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Amazon Chooses Nashville As New 5,000-Job Distribution Hub

Nashville will be home to a new distribution hub for the retail giant Amazon, bringing 5,000 corporate jobs to the city in what public officials are describing as the "single largest jobs commitment" in the state's history.

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Bourbon often takes center stage in Kentucky, but wine is vying to share the spotlight. Especially in far west Kentucky, where one of the state’s fastest-growing wineries is asking legislators to change regulations that owners say are stifling business.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that effective Tuesday morning it will close four vehicle lanes at the Southern border with Mexico at Tijuana to prepare for the migrants working their way north to the United States.

The travelers have said they plan to ask for asylum.

Three northbound lanes will be closed at San Ysidro and another lane at Otay Mesa will also be closed to install "port hardening infrastructure equipment," the agency said in a statement.

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A federal court in Louisville has begun hearing arguments over a new set of abortion restrictions that passed out of the Republican-led Kentucky legislature earlier this year.

Amazon Chooses Nashville As New 5,000-Job Distribution Hub

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Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

Nashville will be home to a new distribution hub for the retail giant Amazon, bringing 5,000 corporate jobs to the city in what public officials are describing as the "single largest jobs commitment" in the state's history.

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The Kentucky Secretary of State is ordering a recanvass of all votes cast last week in a state House race in Owensboro.

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Fewer Kentucky children are living in poverty now compared to 2017. That’s according to the new Kentucky Youth Advocates County Data Book, which looks at 17 measures of child well-being. The percentage of children living in poverty improved in 93 out of 120 counties.

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A consulting firm says the pension system for Kentucky's teachers has more money and less unfunded debt after the legislature decided to fully pay its annual funding request.

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Calloway County Library Board Secretary Mark Kennedy is proposing a new option for library expansion-- moving the library into the former Regions Bank building in downtown Murray.

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he supports Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker's plans to legalize recreational marijuana and create a graduated income tax.

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Election Results 2018

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WKMS Election Results - November 2018

Here are regional results of the 2018 Election in the WKMS listening area of west Kentucky, northwest Tennessee and southern Illinois. We will be updating this list throughout election night. Hear NPR Election Coverage live Tuesday Night on WKMS.

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