Public Affairs

 

  • Minimum Wage Debate: Who Wins and Who Loses?

    by John Gregory | 08/19/14 4:22 PM

    Legislation to increase the minimum wage has been proposed in Frankfort and Washington, and the issue is part of the discussion in this year's U.S. Senate race between Alison Lundergan Grimes and Sen. Mitch McConnell. Read more.

  • Lexington Mothers Push to End Gun Violence

    by John Gregory | 08/19/14 11:55 AM

    Struggling to make sense of her son's shooting death a year ago, Tonya Lindsey reached out to other Lexington parents who had lost children to gun violence. From those initial conversations, the group Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence - or SWAG - was born. Read more.

  • Beshear, Rogers Update SOAR Initiative

    by John Gregory | 08/18/14 3:13 PM

    Reflecting on the snowy day last December when state officials launched the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative, Congressman Hal Rogers evokes a metaphor that alludes to the long-term nature of efforts to revitalize eastern Kentucky: Read more.

  • Grimes' ad attacks McConnell's wealth; Libertarian enters the race

    by John Gregory | 08/18/14 2:07 PM

    The panel on Comment on Kentucky had a full plate of campaign news to digest this weekend as a new U.S. Senate political ad hit the airwaves, and a new candidate entered that contest. Read more.


Would Increasing the Minimum Wage Hurt or Benefit Kentuckians?

Legislation to boost the minimum wage has been proposed in Frankfort and Washington, and the issue is part of the discussion in this year's U.S. Senate race between Alison Lundergan Grimes and Sen. Mitch McConnell. Read more.

'Clinton Country' Welcomes Number 42 Pitching for Grimes

Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and her ambassadors want voters to know that the 35-year-old Kentucky Secretary of State is a Wendell Ford and Bill Clinton kind of Democrat, not a left-of-center Hollywood archetype ignorant to the Kentucky way of life. That message was a key takeaway from Kentucky's first and only female Gov. Martha Layne Collins, who's accompanying Grimes on the campaign trail. Read more.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Started Early in Leader's Life

    by John Gregory | 08/14/14 5:57 PM

    In conversation, Marta Miranda's words are wrapped with the accent of her native Cuba, and punctuated with her passion for helping survivors of domestic violence. Read more.

  • Flood of Children at Southern Border Sharpens Immigration Policy Debate

    by John Gregory | 08/12/14 2:30 PM

    The recent surge of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the southern border of the United States has created a humanitarian crisis and sharpened an already contentious debate about federal immigration policy. Read more.

  • Rand Paul Says Inclusive, Flexible GOP Can Win Back Presidency

    by John Gregory | 08/11/14 10:05 AM

    Rand Paul says when he decided to run for the U.S. Senate, his wife wasn't excited by the idea, even though they thought he wouldn't be elected. Now that Sen. Paul is considering a run for President of the United States, he says the ramifications for him and his family are 100 times greater. Read more.

  • Panel Rehashes Fancy Farm, Latest on Senate Race

    by John Gregory | 08/11/14 9:56 AM

    In the week since Fancy Farm, the political focus has shifted from western to eastern Kentucky as the U.S. Senate candidates toured coal country. Incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell made a two-day visit to the region with its congressman, Rep. Hal Rogers, while democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes visited Hazard with former President Bill Clinton. Read more.

  • Not the '70s Anymore: Activist Says New Feminism Reaches Out to More Diverse Groups

    by John Gregory | 08/06/14 9:28 AM

    Judi Jennings has had a long and fruitful career of helping to give voice to women artists and rural citizens who want to create a better future for the commonwealth. Read more.

  • Chuck Todd Digs into Kentucky Politics

    by John Gregory | 08/05/14 8:49 AM

    NBC News political analyst-and avowed political junkie-Chuck Todd smiles when he says Kentucky is the place to be over the next few years. Coming up are what’s likely to be a $100 million race for U.S. Senate this fall, one of only two open gubernatorial contests in 2015, and a leading Republican contender for president in 2016. Read more.