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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is focusing attention on identifying and prosecuting those who take part in human trafficking. The attorney general joined industry and religious groups in Frankfort on Jan. 11 as part of the national Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

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A top official in Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office is resigning Thursday to take a job with a Louisville law firm.

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A former lawyer in state Attorney General Andy Beshear's office has filed a lawsuit contending she was subjected to sex discrimination and recrimination under the state whistleblower law.  

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Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he “strongly supports” President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General. Trump named Republican Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for the role today along with other key posts.

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The launch of a state public benefit system has drawn criticism from a bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers. 

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Kentucky Attorney General soon leads a national committee working to combat the drug epidemic. Andy Beshear will serve as co-chair of the Substance Abuse Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General. 

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Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office is providing more than $700,000 to substance abuse treatment facilities statewide to combat Kentucky’s opioid drug epidemic. 

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Former state Representative Don Pasley has resigned as an executive adviser to Attorney General Andy Beshear. 

His resignation comes shortly after a newspaper informed Beshear's office that Pasley was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in March. 

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office has entered into an agreement with Mid-Continent University to restore loans to former students. The now-closed school must offer loans matching the terms and conditions of federal loans for balances remaining from 2011 to 2014. The school must also offer balance discharges or loan forgiveness to qualified students. 

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  Kentucky’s Attorney General’s office said the state's same-sex marriage ban should stand, but that overturning it would grant gay couples the same legal protections as straight couples.  

The state made its defense of the ban today in response to a lawsuit brought by Gregory Bourke and Michael De Leon of Louisville, who were married in Canada nine years ago.  Assistant Attorney General Clay Barkley asked the judge to dismiss the case saying the men lack standing to challenge the law.  

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