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A new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the decision to leave their abuser. Kentucky lawmakers this session passed a bill giving people with long-term protective orders the ability to terminate a rental lease with 30 days notice to their landlord.

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The Bowling Green-based International Center of Kentucky is not requesting any refugees from Syria for the next fiscal year. The center’s Executive Director Albert Mbanfu said Syrian refugees are not expected to be approved because the Trump administration considers them a "special concern."

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A couple has reached a $5,000 settlement with the city of Bowling Green after police erroneously served a search warrant on their home.

Rhonda Miller, WKYU

A handful of southern Kentucky activists rallied at the Bowling Green office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul in support of a national campaign to urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to establish an independent investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Rand Paul is a member of that committee.

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  A long-time television producer who made Bowling Green his second home has passed away. Chuck Barris died Tuesday at his home outside New York City.  The creator of “The Gong Show” and “The Newlywed Game” was 87. Barris visited southern Kentucky often after marrying Bowling Green native Mary Clagett in 2000. He was also a supporter of the Bowling Green-based “Orchestra Kentucky.” Music director Jeffrey Reed said Barris was always generous with his time and talent.

Lisa Autry, WKYU

Supporters of a 'fairness ordinance' will lobby the Bowling Green City Commission Tuesday evening. 

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The Kentucky Senate has added its support for legislation to authorize $10.5 million in bonds to back a project to build a veterans nursing home in Bowling Green. 

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The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill today to authorize $10.5 million dollars in bonds to back a project to build a veterans nursing home in Bowling Green.

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A Bowling Green immigration attorney says many undocumented immigrants in the region are asking if they’ll be impacted by President Trump’s recent executive orders.

Lisa Autry, WKYU

Some Kentucky businesses are placing their names on a growing national list of sanctuary restaurants. 

At least ten businesses in the commonwealth have declared themselves sanctuary restaurants, meaning they have zero tolerance racism, sexism, and xenophobia.  The designation also bans harassment against anyone based on their immigrant or refugee status. 

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