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NY fracking held as Cuomo, RFK Jr. talk health

Posted: 03/02/2013 - People familiar with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's thinking on fracking tell The Associated Press he was on the brink of approving the much-debated gas drilling method last month but held off after discussions with environmentalist and former brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Boehner: No reason to block Keystone XL pipeline

Posted: 03/02/2013 - Supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas say that a new State Department report is the latest evidence the project should be approved.

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Budget cuts to hit military school districts first

Posted: 03/02/2013 - While public schools everywhere will be affected by the government's automatic budget cuts, few will feel the funding pinch faster than those on and around military bases.

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Cuts in place, Obama and GOP brace for next fight

Posted: 03/02/2013 - Severe spending cuts are now the law of the land and the battle has spilled into the weekly media messages from President Barack Obama and the Republicans, with both sides saying it's the other's fault.

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McConnell downplays impact of spending cuts

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is downplaying the risks that looming automatic federal spending cuts will damage the nation's economy. His outlook differs starkly from the dire warnings from President Barack Obama's administration.

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Government workers in Kentucky brace for sequester

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Regardless of what happens with Congress Thursday evening, workers at the Blue Grass Army Depot would have about sixty days before they notice any changes. Those changes could include furlough days.

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Heavy hitters push prescription drug law changes

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear has joined with Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo to press for changes to Kentucky's new prescription drug law.

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Benedict greets cardinals on final day as pope

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI has greeted his cardinals for the last time as pontiff, beginning a quiet final day as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics before flying off into retirement.

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Fort Campbell outlines impact of furloughs, cuts

Posted: 02/28/2013 - With military budget cuts set to take effect Friday, Fort Campbell's leaders are preparing to give more details on furloughs facing thousands of civilian employees and local impact of those cuts on soldiers and their families.

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Senate passes bill inspired by fallen officer

Updated: 02/27/2013 - Kentucky senators voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 15, the Bryan Durman Act on Wednesday. Durman's widow, Brandy, was there to see the bill's passage.

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Budget may cut military from Louisville air show

Updated: 02/27/2013 - Federal spending cuts that are set to take effect Friday may mean no military jets will participate in the air show during this year's Thunder Over Louisville.

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Lawmaker wants to scale back hemp bill

Posted: 02/26/2013 - A Kentucky House committee chairman is planning to scale back an industrial hemp bill to allow the University of Kentucky to seek permission to study the crop currently banned by the federal government.

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Statewide smoking ban not likely to make it out of house

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Legislation that would institute a statewide smoking ban in restaurants and other public places has been sent to the House Judiciary Committee for further review, making it unlikely it can pass in this legislative session.

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Proposal would give Gov. Beshear extra year in office

Updated: 02/26/2013 - Governor Steve Beshear would get an extra year in office and Kentucky's statewide elections would be aligned with national elections under an amendment that has passed the senate.

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