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‘Big Tent’ Environmental Justice Plan Looks Past Racial Divides

February 5, 2021

Environmental justice advocates are looking to link communities of color with experience fighting industrial polluters and landfills with polluted communities in Appalachia—a “big tent,” strength-in-numbers approach they say is ripe for results.

Kentucky restored voting rights to 178,000 with felonies. That's not far enough, advocates say

January 28, 2021

More than 178,390 Kentuckians who completed sentences for nonviolent felony convictions have regained their voting rights since Gov.

Opinion: Kentucky lawmakers must pass Breonna's Law in 2021

December 21, 2020

(N)o-knock warrants … allow armed officers to forcibly enter homes without knocking or announcing themselves … and have disproportionately been used to target Black and brown people.

Kentucky Power asks for rate hike that will hurt struggling Eastern Kentucky

October 23, 2020

While many Eastern Kentuckians have been busy balancing jobs, struggling businesses, and teaching their kids at home, Kentucky Power has been quietly filing a new rate proposal case in Frankfort that will raise electric rates in 20 counties.

Amid KY coal bankruptcies, who cleans up the environmental mess left behind?

September 18, 2020

More than 15 months after seeking bankruptcy protection, Blackjewel still holds 209 Kentucky mine permits. Though most have sold, the buyers have yet to transfer the permits and assume the responsibilities of environmental compliance and reclamation. Those responsibilities remain with Blackjewel. Unless they don’t.

Eastern Ky needs federal aid to help now and build healthier communities for the future

August 26, 2020

For years, Kentuckians have advocated for federal investment to diversify and rebuild the economy and address the legacy costs of coal mining.

Dear Mitch: Show you care about more than power. Stand up for unemployed Kentuckians.

July 29, 2020

So if you’ve recovered from the nauseating spectacle of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell eulogizing U.S. Rep.

Kentucky’s Senators must agree to adequate federal aid for the state to survive recession

July 17, 2020

The truth is we were never going to successfully fight a pandemic through wishful thinking or by trading off public health and the economy. The economic pain was going to be deep regardless of government restrictions because fear of the virus is limiting consumer spending and business investment.

McConnell can decide if laid-off workers sink or swim. Pass the HEROES Act to provide relief.

July 12, 2020

Every Kentuckian deserves economic security. We are not asking for anything more than a chance to survive this pandemic. I hope our elected leaders take action soon, because our lives and livelihoods are hanging in the balance.

The Booker campaign taught me about listening to voters, wherever they are in KY

July 9, 2020

For the first time in recent memory, an unapologetic progressive came close to beating a moderate, establishment candidate in a statewide race. Charles Booker’s campaign for U.S. Senate highlighted how eager Kentuckians are for change.

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