kentucky

Coal

Bernie Sanders Sent a Bunch of Pizzas to the Coal Miners Blocking a Train in Kentucky

They're protesting about millions’ worth of unpaid wages from their former employer, Blackjewel.
Alex Lubben
8.19.19
politics

Who Is Amy McGrath? Meet the Former Fighter Pilot Trying to Take Down Mitch McConnell

The Kentucky politician launched her campaign with a seriously bleak video urging for change and blaming Washington’s ugliness on Mitch.
Kelly Vinett
7.9.19
Abortion Rights

So-Called "Heartbeat Bills" Are a Lie, and Doctors Want You to Stop Calling Them That

The science behind laws banning abortion after a fetal "heartbeat" is detected is inaccurate.
Emma Ockerman
6.5.19
abortion

Missouri's Governor Just Signed Another Near-Total Abortion Ban into Law

Abortion will be outlawed after eight weeks of pregnancy in Missouri.
Rex Santus
5.24.19
abortion

Giving Fetuses Legal Rights Could Be a Nightmare for Women, Advocates Say

"This is a statute that arguably makes every criminal law applicable to the pregnant women."
Carter Sherman
5.22.19
sexual abuse

A Police Training Program Has Been Plagued By Sexual Abuse Allegations

A survivor recounts years of alleged abuse in the Police Explorers programs, part of the Boy Scouts of America.
Tess Owen
5.10.19
politics

Pro-Trump Kentucky BBQ Food Truck Faces Outrage Over 'LGBTQ' T-Shirts

A similar version of the bastardized acronym ("Liberty, Gun, Bible, Trump") was recently used to intimidate Nashville’s gay community.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.23.19
Cannabis

Hemp Is Good, but Probably Won't Save America's Struggling Farmers

Experts worry that hemp advocates have overhyped its potential as a cash crop.
Austyn Gaffney
4.10.19
Unvaccinated

An unvaccinated high school student just got banned from going to school

The 18-year-old senior objects to the chickenpox vaccine for religious reasons
Emma Ockerman
4.3.19
teacher strikes

How “illegal” teacher strikes rescued the American labor movement

Organized labor in the U.S. is having a moment thanks to public school teachers.
Rex Santus
3.29.19
abortion

Republicans are latching onto "heartbeat" abortion bans to take down Roe v. Wade

But so far in 2019, at least 13 state legislatures have introduced bills to outlaw abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
Carter Sherman
3.28.19
teacher strike

Hundreds of Kentucky schools closed because teachers called out sick in protest of GOP pension bill

The schools don’t have enough substitutes to cover the absences, which affect 140,000 students in the two largest districts alone.
Rex Santus
2.28.19
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