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Committee Passes Bill Giving Governor More Power Over University Boards

A state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would give the governor of Kentucky broad powers to reorganize university boards or remove board members if he or she believes there’s cause to do so.

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  Members of Bowling Green’s LGBT community and their supporters will be anxiously watching when the Bowling Green City Commission meets Tuesday. After years of effort, a fairness ordinance will be on the agenda.  Bowling Green is the largest Kentucky city without a law protecting individuals from discrimination based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. Patti Minter is a member of the local fairness coalition.

 

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The Kentucky Main Street Program said 39 participating communities reported a cumulative investment of nearly 110 million dollars in downtown districts in 2016.

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  Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is trying to build support for his plan to replace the federal Affordable Care Act. Medical professionals at TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital met with Senator Paul on Monday to hear about his proposals.

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The Women’s Faculty Caucus at Murray State University recently released the results of its first salary equity study. The caucus appointed a committee last April to analyze university faculty salary data. The committee consisted of Maeve McCarthy (Mathematics & Statistics), Alexandra Hendley (Political Science & Sociology), Constance Alexander (English & Philosophy), Marjorie Hilton (History) and Chris Mecklin (Mathematics & Statistics). Statistical analysis was conducted by Chris Mecklin.

  

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President Trump has announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. McMaster will replace retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after revelations that he had misled top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

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Students across Kentucky meet this month at Murray State University to take part in an effort to to close the financial gap between low-income youth and their well-off peers.

On the day before President Trump's inauguration, the outgoing Obama administration passed a last-minute directive banning the use of lead ammunition and fishing sinkers on federal land.

Recently, the deteriorating health of a bald eagle showed the effects of lead poisoning. Obama's regulation is intended to protect wildlife from exactly that.

But hunters are hoping Trump will soon overturn it.

Last week, an officer from the Pennsylvania Game Commission brought a bald eagle to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Most of us suffer back pain at some point in our lives. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Many of us also probably reach for medication. Now, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians say try exercise, yoga, or massage first.

That's a pretty big change for both doctors and patients, but a welcome one, some doctors say.

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The Ohio Valley once helped give rise to the labor movement. Now the region is seeing a move toward “right-to-work” laws, which unions oppose. Proponents say the laws attract new businesses but opponents say there’s little evidence to support that. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource has a closer look. 

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Legislation to pave the way for licensing genetic counselors is before the Kentucky House. The senate last week unanimously approved the measure.

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Labor Movement: Will ‘Right-To-Work’ States Attract More Businesses?

The Ohio Valley once helped give rise to the labor movement. Now the region is seeing a move toward “right-to-work” laws, which unions oppose. Proponents say the laws attract new businesses but opponents say there’s little evidence to support that. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource has a closer look.

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It’s time for a WKMS podcast, and we want you to be involved! According to recent Edison research the national podcast audience is about 57-million people and it’s time for you to have a local option.

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