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This week at the Capitol: Lawmakers address issues ranging from voter identification to school safety

As sure as gavel strikes mark the start of a Kentucky General Assembly session, packed hallways in the Capitol Annex are a sign that a session has gone into high gear as people from across Kentucky converge to make their voices heard. That was clearly the case this past week as thousands of Kentuckians came to the Capitol Campus to weigh in on issues ranging from voter identification to school safety....

U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman on Bevin pardons: ‘Particularly concerned’ about sex offenders

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Russell Coleman, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, has weighed in on the hundreds of pardons and sentence commutations issued by Republican former Gov. Matt Bevin during the last days of his administration. 
Bevin granted clemency to more than 600 people, mostly to those convicted of low-level drug offenses, some of whom had already served their sentences. ...

Andy Beshear: Kentucky must act after U.S. Supreme Court ruling in North Carolina sex offender case

Last month’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court in a North Carolina case creates a serious problem for Kentucky law enforcement who seek to protect children from sexual predators. On June 19, 2017, the nation’s highest court rendered a unanimous opinion in Packingham v. North Carolina. The Court’s ruling found a particular North Carolina statute unconstitutional as an infringement upon...