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New York moves to expand access to lawyers for poor people charged with crimes

ALBANY - Low-income New Yorkers who find themselves in handcuffs too often go without representation at arraignments or end up with undertrained, overloaded lawyers who have little time to advocate for their clients, legal experts say. It's a situation that officials with the State Office of Indigen

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-25 13:45:00

Trump praises fans who booed NFL players taking a knee

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday praised football fans who booed NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem on Sunday, as he continued for a fourth day his campaign to pressure team owners on the issue. The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-25 13:31:00

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a mistake'

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of '

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-23 14:48:00

Donnelly, Brooks say tax reform necessary for job growth, global competition

ANDERSON, Ind. - At its heart, the comprehensive tax reform message Vice President Mike Pence brought to Anderson Friday is that it's necessary for job creation, continued economic growth and rebuilding the nation's middle class. And the gleaming new Wylam Center of Flagship East served as an ideal

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-23 17:15:00

Pence preaches reform, touts GOP health care

ANDERSON, Ind. - During a Friday visit to Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence expressed confidence that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would finally succeed. Speaking before a crowd of about 600 people at the Flagship Enterprise Center's

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 23:37:00

Carter County unemployment at 10.5 percent

FRANKFORT Three Northeast Kentucky counties were among the ten counties with the highest unemployment rates in the state, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Elliott County was third-highest w

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 20:11:00

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of Graham-Cassidy. With Congress preoccupied with a series of Republican efforts to repeal a

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Massachusetts woman recalls harrowing experience in St. Thomas during Hurricane Irma

SALEM, Mass. - In the onslaught of Hurricane Irma, Stephanie Moffat pushed two mattresses up against the closet door as a woman and her 3-year-old daughter huddled inside. Moffat felt her St. Thomas apartment shudder as 185 mph winds slammed the hurricane prevention panels against the sliding glass

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

Recovering addict shares message of hope

A pastor's kid with a college degree and world of prospects, Patrick Sowers seemed to have a good life. The former Richmond resident was not stereotypically at risk for drug addiction. In a plot twist that proves no one is safe from the disease's clutch, Sowers said his journey into addiction truly

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-23 00:21:00

Need Saturday plans? More than 1,200 museums will offer free entrance this weekend

Need weekend plans for the family? More than 1,200 museums across the U.S. will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of the national event Museum Day Live. Museum Day Live, organized by Smithsonian Magazine and the Smithsonian Institute, is designed to celebrate museums and galleries

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 22:03:00

Traitors or patriots? Eight Vietnam POWs were charged with collaborating with the enemy.

MOSCOW, Idaho - The six young servicemen, fresh from the prison camps of North Vietnam, stood at attention, saluted and wept as their comrade was lowered into his grave that Monday in a Denver cemetery. Marine Corps Sgt. Abel Larry Kavanaugh, 24, had been like a brother to them and before he had fir

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 15:30:00

Students learn, experience Native American culture at Richmond Powwow

Jim Harris, Marty Dillon, Tim Newton, Jeff Hatmaker, Cameron Sawyer and Mike Stover play a calling song at the Richmond Powwow on Friday morning. Kaitlyn Skovran/The Register Arvel "Ravenwarrior" Bird plays music for kids, encouraging them to use their imaginations to take the form of different anim

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-22 22:53:00

Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations

RUSHVILLE, Ind.-- On Keith Schoettmer's hog farm on a cool late-summer day, there's little evidence that thousands of animals live inside barns on the property. The air is free of the odor of manure; almost all of the animal waste falls into massive underground tanks beneath the barns. During planti

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Massachusetts could be hit hard by Obamacare repeal

BOSTON - Massachusetts could lose billions of dollars under the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, which specifically singles out blue states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the federal law. As early as next week, the Senate could take up a proposal by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Lo

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:00:00

Oklahoma State, Ohio State reach agreement for use of OSU moniker

Oklahoma State University and Ohio State University have reached an agreement that will allow both schools to continue to use the OSU logo. Both schools will continue to use the logo and now can market and sell their brands nationwide. Previously, Oklahoma State was limited to 17 states and Ohio Sta

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:10:00

State gives away $13B in tax exemptions

FRANKFORT - Even as lawmakers appropriated too little money for Kentucky's public pensions over 20 years, they gave away - or left uncollected - billions in revenue in the form of tax breaks and exemptions. Depending on which set of actuarial assumptions one uses, Kentucky's pension systems now face

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-22 15:36:00

MARSHALL CHUCK (CD) - Ad from 2017-09-25

Mast auction Sat., September 30th 9:30am Located: 3302 Oak Ridge Rd. Vanceburg Ky 41179 Auction signs will be posted. Mr. & Mrs. Mast are relocating and have decided to downsize. Because of this relocation, they are offering some of their inventory at auction. Come out and enjoy the day at this "goo

LEDGER INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-25 14:20:29

Lewis County law enforcement conduct drug sweep

VANCEBURG - Operation Fall Harvest is underway in Lewis County where Sheriff Johnny Bivens said he expects more than 40 suspects will be arrested and jailed on drug-related charges. Bivens said the operation is a collaborative effort by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and the Vanceburg Police Depa

LEDGER INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-22 20:54:00

Ky. Firefighters union addresses pension crisis

Joe Baer president of the Kentucky Professional Firefighters - statewide 44 locals across the state roughly 2500 members retired firefighter city of Ashland 24 years retired in 2011. Photo by Glenn Puit. The president of the Kentucky Professional Firefighters Association said the union favors a pens

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-25 09:45:00

Our View: Economic development projects bring optimism

An exciting time to be in Ashland. Those were the words of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul this week during a visit to Ashland to meet with executives of Braidy Industries. We most certainly agree with Mr. Paul and also would like to expand on those words, saying it's an exciting to be in the Tri-State region.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-25 11:45:00