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“There are tons of populations that don’t have access, who can’t get to the library, can’t get the internet. Bookmobiles and outreach services are key to serving those people.”
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Here’s how Philadelphia and Bowling Green, Kentucky keep their translation service costs down.
An international tit-for-tat could have consequences for Kentucky and other regional economies.
Now that the Trump administration has approved work requirement waivers in two states—Kentucky and Indiana—as many as 11 more could follow.
It's the latest round of grants under the POWER initiative, which targets places where the coal sector has declined.
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The plaintiffs contend that waivers that require work as a prerequisite for health coverage will cause “irreparable harm to the health and welfare of the poorest and most vulnerable in our country.”
The state’s waiver would also impose monthly premiums on beneficiaries, and threatens six-month program lockouts on individuals who do not comply with Medicaid rules.
Experts speculate that Kentucky could be the first state to see its work requirement waiver approved—a move that could mean 95,000 fewer enrollees in that state over the next five years.
Few of the cities that are part of the navigation app’s Connected Citizens data-sharing program actually do anything with the anonymized trip information they receive because of the volume.
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“I don’t care what country you represent, or what industry you represent, workforce is a challenge,” said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.
“If the president were to say let’s quadruple funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, I’d vote for it,” said U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat.
A $31 million wildlife conservation project is taking shape on land in eastern Kentucky that includes the site of the first mountaintop removal coal mine in the state.
In eight counties in the state, people can expect to die younger than their parents.
Officials in Indiana and Kentucky say college scholarships for occupational training programs will help fill open jobs.
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