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WVU Researcher Sees Shooter Status Threat in Mass Killings

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University researcher says there likely will be more mass shootings at U.S. schools and that apparent underlying issues include shooters’ perceived threat to their “masculine status” and their sense of entitlement. WVU’s Research Center on Violence Director Walter DeKeseredy notes the bulk of the mass shootings “involve angry… Read More

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Criminal Justice Changes Touted to Curb Prison Population in Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – With Kentucky’s prisons expected to run out of space by mid-2019, proposals to curb rising incarceration rates picked up some momentum as lawmakers begin considering the legislation. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday spoke at a statehouse event where proposals were touted to steer more drug offenders toward treatment and away… Read More

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Kentucky Governor Files Suit To Defend Medicaid Waiver

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has filed its own lawsuit in response to a legal action challenging Kentucky’s first-in-the-nation work requirement for Medicaid. Bevin administration officials said Monday their suit filed in federal court in Kentucky seeks a ruling that the state’s Medicaid waiver fully complies with federal law. The action… Read More

West Virginia House Panel Backs More Insurance Funding

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – With teachers and other public workers planning a statewide walkout Thursday and Friday over pay and benefits, West Virginia’s House Finance Committee has advanced legislation that would dedicate part of annual budget surpluses to help fund their health insurance. The bill unanimously approved Monday would dedicate 20 percent of general revenue… Read More