Contrary to K.A. Owens’ recent commentary suggesting Gov. Matt Bevin’s request for a Medicaid waiver is misguided and harmful, I contend that former Gov. Steve Beshear’s expansion of Medicaid was temporarily helpful but greatly misguided.
Over the last few decades, anti-choice operatives have advocated for laws that choke off abortion access with new clinical, procedural and physician rules to deny women their constitutional right to control their reproductive health.
A recent Herald-Leader editorial, “No data, only politics behind bathroom bills,” is critical of North Carolina’s bill that resists the federal government’s decree forcing public schools to provide equal access to transgender students based on their personally preferred gender identity. To date, some 21 states have filed legal challenges to the directive.
Congress has us right where it wants us: in the midst of chaos, death and destruction. This is by design. The two positions of authority in Congress, speaker of the House and the Senate majority leader, have not passed laws that benefit the American people. These positions should not be held by a racial bigot or a compulsive liar.
The U.S. House passed House Resolution 2646, “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis” on July 6. H.R. 2646 was legislation designed to provide help to those in mental health crisis. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., and co-sponsored by 205 bipartisan members of Congress.
Maybe the powers-that-be could remove “suspected terrorists” from our country instead of just putting them on a watch list and banning them from purchasing weapons, as Mayor Jim Gray advocates in his July 5 commentary.
University of the Cumberlands President Jim Taylor and his wife, Dinah, reached out to my family shortly after my son’s death in 1999. Their genuine compassion and love extended to my family and was instrumental in our journey of healing.
The Herald-Leader published a well-researched article about property valuation in Fayette County questioning exemptions and singling out agricultural property valuations. It appeared to suggest that some people paid less than they should and the Property Valuation Administrator was responsible.