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Hemp proposal in Ky. not up in smoke after all

Posted: 03/04/2013 - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky is scheduled for a vote in the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee later this week.

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Chemical weapons to be contained in new Depot facility

Posted: 03/04/2013 - One of the largest construction projects in the state is happening in Central Kentucky. Protected by armed guards and high fences, the almost two-billion dollar building project is unlike anything else in the Commonwealth.

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Biden: Selma beatings shaped him, nation

Updated: 03/03/2013 - Vice President Joe Biden said nothing shaped his consciousness more than seeing TV footage of voting rights marchers being beaten by state troopers on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.

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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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