Editorials

Editorials

Open records in OxyContin case

Public has a deep interest in the origins of the painkiller abuse epidemic and the AG’s handling of lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

Kentucky’s long tradition of open courts should prevail

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Republicans should act on Zika threat

Mosquitoes were not a concern in Kentucky in February, when the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus a global public health emergency and President Barack Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the disease.

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Veto aids public records

Questionable provisions sometimes sneak into the state budget at the last minute with no obvious sponsor or any debate. Thanks to Gov. Matt Bevin for vetoing one such provision that would have given local governments the option of no longer publishing their financial reports in the local newspaper.

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Budget will hobble Kentucky

While we applaud Gov. Matt Bevin and lawmakers for tackling the crisis in public-pension funding, there’s little else to cheer in the budget that Bevin signed Wednesday.

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Throwing away the key to the future?

Our state leads the nation in percentage of children who have had an incarcerated parent. That should shock Kentuckians into action: Children affected by a parent’s imprisonment need more support. And Kentucky must develop alternatives to locking up so many of its people.

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Prosecutions necessary but not enough

Michigan’s attorney general said yesterday that three state and local government employees have been criminally charged as a result of an investigation into the toxic levels of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Mich., promising the charges are “only the beginning and there will be more to come.”

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Win for open government, rule of law

The State of Kentucky did the right thing this week when it agreed to settle a lawsuit requiring release of case documents related to children who were killed or grievously harmed due to abuse and neglect.

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Pensions gain, transparency shortchanged

Thanks to the efforts of the Kentucky General Assembly this session our grossly underfunded public pension funds will get needed cash infusions. Unfortunately, to the discredit of that same legislative body, we won’t know much more about how those funds are managing the billions under their control than we did before.

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Bernie Sanders' free tuition proposal gains loudest cheer

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' proposal to make college and university tuition-free earned a lengthy cheer from the audience during his speech at the Lexington Center Heritage Hall on Wednesday.
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