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4 issues shaping the Kentucky 2020 election cycle

By Kristina Francis With the 2020 election cycle in full swing following the Iowa caucuses, voters are beginning to focus on issues they care about and which candidate aligns with their viewpoint. The Kentucky gubernatorial race between former Gov. Matt Bevin and...

What’s the issue?

What’s the issue? By Katelyn Latture There is a lot of talk currently being thrown into the computers, televisions, radios, phones and faces of Americans as the United States prepares for the 2020 national election. With all this noise, it can be difficult to know...

Sanders is current front-runner in a tight race

By Ken Barlow The Democratic presidential primary race has no clear nominee. The party and many candidates have stated that their goal is to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but this could be difficult since there is no candidate...

Law to shield student privacy is often misused, critics say

By Taylor Harrison The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act became law in 1974 and required schools to enforce policies to protect the privacy of students’ education records. But some people think it is being misused to protect university reputations. Through the...

Unconventional candidate for governor promotes weed legalization

By Jessica Voorhees Long white locks, nails painted black and white, and giant rock star sunglasses on a smiling, weathered face characterize an unconventional gubernatorial candidate with an unconventional name: Blackii Effing Whyte. The 68-year-old musician and...

Legislators, activists push for statewide adoption of URTLA

By Nicole Ares Hunter Boyd, an undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University, found his current apartment on Craigslist. After transferring from the University of Kentucky mid-semester, he felt lucky to find an apartment with a six-month lease in Bowling Green....

Professional game developers struggle to turn profit

By Eric Zimmer It’s about six in the evening, and a group of high school freshmen were at a Chipotle close to school after band practice. They’re clustered together, noses buried in their phones as they go back and forth about the new apps they’ve discovered. “Hey,...

Community still recovering 15 years after environmental disaster

By Mollie Moore Abraham Chapman started Oct. 11, 2000 like he does most fall days. Planning to go bow hunting, he woke up around 4 a.m. and was out of the house, driving up the road on his four-wheeler before daybreak. When Chapman reached the gated entrance leading...

Legalizing alcohol sales divides Russell County residents

By Jacob Dick Every September, Lake Cumberland Poker Run brings a surge of boaters to the docks and marinas of Russell County, Kentucky. Spectators and competitors alike crowd the concrete boat ramp with trucks and bright-colored power boats to load supplies and cases...

Kentucky’s Coal-Colored Climate Change denial

By Tanner Cole The sun is still rising, and the small front office of Trimble County High School is already crowded. There are 11 people standing in the building’s doorway, letting in the cool morning air. The Lady Raiders are the district and regional basketball...