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Pew Trusts: Real ID causing real problems as states cope with changing rules and late rollouts

By Elaine S. Povich Pew Charitable Trusts In half a dozen states, including the most populous state of California, the Real ID rollout is a real mess. Technical glitches, delays and miscommunication are roiling the Real ID implementation in those states, calling into question whether residents will have the secure driver’s license needed to travel by air or enter government restricted areas after...

Education Notes: YMCA Black Achievers awards 18 scholarships; calendar art winners announced

Eighteen seniors in Fayette County Public Schools received college scholarships during the YMCA of Central Kentucky’s Black Achievers banquet, held at the Embassy Suites. This year’s theme was “Preparing to Impact our Future Today.” Thanks to educational and corporate sponsors, nearly $300,000 in scholarships was provided to a total of 28 seniors. The awards were based on the students’...

Keven Moore on Insurance: Allowing knives on planes delayed – and should stay that way

As an insurance loss control/safety professional who has watched plenty of MacGyver episodes over the years, I must say that the Transportation Security Administration’s initial decision to allow passengers to board commercial planes with knives that have non-locking blades of 2.36 inches or less was a huge mistake. Apparently, they may think so, too. The administration has delayed a policy change...