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Ky. House Passes Bill To Ban Abortion If Roe v. Wade Overturned

A bill that would totally ban abortions in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1973 ruling that legalized the procedure passed out of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Friday. The measure passed out of the House with a vote of 69-20 and now heads to the state Senate, which advanced another restrictive abortion measure earlier this week. Rep. Joe Fischer, a Republican from Ft. Thomas and sponsor of House Bill 148, said the measure would serve as a message from the people of...

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Hemp’s Heyday: It’s Finally Legal. Now, Can Ohio Valley Farmers Cash In?

Inside Winkin’ Sun Hemp Company in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, store owner Doug Flight tries to position himself in front of a camera crew. His experience with growing and selling hemp spans years. But memorizing lines for what he says could be the first hemp TV commercial in the state is another issue. “I know, I grow,” Flight says to the camera. “Is that it?” Flight asked. “It’s ‘I know because I grow,’” someone with the camera crew said back. Flight has wanted to shoot a regional...

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Lawmakers advanced a flurry of conservative bills in the Kentucky legislature this week, including two major anti-abortion initiatives, a bill that would scale back the state’s solar industry and a measure that would no longer require people who concealed carry weapons to get a permit.

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  A bill that would totally ban abortions in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1973 ruling that legalized the procedure passed out of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Friday.

The measure passed out of the House with a vote of 69-20 and now heads to the state Senate, which advanced another restrictive abortion measure earlier this week.

Rep. Joe Fischer, a Republican from Ft. Thomas and sponsor of House Bill 148, said the measure would serve as a message from the people of Kentucky to the Supreme Court and every other state.

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The high water level of the Ohio River has the Owensboro-Daviess County region under a flood warning until Friday, Feb. 22.  Many roads are closed and the county is handing out sandbags on Saturday morning.

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The Kentucky Senate has overwhelmingly approved abortion and gun-related legislation.

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Illinois Democrats have introduced two measures that would expand abortion access in the state by removing a parental notification requirement and a ban on late-term abortions.

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An Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation says its top state parks official has been fired over allegations of workplace misconduct.

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Lawmakers in coal-loving Kentucky have approved a bill that could make solar panels less lucrative for residential customers beyond 2020.

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The coordinator of a women’s health nonprofit says it's expanding services to more regional schools. Clutch collects and distributes feminine hygiene products and works to address and misconceptions about a woman’s menstrual cycle.

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New state data shows that nearly half of Tennessee students enrolled in higher education during the 2016-2017 school year needed some sort of remedial classes during their first year of college.

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