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Trump works to win over Catholic voters on abortion issue

President Trump announced an executive order that would require medical care be given to babies who are born alive after failed abortion attempts.

Governors DeWine, Beshear, Holcomb, others react to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

  Lawmakers demand more polling locations in Jefferson Co. for November election

McConnell, Ky. politicians react to passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Local organizations push for the Black vote and change

  Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

Scam Alert: Voters, be wary of bogus mailers and texts

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Protesters gather outside Trump campaign event in Phoenix

USPS sends vote-by-mail postcard to households

Cruz urges Department of Justice to investigate Netflix film ‘Cuties’

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s torrent of falsehoods, Biden missteps

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race for “personal and family reasons."

  Some feel tricked into signing petition to get Kanye West on Kentucky ballot

Rap mogul Kanye West will appear on the Kentucky presidential ballot in November, according to Secretary of State Michael Adams, who told WAVE 3 News he certified the 5,000 signatures required under state law.

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

Most of the infiltration attempts by Russian, Chinese and Iranian agents were halted by Microsoft security software and the targets notified.

  KY Black Legislative Caucus signals Beshear open to Special Session if specifics can be hashed out

Without the call for legislators to return to Frankfort, reform would have to wait until the next time the legislature is scheduled to meet in 2021.

Trump, Biden and the road to 270 electoral votes

Daniel Cameron on Supreme Court short list, Trump says

House expected to vote on marijuana decriminalization bill in September

  Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

  Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

Trump denies calling US war dead ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’

  Protesters gather outside Pelosi’s California home after her salon visit

Hairstylists took to the street outside of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home Thursday.

Joe Biden addresses Breonna Taylor case: ’Let the judicial system work its way’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked whether charges are appropriate for the officers who shot Breonna Taylor in Louisville and Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

McGrath absent as McConnell describes ‘utter contempt’ Democrats have for rural America

Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau Senate Candidate Forum for the seventh time as a candidate, McConnell said it’s the first time his opponent has declined to appear.

Ex-university president calls out McConnell on race issues

A former university president in Kentucky on Friday urged the Republican majority leader to speak out against President Donald Trump’s efforts to create a “greater racial divide.”

Nicholas Sandmann hired by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign team

Covington Catholic High School graduate Nick Sandmann will be joining Mitch McConnell’s campaign team as its grassroots director.

Ky. AG Daniel Cameron, Gov. Beshear file Supreme Court briefs in COVID-19 executive order case

AG Daniel Cameron claimed Gov. Beshear's executive orders put in place due to COVID-19 are unconstitutional.

  Rand Paul blasts ’idiots’ who ’attacked’ him near White House

Sen. Rand Paul said he was “attacked by an angry mob” after leaving the White House following the Republican National Convention.

  Kentucky county clerks preparing for large General Election turn out

Absentee ballots, more polling places, and early voting are the changes Kentuckians will see during the upcoming General Election. Each of those has its own benefits but also challenges for the county clerks tasked with pulling it all off.

US officials: No signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote

U.S. officials say they have no intelligence to suggest that foreign countries are working to undermine mail-in voting.

McConnell-McGrath debate may not happen

There’s a growing possibility that Kentucky’s two major U.S. Senate candidates will not debate face-to-face this fall.

  Nick Sandmann speaks at RNC on cancel culture, the ‘outraged mob’ and his smile in that photo

Sandmann spoke 20 months after videos surfaced of an incident involving him at the March for Life in Washington DC.

Teen from video of 2019 Washington protest to address RNC

Nicholas Sandmann will urge voters to reelect President Donald Trump in his speech during the gathering’s second night.

  WHAT TO WATCH: Melania, Pompeo and Trump at GOP convention

First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are the featured speakers Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.

Ky. AG Daniel Cameron, Senator Mitch McConnell among local speakers at 2020 Republican National Convention

A number of local GOP leaders have been announced as speakers during this year’s event.

Online absentee ballot request now open for 2020 General Election

The starting process for absentee voting has begun in Kentucky, and now an online portal to request a ballot is open.

McGrath calls out AG on Breonna Taylor investigation; Cameron fires right back

U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath tweeted a slap at Daniel Cameron, and Kentucky’s attorney general hit right back at her Friday.

Trump wants Supreme Court’s OK to block critics on Twitter

A federal appeals court in New York ruled last year that Trump violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to silence a viewpoint.

LeBron James, other Lakers wear altered MAGA hats in honor of Breonna Taylor

Instead of reading “Make America Great Again,” the hats had “Great Again” crossed out and said, “Make America arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”

WHAT TO WATCH: Biden agenda and reviving Obama enthusiasm

Former President Barack Obama, who picked Biden as his running mate a dozen years ago, has top billing for the third night of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention.

A US WeChat ban could hurt many in America, not just China

For people in the U.S., WeChat has less functionality than it does in China. But it’s what connects immigrants and students from China to their pasts and to each other.

  Proposed effort could revive Mississippi’s rebel-themed flag

Organizers of a group called Let Mississippi Vote said they are starting an initiative to put the retired flag and three other flag designs on the statewide ballot.

Trump to withdraw Pendley’s nomination as public lands chief

President Donald Trump intends to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management, a senior administration official said Saturday — much to the relief of environmentalists who insisted the longtime advocate of selling federal lands should not be overseeing them

  Some concerned lack of USPS relief funds could hurt neighbors, election

President Donald Trump claimed this week he's not supporting relief funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which some have asked for to process an increase in mail-in ballots during the pandemic.

