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Committee to meet Wednesday to discuss petitions aimed at impeaching Beshear, Cameron

A committee assigned to look into petitions seeking the impeachments of Kentucky’s governor, the attorney general and a lawmaker is scheduled to meet Wednesday afternoon in Frankfort.

  UofL alumnus performs ‘Taps’ at presidential inauguration ceremony

  Biden pledge to accept more refugees brings hope to those relocated to Louisville

  ‘She actually looks like us’: Louisville girls react to swearing-in of Kamala Harris as VP

  Pence reflects on time in office during Indiana visit following inauguration

Indiana governor touts COVID-19 recovery in State of State

FBI arrests Louisville man for role in U.S. Capitol protests

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  With his days numbered as Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell is still the strongest voice on the outcome of impeachment

  Trump’s impeachment trial can happen after he leaves office, UofL law expert explains

  Local lawmakers weigh in on impeachment hearings

  What Erika Shields implemented in Atlanta as chief

  FBI warning of armed protests at state capitols taken seriously in Frankfort

Russell Coleman: U.S. Attorney for Western District of Kentucky resigns

  Advocate calling for Cole’s Place to close after double homicide

Cole's has been the scene of multiple violent crimes over the years.

Lawmakers vote to give AG power to regulate abortion clinics

Kentucky’s anti-abortion attorney general would be given new power to regulate abortion clinics under a bill that won final passage Saturday from the Republican-dominated legislature.

Demonstrators call for decriminalization of Marijuana outside Hall of Justice

Seum says states should have control over the drug, not the federal government.

Owensboro Pastor among protestors at Capitol Hill

Pastor Brian Gibson is the lead pastor at HIS Church on Frederica St. He tells us his mission was to be there to peacefully protest the election, and he was not among the people who stormed the Capitol.

  KY state lawmakers notice increased police presence after capitol siege, some push for change

AG Daniel Cameron condems ‘despicable’ violence at US Capitol

Mitch McConnell votes ‘to respect the people’s decision’

Gov. Beshear, First Lady read mean tweets in hilarious year-end video

  Congress approves federal oversight for thoroughbred racing

  Daniel Cameron reflects on first year as Kentucky Attorney General

High court won’t block Beshear’s order halting in-person classes at religious schools

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block an order by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that bars in-person, K-12 education until early January in areas hard hit by COVID-19.

Rand Paul on Biden victory: ‘The fraud happened’

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said that “in many ways” this year’s general election was stolen by President-elect Joe Biden, according to multiple reports.

Daniel Cameron joins lawsuit against Ky. over NTI mandate

Attorney General Daniel Cameron says the NTI rules break first amendment rights.

‘Kamala Pecan’: Kentucky shop names ice cream after Harris

The company had been planning to call a limited-time treat Caramel Pecan, but decided to change the name after Harris was elected vice president.

Colmon Elridge selected as new chair of Kentucky Democratic Party

Elridge will be the first African-American to hold the position in the Commonwealth’s history.

  Simmons College receives hateful calls following election of HBCU grad Kamala Harris

Following the apparent election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Louisville’s only Historically Black College has received two hate-fueled voice mails in recent days.

Beshear joins 19 states in fight to defend Affordable Care Act

Beshear first took on defending the ACA while he was the acting attorney general for Kentucky.

  Restaurant owners, Biden supporters offer Trump supporters free food for MAGA hats

On Facebook, the owners offered free food from their Pollo restaurant on Brownsboro Road to anyone willing to give up their campaign MAGA hats, shirts and flags.

  Ky. AG Daniel Cameron joins legal challenge urging toss of Pa. mail-in ballots

Cameron is one of 10 Republican attorneys general across the nation urging the Supreme Court to take up the case.

  Congressional tweets raise questions, but no facts, regarding actual voting fraud

While expressing concerns and suggesting the possibility, area congressmen do not offer any verification of actual voter fraud in the presidential election.

  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris: HBCU grad and AKA member

Nearly 150 years after the illustrious Howard University was founded, fellow graduates reflect on Kamala Harris, the first woman to become Vice President.

Former Pres. Jimmy Carter responds to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

In a statement on Twitter from The Carter Center, the former president said he “looks forward to seeing the positive change they bring to our nation.”

  ‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

There have been no reports of anyone getting shot, and the laws in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan allow people to openly carry firearms in public.

Local leaders respond to election of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Local leaders and officials in Kentucky have been posting reactions on social media following the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

  IU political experts weigh in on election lawsuits

The margins are narrowing, but President Donald Trump continues suing to stop the count in states where he’s ahead, while questioning legal votes in states where he’s behind.

  Election results are actually coming in as expected

Most of the election week, Americans watched as results trickled in and as of Friday night, they were still coming.

  Kentucky GOP lawmakers reflect on election gains, look forward

GOP members say economic progress is why Kentucky voters have kept them firmly in power.

  Why some Jefferson Co. ballots still being counted may not impact projected election results

Local election officials in Kentucky have a deadline of Nov. 10 to send election results to the state.

How the Electoral College system works

For those who feel like their vote doesn’t count, some argue this presidential election disproves that.

  State Republicans win new seats to preserve GOP legislative majority

Democratic leaders in the state will now face more resistance in the legislature.

  McConnell fields questions over President Trump’s election comments

Among the statements by President Trump were his claim of victory and a threat to go to court if he doesn’t win.

  Kentucky crime victims hopeful Marsy’s Law will grant them more rights

Marsy's Law passed nearly 2-1 in Kentucky.

