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Panelists at a UNESCO Creative Cities meeting in Paducah on Monday discussed new technologies and ‘authentic experiences’ in developing a city’s tourism identity. Delegates from eight Cities of Craft and Folk Art are in west Kentucky to share ideas.

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Indiana plans to appeal a federal judge's order that permanently blocks the state from enforcing a provision of a law passed last year that would ban abortions sought due to fetal genetic abnormalities. 

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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says he will not comply with the Republican governor's request for a plan to cut spending by more than 17%. 

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Murray State President Bob Davies is responding to federal announcements regarding Title IX and DACA.

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  Our climate is changing, and that means that some organisms will likely change with it. That’s the research focus of climate change biologist Scott Hotaling, who will present at the Idea Festival in Louisville this week.

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  The president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says opioid abuse is taking a toll on the state’s economic growth and development. David Adkisson says illicit drug use is a factor in the state’s low workforce participation rate.

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  Sen. Rand Paul said he still opposes the GOP’s most recent attempt to repeal elements of the Affordable Care Act, despite changes to the legislation over the weekend.

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  Delegates from eight UNESCO Creative Cities from around the world have arrived in Paducah for the annual Crafts and Folk Arts international meeting. It’s the city’s first opportunity to host since it became a UNESCO member in 2013.

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The hurricane season’s super-charged storms highlighted the importance of disaster planning, and it’s not just a concern for the coasts. Scientists warn that heavy rain events have become more common in the Ohio Valley. Here's how some flood-prone communities are preparing for what experts call “the new normal” of extreme weather. 

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More than 100 members of the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Fort Campbell after a six-month mission in Africa.

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