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Join together to fight terrorism

Just before 8 a.m. on March 22, as the morning rush hit, the International Airport in Brussels, Belgium was shaken by two explosions. The nearby metro station was hit shortly thereafter. These explosions killed 31 people and injured 300 more.

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Ky. politicians must hear public demand tax reform

Following the governor’s vetoes — which included eliminating thousands of college scholarships for low-income Kentuckians — the new state budget for the next two years is now set. While the budget makes necessary contributions to our underfunded state pension plans, the damage it inflicts on the sources of our commonwealth’s prosperity are a real reason for worry.

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If not Trump, what?

Donald Trump now looks set to be the Republican presidential nominee. So for those of us appalled by this prospect —what are we supposed to do?

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Ky. pension systems operate openly

Much has been said recently about the “lack of transparency” at Kentucky Retirement Systems. In a recent Herald-Leader article, the wording “often secretive public pension systems” was employed to describe KRS and other Kentucky public pension systems. To describe KRS as “secretive” is not only untrue, but misleads and does a disservice to the public.

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Why get obsessed over who uses a bathroom?

From 1997 to 2002, the television show Ally McBeal portrayed a law firm where the titular character worked. One of the more innovative aspects of this law firm was that a unisex bathroom was the setting for more than a few dramatic moments.

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Safety of workers a priority and good business for coal operators

The Herald-Leader’s editorial board has a well-established position against the production and use of Kentucky coal. In its latest editorial entitled “Blankenship lessons for Kentucky lawmakers,” it continues its anti-coal drumbeat by mischaracterizing two state budget bills. I feel compelled to correct the public record with facts about Kentucky coal that this editorial board either does not know or, worse, refuses to recognize.

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Saudi Arabia a wellspring of violent extremism

A college senior boarded a flight and excitedly called his family to recount a U.N. event he had attended but, unfortunately, he was speaking Arabic. Southwest Airlines kicked him off the plane, in the sixth case reported in the United States this year in which a Muslim was ejected from a flight.

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