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A site in eastern Kentucky is set to serve as the home for future development of drones, robots and unmanned vehicles. As Government and education leaders revealed plans for the USA Drone Port: National Unmanned Robotic Research and Development Center Monday in Hazard.

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The Illinois General Assembly is back in Springfield and is heading into the final six weeks of its spring session.

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The Tennessee House has voted to put the finishing touch on months of work on Gov. Bill Haslam's bill that increases the gas tax to fund roadwork and cuts other taxes.

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The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite previously calling its key requirements "constitutionally suspect."

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Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates fell in 86 of the state's counties in 2016 compared to 2015. Annual rates rose in 26 counties and stayed the same in eight.

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Monday night’s town hall meeting with Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr included a lot of vocal reaction from a packed auditorium. Shouts of discontent came early and lasted throughout much of the hour-and-a-half program at Lafayette High School.

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has approved tuition, meal plan, and residence hall rates for the fall semester. The EKU board voted Monday to increase undergraduate resident tuition by 5 percent.

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The famous "Indian Head Rock," a historic boulder previously located in the Ohio River, is the subject of an upcoming documentary.

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Women and people of color in the workforce earn less, on average, than do white, male workers. This ‘wage gap’ in the Ohio Valley region hovers around 20 percent. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource explores why the gap persists and how it affects workers in an economy shifting toward more service sector jobs. 

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Attorney General Andy Beshear still hasn’t returned contributions made to his 2015 campaign by a former top aide who admitted to taking bribes and is now serving time in federal prison.

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