Editorials

Editorials

Defend nonpartisan Ky. judiciary

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.

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Wanted: New ideas for old mine sites

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.

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Design plans for downtown good start

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.

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No data, only politics behind bathroom bills

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.

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Clinton best choice for Ky. Democrats

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.

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Open records in OxyContin case

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.

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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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