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Why Waste So Much Time & Energy On GLI?

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The U.S. Secretary of Transportation is warning that gridlock in Washington could halt big transportation projects in Kentucky and across the country. [WDRB] Drivers downtown can’t miss the progress being made on a new Interstate 65 bridge and its approaches. But work on the [...]

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Tags: Art · Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Contests · Death · Downtown · Economy · Education · Greater Louisville Inc. · Indiana · Ohio River Bridges · Race · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Kentucky

Lame Duck Continues Dive Into Mythical Waters

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s Steve Beshear continuing to pretend that Kentucky’s business climate is amazing. If it were left to Beshear to write history, he’d claim this is the height of Kentucky’s economy. Meanwhile, Kentucky just added (literally) a few hundred thousand hardworking, struggling citizens to its Medicaid rolls. Because business is clearly booming here.

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Tags: Business · Economy · Hype · Steve Beshear · Video

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

This week President Barack Obama discussed ensuring equal pay for equal work:

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Tags: Discrimination · Economy · Politics · Video

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

This week President Barack Obama focused on the federal budget:

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Tags: Economy · Politics · Video

Rep. Yarmuth Calls For Minimum Wage Increase

March 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s Congressman John Yarmuth calling for a federal minimum wage increase: Fun, unrelated note: his predecessor has a wagon parked in her driveway that has the following painted on it: “Take A Dump.”

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Tags: Congress · Economy · John Yarmuth · Video

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discussed rewarding women’s hard work and increasing the minimum wage:

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Tags: Economy · Politics · Video

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

March 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama focused on strengthening overtime pay protections:

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Tags: Economy · Politics · Video

It’s All Puppies & Rainbows This Friday Morning

March 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The University of Louisville School of Medicine has been placed on probation by its accrediting body, according to a press release issued Thursday. [WDRB] A consulting firm that created a reorganization plan for the troubled Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District also has worked for more than one large company that the public agency regulates [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Dogs · Economy · Education · Gays · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Oops · State Government · Steve Beshear · Taxes · University of Louisville

How Many Hotels Does Downtown Really Need?

March 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The cold and snowy winter weather has made it tough on area homebuilders. [WDRB] Wasn’t this Tina’s campaign headquarters at some point? A long-vacant Frankfort Avenue transmission repair shop and adjoining property owned by developer Todd Blue has been fenced off, blocking parking that had been used by customers of nearby businesses and the general [...]

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Tags: Bellarmine · Downtown · Economy · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hype · Indiana · Politics · State Government · Weather

Ugh. Another Day, Another Pedestrian Death.

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Another day, another pedestrian death here in Possibility City. Police in Shively have confirmed that one person has died after being struck by a vehicle on Dixie Highway. [WDRB] The four finalists are in for Jefferson County Public Schools’ first “school of innovation” — a hunt for an out-of-the box approach for students whom traditional [...]

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