valley want to revive a crop that was once a staple in the region: hemp. After a ban that lasted more than half a century, the 2014 Farm Bill allowed states to grow hemp in research programs. Growers and processors in Kentucky are aggressively putting that research program to work in hopes of winning a share of the booming market for hemp products.
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Kentucky to Pay $190k in Lawyer Fees to Noah's Ark Theme Park

Kentucky is paying $190,000 in attorney’s fees to the Christian group that won a tourism tax benefit for a Noah’s ark attraction that will open soon in Kentucky.
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