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UK administrators to engage in anti-racist training as part of effort to begin to ‘change the culture’

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto on Thursday announced that approximately 50 senior administrators will undergo anti-racist training as a first step in UK’s campus-wide initiative to “change the culture” as a community united against systemic racism. “Hundreds of members of our campus community are poised to begin the essential work of changing our campus and changing our culture,”...

Many of America’s faithful say it is time to return to church, but some governors continue to disagree

By Lindsey Van Ness Pew Charitable Trusts Gathering to pray feels more important than ever for many Americans of faith, as COVID-19 cases top 2 million in the United States and communities roil with anger about police brutality and systemic racism. Yet many governors and city leaders still prohibit large religious gatherings, angering some clergy — even those who backed pandemic-related restrictions...

Dustin Pugel: Kentuckians need more from the economy, so stop blaming the safety net, get to work

As decision-makers go after the very assistance that hundreds of thousands of low-income Kentuckians use to help make ends meet, the harm to families and communities deepens. Erecting barriers to participation in food assistance, Medicaid and other programs ignores what is really holding back Kentuckians: there are not enough quality jobs in the state, especially in rural communities. A prime example...