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Despite widespread confusion over drastic leadership changes atop the University of Louisville, President James Ramsey said Thursday that operations are “business as usual.”

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The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide the fate of local minimum wage laws.

On Friday, the court heard arguments over whether Louisville’s minimum wage ordinance violates state law by going beyond the scope of Kentucky’s minimum wage, which is tied to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour.

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  If the Aetna-Humana deal goes through, Louisville will become the headquarters of the company’s Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare businesses, officials from the companies said on Monday.

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  Protest organizers on Monday issued a dozen demands to Louisville Metro Police, including a call to remove local police union president David Mutchler from the department.

The protest was a response to an open letter sent last week by Mutchler. In the letter, Mutchler blasted residents who had criticized police actions and tactics.

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Louisville-based band D'Arkestra has been performing together since 2012. The seven-piece group brings odd meter grooves, tight horn lines and improvisation to their energetic live shows. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with leader, songwriter and saxophonist Drew Miller about how the group has developed their sound and what we can look forward to in their performance at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah.

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Louisville’s Simmons College of Kentucky has been officially designated as a Historically Black College and University, or HBCU.

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Update 3:45 p.m.: Air Situation

Regulators detected hydrochloric acid gas in the smoke at the site. But they haven’t found any signs of the toxic gas downwind. The city’s air pollution monitors have registered slightly higher levels of particulate matter today than is typical, but there haven’t been any large spikes in air pollution since the fire began.

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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Louisville next month at the end of a U.S. tour.

Their visit on March 20 will focus on the links between health and the environment. Prince Charles has long been an advocate for sustainability, andpublished a book in 2010 about humanity’s disconnect with nature.

University of Louisville President James Ramsey publicly confirmed Thursday that the university is in talks to receive a large monetary gift — said to be $6 million — from Papa John’s International CEO John Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation.

Louisville community activists have organized a peaceful protest for this evening following a grand jury's decision to not indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed African-American 18-year-old.

More than 300 people have replied that they plan to attend the Louisville event, which is planned for 5 p.m. outside of Louisville Metro Police headquarters at Seventh and Jefferson streets in downtown Louisville.

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