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Al Cross: National shift makes Booker the Senate candidate of the moment, at least for now

It is easy for some to say that the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd was an outlier, not representative of his own department, much less police in general. But he was representative enough – of a streak in police, and in society, that still regards people of color as second-class beings, not worthy of full respect. It is a poisonous streak, one that keeps America from overcoming...

Secretary of State issues General Election turnout prediction, challenges Kentuckians to go vote

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is predicting approximately 31 percent of the 3,451,537 million people registered to vote in Kentucky will turn out on Election Day next week. “Based on current absentee voting, I believe turnout will be at or above the 2015 General Election,” said Grimes. “It’s simply not OK that only a small portion of Kentuckians will possibly elect...

Lextran to offer free bus service November 6 in an effort to increase access to polling locations

All Lextran routes will be free of charge on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to increase access to polling locations for the general election. The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimated that nearly 15 million people between the ages of 18 and 29 didn’t vote in the 2016 Election because of a lack of transportation to their polling location. “Transportation can be a barrier...