Late Capitolism: GOP fires sex harassment whistleblower, Unemployment rises in 76 counties

House GOP Fires Sexual Harassment Whistleblower — “Daisy Olivo was the communications director for the House Republican caucus. Nearly a year ago she filed a lawsuit alleging she had been punished for sounding the alarm on an inappropriate relationship between then-House Speaker Jeff Hoover and a staffer. Olivo’s attorney, Shane… Continue reading

Late Capitolism: KSU must hand over harassment docs, Another water wait in Letcher Co

AG to KSU: Give Kernal the docs – Well done, watch-pups. The Kentucky Attorney General ruled that Kentucky State University must give investigative documents pertaining to alleged sexual misconduct by a university employee over to the Kernel. [Kentucky Kernal] Work on getting water to prison faces year delay –  “Design… Continue reading

Late Capitolism: Trump re-approves KY Medicaid rules, Adkins stumps westward

Trump admin: Medicaid rules re-approved – Work requirements (or a suitable alternative) for Kentucky’s Medicaid population got another green light from the Trump administration after a judge blocked the state’s first attempt earlier this year. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services said the new rules can begin as soon… Continue reading

Late Capitolism: EPA regional head resigns, Beshear sues 9th opioid manu

KYGA19 prefiles roll in – Restoring voting rights to felons, repealing parts of workers’ comp law, and a bill allowing discrimination to smokers are all among new bills to be prefiled. [Pure Politics] WKU enrollment still dropping – Reported a four percent decrease in total enrollment, according to the Fall… Continue reading

Battle ground to common ground: Louisville vet works to bridge communities a world apart

When Aaron Spalding arrived at the downtown branch of the Louisville Public Library on Thursday, he didn’t expect to be called a neo-Nazi. But that’s exactly what happened when the medically retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant arrived with his buddy Ilya Chernyavskia to a meeting of the Louisville chapter of Showing Up for Racial… Continue reading