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Ludovic Bertron, via Wikimedia Commons

The first historical markers commemorating Kentucky's LGBTQ history have been unveiled.

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It took generations to erect all the nation's Confederate monuments, and a new report shows they're being removed at a pace of about three each month.

California legalized marijuana in 2016, and on Jan. 1, 2018, eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, ready to start shopping at the stroke of midnight.

The effect has gone beyond the cannabis cash register. Everyone has seen the ads or heard the chatter — and that includes minors, though marijuana remains illegal for those under 21.

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Kentucky has slipped to 37th place in a national ranking of states that provide a safe, secure and healthy childhood.      

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Traffic will be briefly halted Friday morning on the New US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton for an explosive underwater demolition.

The United States does not stack up favorably when compared to other nations with advanced economies when it comes to childhood poverty worldwide, according to a new report, which considered factors such as the lack of access to quality food, high adolescent birth rates and a child dropping out of school.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Some community members took to social media alleging donations to the ‘Marshall Strong’ account were not reaching Marshall County High School shooting victims. One of the individuals in charge of distributing the funds said it’s a complicated process.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The new members of the Calloway County Public Library Board say a re-evaluation of a recently-approved library expansion is among their top priorities. 

courtesy of Kimberly Shatney

Kimberly Shatney lives just outside Pine Grove, West Virginia, an incorporated town of about 500 people with a big problem. Behind a small sandwich shop in town, she points to the ground caked with what looks like dry mud.

Hundreds of survivors of domestic violence have come through the doors of neurologist Glynnis Zieman's Phoenix clinic in the past three years.

"The domestic violence patients are the next chapter of brain injury," she says.

Zieman begins every new patient visit with a simple question: "What are the symptoms you hope I can help you with?"

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