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Heavy traffic surrounding the August 21st total solar eclipse has federal and state transportation officials on edge. Officials said potential delays and safety are the primary concerns.

America's diversity remains on the rise, with all racial and ethnic minorities growing faster than whites from 2015 to 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau says in a new snapshot of the national population. The agency also found the U.S. median age has risen to nearly 38.

Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Both groups grew by 3 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. In the same 12 months, the non-Hispanic white population grew by just 5,000 people.

Labor Gains: Midwifery Goes From Horseback to Hospitals

Jun 21, 2017
Mary Meehan | Ohio Valley ReSource

Nurse midwives have delivered babies in the Ohio Valley for nearly 100 years. But as Mary Meehan reports, that traditional practice is getting a new push with the opening of a clinic at the University of Kentucky.

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Officials say annual counts have found 4,025 homeless people living in Kentucky.

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Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon is calling for the University of Louisville’s athletic arm to put more money into the KFC Yum! Center. The agency that manages the arena is struggling to pay off construction debts despite soaring athletic revenues.

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A progress report filed in federal court shows that Illinois' child welfare agency has slowly made "incremental" improvements, but concerns linger about the impact of the state's budget impasse and a "revolving door" of leadership.

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Kentucky child welfare officials are trying to convince more black families to adopt as part of a strategy to find homes for an influx of children in the state's care.

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Governor Matt Bevin has ordered flags at all state office buildings lowered to half-staff tomorrow on Tuesday, June 20 in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died in Afghanistan earlier this month.

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Do you know where your workplace's automated external defibrillator is located? About half of all U.S. employees don't, according to the results of an American Heart Association survey.

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Rural communities across the Ohio Valley are shrinking as more young people leave to find work, to escape troubles, or to follow dreams. US Census data show West Virginia, for example, losing population faster than almost every other state. West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Ohio Valley ReSource are following six young people from the region to get the personal stories behind these population numbers. 

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