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Indiana governor faces debate challenges over virus actions

Indiana’s number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care unit patients are both up nearly 90% in the past month.

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

  Early voters flock to polling sites, west end facilities

  Kentucky voters decide on justice system term lengths, qualifications

  Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

  Early voting locations see large turnout for first weekend

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

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  More than 100 absentee ballots bound for Jeffersontown found thrown out

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

Ind. governor’s race pits Holcomb against former state health commissioner, US Navy veteran

  Jefferson County voters experience short waits at early voting centers

  ‘Barkley 2020’: Dog’s political signs make Nebraska neighborhood smile

Kanye West celebrates Kentucky poll results found to be ‘not valid’

  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.

Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt tax record turnover

This is the second time the records issue has reached the high court.

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

  Fact Check: McConnell quotes RBG on expanding SCOTUS

  Voters to decide on two Ky. constitutional amendments

  Kentucky counties prepare for early voting

  Breonna Taylor Foundation teams up with local organizations to help get voters to the polls

Louisville Urban League announces ‘Protest to Power’ caravan to the polls starting Tuesday

  McConnell, McGrath prepare for only Senate debate exclusively on WAVE 3 News

Democratic candidate Amy McGrath and Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell will be in Lexington Monday for the only debate between the competitors.

McConnell on Breonna Taylor case: ‘We all regret what happened’

“It was a horrible tragedy, and we all regret what happened," the senator said.

  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.

Trump administration extends free meals for kids for entire school year

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.

Second Trump caravan parade planned for I-275

The parade will happen Saturday, Oct. 24, according to the Facebook page.

Fly on Pence’s head generates buzz in VP debate

A fly was all the buzz online when it landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair during the debate.

  AP FACT CHECK: Claims from Pence and Harris VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris tussled Wednesday in the first and only vice presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election, coming as the coronavirus sidelined President Donald Trump at the White House.

  ‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

He became an overnight sensation following his question during the second presidential debate of 2016 as an undecided voter, but Ken Bone is now sharing his thoughts on the 2020 race.

Lime to offer free scooter rides to the polls on election day

Lime is offering you a ride to the polls on election day - for free.

  Record number of early voters show up to cast ballots in southern Indiana

Early in-person voting will be available until Nov. 2 in Indiana, the day before Election Day.

Kentucky governor criticizes president, GOP for backing off new stimulus package

"It’s them saying they’re not going to do their job because of politics"

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.

  Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.

  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.

Jefferson County Clerk provides numbers on absentee ballots requested, mailed out

On the final day to register to vote, the Jefferson County Clerk has given updates for numbers of absentee ballots requested and mailed out to voters.

  Monday’s the last day to register to vote for 2020 general election

Staff at the Jefferson County Board of Elections has been working 12-hour days to handle the influx of absentee ballot requests.

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests among lawmakers have raised fears of virus outbreak.

McConnell, McGrath react to President Trump testing positive

“I want to wish him and the First Lady well and I’m confident he’ll be able to get through this and recover nicely," McConnell said.

  Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive, “are both well at this time” and plan to remain at the White House while recovering and being closely monitored, according to a statement from his physician, Dr. Sean Conley.

  Senator Todd Young talks Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUS and coronavirus

Indiana Senator Todd Young spoke with reporters Friday about filling the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court.

President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

Trump’s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week.

  Clerk’s office to provide voters clarification on JCPS tax question

Despite an ongoing legal battle, Jefferson County voters will see a question on their ballots this election regarding a JCPS tax increase.

  Decision 2020: Meet Andy Ruff, Indiana’s 9th Congressional District Democratic nominee

Andy Ruff calls himself an “ordinary Hoosier.”

  Jefferson County sees a mountain of absentee ballot requests

Absentee ballots are being requested in numbers never seen before in Jefferson County. If you request a ballot today, expect a short wait.

  First presidential debate leaves heads shaking in Louisville

“It was not a good moment for the American people,” Centre College's Richard Trollinger said.

Beshear: Biden, Trump face-off ‘wasn’t a debate’

Kentucky’s leader is sharing in the public’s disappointment over the state of the first U.S. presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.

Face-to-face anger: Trump, Biden lash, interrupt each other

Trump claimed that Biden’s work on a federal crime bill treated the African American population “about as bad as anybody in this country.”

President Donald Trump’s limo still has Akron-based Goodyear tires despite calls for boycott, promise to remove

The president's limo--called “The Beast”--still has Goodyear’s Kevlar-reinforced run-flat tires on it.

Gov. DeWine on President Trump: ‘I think he’s going to win this time in Ohio’

The governor of Ohio said he believes the 2020 election will end the same way voting did in 2016: With a Republican victory for President Donald Trump.

  What you need to know before voting this year

Local election leaders say if voters take the mail-in ballot route, the local mail carrier process is trustworthy.

McConnell campaign urges McGrath the participate in Kentucky Debate

The debate would be aired on Gray Television stations across Kentucky.

Voter registration deadline nears for November general election

The deadline is just one week away.

Thousands march in Washington to pray and show Trump support

Thousands of people have packed the National Mall in downtown Washington to pray and show their support for President Donald Trump.

UofL basketball players lead march for Breonna Taylor

The players said these protests are about more than a political movement.

Ky. Secretary of State announces plan to increase polling areas

Jefferson County would have 20 polling places under the new plan.

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.

Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

In court papers filed Tuesday, the Trump administration suggested the court hear arguments in the case in December, potentially with a new justice appointed by the president in place.

Report: Order to shorten count wasn’t made by Census Bureau

The report by the Office of Inspector General did not identify who made the decision to shorten the 2020 census from the end of October to the end of September, but it said bureau officials confirm it was not made by them.

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

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statement just a few hours after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday.

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

"Eight locations is inadequate and will not allow for easy and free access to voting for our residents,” Metro Council President David James said.

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

Several politicians across the state have released statements reacting to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Local organizations push for the Black vote and change

The Louisville Urban League is working on getting more people out to vote.

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

This is not the first occasion that Barr has condemned stay-at-home orders.

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

Kentucky's Attorney General and Secretary of State are warning voters to be aware of two election-related scams ahead of the November election.

Protesters gather outside Trump campaign event in Phoenix

Democrat Joe Biden has said he plans to campaign in Arizona after Labor Day but he has not announced a date for a visit.

USPS sends vote-by-mail postcard to households

The mailing comes in the aftermath of questions about whether the agency was up to the task and questions from the White House about the validity of mail-in and absentee voting systems in various states.

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

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants the Department of Justice to investigate Netflix over the film “Cuties.”

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

As the rhetoric flew during the past week, both Trump and Biden exaggerated accomplishments — Trump about himself and Biden about his son, Beau — as well as their own influence in reviving the auto industry.

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

The Chiefs chose to stay on the field for the national anthem while the Texans decided to remain in the locker room.

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin.

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

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

  Kanye West will appear on Kentucky presidential 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

For such a volatile year, the White House race between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden has been remarkably consistent.

Daniel Cameron on Supreme Court short list, Trump says

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced 20 names he would consider as possible Supreme Court nominees in the future. One of those people is a familiar name to Kentuckians: Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

House expected to vote on marijuana decriminalization bill in September

Congress is expected to vote on a bill this month that would federally decriminalize marijuana.

Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

The mayor of Rochester says reforms are coming to the police department as community elders seek to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations over the the March death of Daniel Prude, who lost consciousness after police held a hood over his head.