KSP Commissioner responds over resignation following training controversy

Rodney Brewer says people took the quotes out of context and jumped to conclusions.

  Election Day in Indiana: Holcomb wins re-election as governor

Holcomb (R-IN), along with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, faced Democratic candidate Woody Myers, and Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater II on the ballot.

2020 Election: Trump breezes to victory in Kentucky, Indiana

Just as he did in his surprising 2016 romp, President Donald Trump claimed Kentucky and Indiana in Tuesday night’s bid for re-election.

  McConnell cruises past McGrath, wins 7th term

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell breezed past Amy McGrath and claimed a seventh term in office.

  One Man, One Woman, One Vote: What’s it worth?

As millions of Americans made their way to the polls, many are also reflecting on what it has taken to get that right to vote for many and how important that is.

  Volunteer drivers, shuttles busy sending voters to the polls

A number of people wouldn’t have made out to vote on Election Day, if volunteer drivers didn’t put the pedal to the metal towards the polls.

Indiana AG candidate Todd Rokita tests positive for COVID-19

Indiana Republican Attorney General candidate and former congressman Todd Rokita has recently tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be attending election night events.

  Voting going smoothly at Kentucky Expo Center

Voting has been easy for people at the Kentucky Expo Center on Election Day.

Voting concerns: Secretary of State worried about Eastern Kentucky

Secretary of State Michael Adams said he was confident in Kentucky’s voting process, however he did have some concerns leading up to Election Day.

  Early lines shorten quickly at southern Indiana polling location

For 28 days, Indiana offered early voting, partly to try to limit crowds across the state of Indiana.

  Voters cite COVID-19 safety as reason for voting early

On the day before the 2020 election, thousands showed up to vote early across Kentucky, some citing concern over COVID-19 as the reason they came to cast their ballots early.

  Jefferson County Election Day voting options

Jefferson County will have 20 polling sites. Residents can go to any of them regardless of where they live in the county.

Election Day: Here’s a list of free and discounted options to get to the polls

Election Day is November 3, 2020 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  Big turnout during last weekend of early voting in Jefferson County

Of the four early voting locations, there’s a major discrepancy in how many voters are showing up between them.

  Where candidates for Indiana’s 9th congressional district stand on key issues

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-9) is taking on Democratic challenger Andy Ruff and Libertarian challenger Tonya Millis.

Brett Favre endorses President Trump

Favre’s endorsement comes a day after another retired sports superstar, professional golfer Jack Nicklaus, came out in support of President Trump.

Attorney general candidate calls for Indiana to legalize pot

Jonathan Weinzapfel faces former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita in the November election.

  Spencer County Trump supporters look for another landslide

Trump took 75.6 percent of the vote, making Spencer County one of the reddest spots in a deeply red state.

  Meet the candidates for Jefferson County School Board District 7

WAVE 3 News reached out to both candidates to ask them about important topics impacting JCPS, including the JCPS property tax increase, how to address racial equity in schools and the student assignment proposal.

COVID-19, school funding hot topics in 1st Indiana governor debate

COVID-19 and funding for Hoosier schools were hot topics during the Indiana gubernatorial debate Tuesday night.

  Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

One week since returning to the campaign trail, where his handling of the pandemic is a central issue to voters, Trump blasted his government’s own scientists for their criticism of his performance.

  Early voters flock to polling sites, west end facilities

As each early voting day passes, the numbers show fewer and fewer people are going to the west end sites to cast their ballots.

  Kentucky voters decide on justice system term lengths, qualifications

In Kentucky, voters have to decide on Amendment 2 - whether to change the state constitution when it comes to district court judges and commonwealth's attorneys.

  Early voting locations see large turnout for first weekend

This is the first weekend four facilities in Louisville have been open for early voting. To poll workers' surprise, lines were long and polls were packed.

  USPS worker responsible for discarded absentee ballots no longer employed, could face federal charges

A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday.

  More than 100 absentee ballots bound for Jeffersontown found thrown out

A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday.

  Sen. Mitch McConnell casts early, in-person ballot in Louisville

Sen. Mitch McConnell surprised voters at the Fairgrounds in Louisville on Thursday morning when he cast his ballot early and in person.

  Breonna Taylor’s death influences voters on first day of early voting

As early voting begins across Kentucky, Breonna Taylor’s name is not on the ballot, but it is on the minds of many voters.

  Louisville woman offering to drive people to the polls

Tuesday brought the first day of early voting in Kentucky, and a local woman is on a mission to help transport voters to the polls.

Early-voting locations open Tuesday in Jefferson County

The early-voting period runs until Monday, Nov. 2.

Fact-checking the Kentucky Senate debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s record on Capitol Hill and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Amy McGrath’s plans if she were elected were both key targets for the two candidates in Monday night’s only debate between the candidates, which aired on WAVE 3 News.

  Senate Debate: McConnell, McGrath spar over COVID, term limits, packing the courts

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and challenger Amy McGrath will debate for the first and only time before the November election.

  Kentucky counties prepare for early voting

Kentucky voters will be able to cast an early ballot beginning Tuesday.

  Here’s how, where to cast your ballot early in Jefferson County

With thousands of absentee ballots already issued from the Jefferson County Election Center, registered voters have until 11:59 p.m. Friday if they still need to request one.

Decision 2020: How, when and where to vote in Kentucky, Indiana

Confused about how, when and where to vote in the upcoming general election? Here’s everything you need to know.

  Community leaders see increased interest leading up to Kentucky voter registration deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Kentucky has now passed. Some in Louisville spent the last month, even the final day, making sure anyone who wanted to sign up could.