Beshear announces plans for November election

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced the state's plans for the November general election.

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

McConnell remarks on state aid land with thud with governor

“If we don’t get these funds, Kentuckians will suffer,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a coronavirus briefing.

Poll volunteers needed for November election

Kentucky is facing a poll worker shortage, according the Kentucky Secretary of State.

Adams’ proposals stop short of mail-in voting for all

As in the primary, Adams is again suggesting the state use a combination of mail-in absentee balloting, early in-person voting and in-person Election Day voting.

Beshear: Unemployment action ‘not workable’ in current form

“I think it’s really important that we see, ultimately, a congressional solution,” the governor said.

Settlement reached after ex-governor blocked people online

A lawsuit challenging former Gov. Matt Bevin’s practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor’s official social media accounts.

Poll: Trump, McConnell enjoy big leads in Kentucky over Democratic rivals

New polling just out suggests President Donald Trump should once again collect Kentucky's eight electoral votes in his November bid for re-election.

  Kentucky calls on young people to help with poll worker shortage in November

Kentucky's Secretary of State is calling on young people to volunteer as poll workers during the November general election to help increase polling locations.

No political barbs at scaled back Fancy Farm annual picnic

The spicy speeches at Fancy Farm were canceled this year, but some politicians had the annual kickoff of Kentucky’s political season on their minds.

Amy McGrath makes stop in Owensboro this weekend

This visit was all part of McGrath’s ongoing efforts to expand voting access, as she kicks off her voter registration initiative. The outreach includes historically disenfranchised Kentuckians.

  Freelancers, technicians in arts and entertainment industry still uncertain about future

The extra $600 on unemployment checks from the federal government will be cut off at the end of July unless the government extends it.

California salon continues cutting hair indoors in defiance of state orders

San Jose’s Salon Blu is now cutting hair outdoors amid California’s recently relaxed rules on hair salons, but it is also servicing clients indoors.

US Mint: ‘We need your help’ by using exact change when making purchases

The U.S. Mint is asking for the public to make purchases using exact change.

  Gov. Beshear leaves baseball tournament with son after observing a lack of COVID-19 precautions

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear had plans to watch his son play baseball Sunday, but that all changed quickly.

Kentucky Supreme Court: Beshear’s COVID-19 restrictions will stay in place for now

The governor said during a Friday afternoon press conference that he is relieved by the decision

NKY judge blocks Beshear’s COVID-19 executive orders on race tracks, child care, restaurants

'This ruling does not hamper the ability of the public health officials to ensure the safety and well-being of Kentuckians,' Attorney General Daniel Cameron tweeted overnight

  Lawyers, protesters say no felony was committed on Daniel Cameron’s lawn

Karl Price is an attorney representing a group called “The 87,” made up of the 87 protesters who were arrested following a demonstration on the front lawn of the newly-purchased home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

Beshear, Cameron take battle over COVID-19 rules to Twitter

Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron have taken their disagreement about COVID-19 rules from a courtroom to Twitter.

  McConnell urges use of face masks, has ‘total’ confidence in Fauci

Mitch McConnell was in Shelbyville on Wednesday, speaking with reporters and thanking frontline health care workers.

  Attorneys weigh in on legality of Kentucky’s mask mandate

Kentucky’s mask mandate went into effect Friday evening, but, several days later, some still question whether the order is legal.

Ky. appeals court rejects Beshear’s fast-track bid to reverse restraining orders

The governor used an 'extraordinary' approach to reverse the rulings, and the appellate court didn't buy it.

  McGrath discusses primary, COVID-19 and racial justice

With the 2020 Kentucky Primary Election in the books, Democrat Amy McGrath is looking to unseat Senator Mitch McConnell in November.

Amy McGrath makes campaign appearance in Louisville

Amy McGrath, who is looking to beat Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell in the upcoming general election, was in Louisville Monday.

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.

Read Gov. Beshear’s full mandatory mask order

Gov. Andy Beshear’s mandatory mask order takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday.

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says no-knock warrant ban has bipartisan support

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers on Thursday said he’s working on a bill that would ban no-knock warrants across the state.

Ballot Breakdown: Jefferson Co. Clerk releases mail-in numbers, rejection reasons

The Jefferson County Clerk released totals Tuesday for the number of mail-in ballots received in the recent statewide primary.

  Amy McGrath declared winner in Senate Democratic primary

Amy McGrath will take on Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Charles Booker wins Jefferson County in Senate Democratic primary

Charles Booker and Amy McGrath are both looking to take on Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Booker wins Fayette County in Kentucky primary election

Amy McGrath and Charles Booker are the front runners vying for a chance to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November.

Senate Democratic primary heads to finish line in Kentucky

All eyes are on Charles Booker or Amy McGrath to snag the bid.

‘Hands Free Law’ goes into effect in Indiana on July 1

Indiana's “Hands Free Law” is going into effect on July 1 to help authorities better crack down on distracted driving.

Booker leads McGrath but most Kentucky votes not yet counted

Progressive candidate Charles Booker pulled ahead of Amy McGrath on Thursday in his bid for an upset in Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary, but most votes had yet to be counted.

  Kentucky secretary of state reflects on primary, discusses fall election vision

The Kentucky primary is now over. After results come in, focus will shift to the general election in November.