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Barren River Area Safe Space

  A Bowling Green-based domestic violence shelter wants to empower women who are trying to land jobs in office settings.

The brothers' Facebook pages are littered with jokes and jabs with their friends. They also post photos of their dog and their mom. They're described as quiet and thoughtful — except when they're rocking in their metal band, Snot Goblin.

In other words, they're American teenagers.

But Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, 19, and Lloyd Skanahwati Gray, 17, are also Native American — and their mother says their appearance was the reason police were called to question the pair as they tried to tour the campus of Colorado State University this week.

MATT MARKGRAF, WKMS

Murray State University president Bob Davies sent a letter of condolences Thursday regarding the deaths of two employees: Michael Whitlow and Dr. Ray Conklin.

Curious Derby: Can Animal Lovers Make Peace With Horse Racing?

May 3, 2018
Ashlie Stevens | wfpl.org

Every horse racing fan remembers Eight Belles’ death, said Michael Blowen, the owner of Old Friends, a retirement farm for thoroughbreds. 

MAREK SZUCS, 123RF STOCK PHOTO

  New data from Feeding America shows 30% of food insecure Kentuckians are ineligible for federal nutrition assistance under current program requirements.

McCracken County Public Library

  A McCracken County Librarian is a finalist for a national public service award.

The two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month have reached a settlement with the coffee chain and the city.

Yale University announced Wednesday that its board of trustees voted to rescind the honorary degree awarded to comedian Bill Cosby in 2003.

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The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

Overdose Deaths Lead to an Increase in Organ Donations

May 2, 2018
KARA LOFTON / WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

A new study finds that the epidemic of drug overdose deaths in the United States has led to an increase in organ donors. Despite previous stigma attached to using organs from overdose donors, the study indicates that outcomes from these transplants are highly successful. This news is hopeful for patients like Vicky Keene who desperately needs a lung transplant.

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