State rules governing what candidates for judge can say and do have been under attack from the right for almost two decades. In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court voided parts of Minnesota’s campaign conduct code. Since then, courts have struggled to balance the public’s interest in having an independent judiciary against the First Amendment rights of candidates to express their political views.
If the notion of mining reclamation as a path to economic development leaves Kentuckians skeptical, who can blame them? The track record is weak in a region that was the nation’s poorest even before the coal industry’s current collapse.
Kentucky has the nation’s highest percentage of children who are homeless and the highest percentage of children who have had an incarcerated parent, according to reports released within the past year.
It is time for Lexington to adopt design standards for its urban core. And the proposal presented last week to a committee of the Urban County Council offers a way forward that won’t tie the hands of developers but will help assure a harmonious streetscape when new buildings join the old.
The movement to ban students from using restrooms that conform to their gender identity is a solution in search of a problem. There is no evidence, no data that these young people present a threat to their fellow students or anyone else.
Hillary Clinton is the most-qualified person running for president of the United States and has demonstrated the deepest understanding of how to address the challenges facing Kentucky. Kentucky Democrats should vote for her in the May 17 primary.
There’s no doubt that the public has a deep interest in understanding the origins of the opioid abuse epidemic that continues to spiral out of control and has harmed so many people, especially in Kentucky.
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.