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Sanders Supporters Stir At Democratic Convention’s First Day

The Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia amid turmoil as DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to step down from her position and Bernie Sanders supporters protested what they called unfair treatment for their candidate.
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A new Illinois law lets drug court participants use medication to combat opioid addiction.  

Governor Bruce Rauner signed the measure last week.  

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The Kentucky State Police are investigating a house fire in eastern Calloway County that left two dead.

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Former Congressman Ben Chandler has been named president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. He will assume the role in September.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, immediately following a video message from Donald Trump, who thanked the audience for voting for him to be the presidential nominee for the Republican Party. 

It's no secret that Donald Trump is struggling to woo Hispanics voters. He's currently polling worse with Latinos than Mitt Romney in 2012 (In that election, Romney captured just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote.).

But on Wednesday night, the Trump campaign might have a chance to shift its messaging ever-so-slightly when three Hispanic Republicans take center stage during prime time. Two of them, former GOP presidential candidates, are familiar faces from the primary season: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco (who will deliver a video message).

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Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about wrapping up the Summer Reading Program and upcoming events.

Republicans have officially nominated Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, with his home state of New York putting him over the top.

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At a committee hearing on Tuesday, state lawmakers discussed how 400 tons of low-level radioactive waste ended up in a landfill in Estill County.

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The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center has named Rick McCue has its permanent executive director.

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An Illinois agency will soon collect used tires from abandoned properties and rural roads in an effort to reduce the risk of illnesses carried by some mosquitoes.

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Don't miss a minute of the the 2016 political conventions, with live coverage from NPR News and PBS NewsHour for the next two weeks from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
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[Audio, Slideshow] Western Kentucky Delegate Brian Clardy at the DNC - Day One

The Democratic National Convention is getting underway this week in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton is expected to formally accept the party nomination. Murray State history professor Dr. Brian Clardy is a delegate from Calloway County. Matt Markgraf checked in with Clardy this morning from the convention.
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Pot Vs. Pills: Can Marijuana Help Cure The Opiate Crisis?

As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the Ohio Valley with addiction and death, the search for safer methods of pain management has become increasingly urgent. Aaron Payne of Ohio Valley Resource member station WOUB reports.
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Former Murray State Basketball Standout Isaiah Canaan Signed to Chicago Bulls

Former Murray State University basketball standout Isaiah Canaan has signed on to the Chicago Bulls as guard. The Bulls announced the signing Wednesday but not the details of his contract.
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