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McConnell eyes virus aid as cuts in benefits loom

WASHINGTON An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican priorities as earlier programs designed to ease Americans through […]

Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

WASHINGTON At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history. Under pressure from Congress and outside groups, the Trump administration this week disclosed the names of some loan recipients in […]

Songbirds appear to be in full throat

The virus may have shut down much of the rest of the world, but it sure hasn’t bothered the birds on Charlie Brown Road. Maybe it’s because I’m not physically able to do much else other than watch them, but if we’ve ever had as many songbirds in our yard as we’ve had in 2020, I wasn’t paying attention. Points […]

Monumentally hard decisions

One of the recently vandalized monuments is a statue of poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Someone smeared “BLM” and “(expletive) Slave Owners” on the seated figure prominently displayed in the city named after him, Whittier, California. It happens that Whittier was a fiery abolitionist from Massachusetts. In a famous 1833 pamphlet, he called slavery “the master-evil before which all others dwindle […]

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Praise for story, Meade

To the Editor: Kudos to your reporter Sam Adams for his informative May 20 article on voting issues in the June 23 primary election. I have posted it on the Facebook page of the Kentucky League of Women Voters. And thanks to Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade for detailing new voting options and processes. Mr. Meade understands that many would […]

Turner congratulates LCC, Jenkins seniors

It has been a unique year for us all, but it has been especially difficult for those graduating in the class of 2020. From cancellations of spring sporting events, prom, and graduation — to dealing with the absence of friends and the camaraderie of the classroom, these students have shown tremendous resilience. Our character is often measured by how we […]

All about June 23

In normal times, Kentuckians would have headed to the polls May 19 to cast their ballots in this year’s primary election. These are not normal times, of course, and just as the coronavirus has changed virtually every aspect of our public lives, it is significantly altering the way most of us will vote. The most obvious difference is the delayed […]

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