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Democratic Candidates For Ky. Governor Take Part In First Televised Debate

Kentucky’s Democratic candidates for governor participated in the first televised debate of the campaign season Wednesday night. They argued over issues like abortion, how to generate more revenue for the state and who has the best chance to beat incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin.

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Kentucky State Representative Randy Bridges says additional state revenue is necessary to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure.

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Kentucky’s Democratic candidates for governor participated in the first televised debate of the campaign season Wednesday night. They argued over issues like abortion, how to generate more revenue for the state and who has the best chance to beat incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin.

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Kentucky state Senator Danny Carroll feels certain a special session will be called in the coming months to take on the state’s pension crisis and that the resulting bill will be a revised version of the late-session bill lawmakers passed and that the governor vetoed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 695 measles cases in 22 states.

"This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated from this country in 2000," according to a CDC statement issued late Wednesday.

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a newly implemented ordinance by the city of Los Angeles that seeks to limit ties between city contractors and the gun rights group.

The lawsuit alleges that the ordinance, which took effect on April 1, violates constitutional protections for free speech and association under the First Amendment and the right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will lead a global effort to stop social media from promoting terrorism in the wake of recent attacks that devastated New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

"This isn't about freedom of expression; this is about preventing violent extremism and terrorism online," Ardern told reporters at a news conference in Auckland on Wednesday.

Facebook expects to pay a fine of up to $5 billion in a settlement with federal regulators. The tech giant disclosed that figure in its first-quarter 2019 financial results.

It's the stuff of a Hollywood blockbuster: Five hundred years ago, a son of Christopher Columbus assembled one of the greatest libraries the world has ever known. The volumes inside were mostly lost to history. Now, a precious book summarizing the contents of the library has turned up in a manuscript collection in Denmark.

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Two people have died in a small plane crash in Kentucky.

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  Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called on state Democrats at a meet-and-greet dinner in Hopkins County to not attack one another ahead of primary elections, echoing an earlier request by his son who’s running for governor.

 

Beshear’s request for positive campaigning comes during a tightening primary race for governor between his son, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, state representative Rocky Adkins and former state auditor Adam Edelen.

 

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