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Rand Paul says death penalty is a state issue

Updated: 09/17/2014 - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.

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UAW backs Grimes in Kentucky Senate race

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from the United Auto Workers in her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election.

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McConnell weighs in on border crisis

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has a solution to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors flocking to the U.S. border.

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Eastern Kentucky gets $1 million grant

Posted: 07/07/2014 - A national community service organization is investing $1 million in eastern Kentucky to help the region recover from the downturn in the coal industry.

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Heiner gave his campaign $4 million

Updated: 07/07/2014 - Hal Heiner donated $4 million to his campaign for governor last quarter as he seeks to give himself a huge cash advantage over his potential Republican rivals.

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Grimes: McConnell opposes black lung benefits

Posted: 07/03/2014 - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is committed to the repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act - even though it includes provisions to help coal miners receive benefits for black lung disease.

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Grimes, Warren hit McConnell on student loan debt

Posted: 06/29/2014 - Grimes and Warren criticized McConnell for siding with millionaires instead of students. McConnell has said the bill was about politics and never about students.

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New House leader to raise money for Kentucky

Posted: 06/23/2014 - Newly-elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will raise money for Kentucky House Republicans trying to gain control of the state's lower chamber for the first time in nearly 100 years.

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Sen. Rand Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Among the potential Republican presidential candidates who've been looking for the support of religious conservatives today is Rand Paul -- who, in an address to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, vowed to fight against abortion for the rest of his political career.

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McConnell, Grimes announce competing bridge plans

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates announced competing plans Friday to replace the decaying Brent Spence Bridge in a conservative enclave of northern Kentucky that could figure prominently in the November election.

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Pension board to discuss bankruptcy ruling

Posted: 06/10/2014 - The Kentucky Retirement System board of trustees will have a private meeting Wednesday to discuss a recent bankruptcy ruling that could threaten the financial future of the system and its more than 300,000 participants.

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Coal Report: Grimes did not talk coal in DC speech

Posted: 06/10/2014 - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes did not mention coal in a speech at a Washington fundraiser with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to a recording obtained by Politico.

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Ky. city considers rescinding pit bull ban

Posted: 06/04/2014 - Officials in a northern Kentucky city that banned pit bulls nearly 30 years ago are looking at the possibility of allowing the dogs again.

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Appeals court set to hear pain pill clinic case

Posted: 06/03/2014 - A federal appeals court is set to hear the appeal of a Louisiana businessman serving 15 years in federal prison for distributing oxycodone and methadone in eastern Kentucky illegally through pain clinic patients.

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Coalfield residents worry about new regulations

Posted: 06/02/2014 - News of stricter federal emissions standards on coal-fired power plants is being met with groans in eastern Kentucky, where locals are worried about keeping their coal industry jobs.

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