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During a heated 1990 U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between the Republican incumbent Jesse Helms and Democratic challenger Harvey Gantt, basketball superstar and North Carolina native Michael Jordan was asked to endorse Gantt’s candidacy.

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New data from the 2020 U.S. census released April 26, 2021, indicates that starting in 2023 — after the next congressional elections — seven states will have fewer seats in Congress than they do now, and six will have more. These calculations and changes are the primary purpose of the govern…

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On April 13, US president Joe Biden spoke by phone with Russian president Vladimir Putin, whom he has previously referred to, in pot/kettle fashion, as a “killer.” During the call, Biden proposed a summit between the two in the near future.

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How many times have you heard that we need to spend more on education? As a legislator, I hear it regularly, but I am often met with silence when I respond by asking if they know how much we spend now. I understand. After all, education is the key to building a life of health, economic succe…

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As Washington turns its attention to infrastructure and other matters of policy, the Senate filibuster isn’t commanding quite the same headlines as it did a few weeks back. But that’s only because the issue is percolating behind the scenes. At some point, it will return to the limelight.

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Hoping to draw attention to and put a positive spin on a hot-button topic, every April the Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky volunteers, advocates and elected officials have placed 2,700 pinwheels — each representing 20 children born in the commonwealth every year — in a grassy area along the ste…