Regional
7:09 am
Wed December 13, 2006

Ky Senator under investigation for possible ethics violations

Frankfort, Ky – A state senator from eastern Kentucky who may soon be part of a Democratic gubernatorial ticket is being investigated for a possible breach of the state's legislative ethics code. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this in-depth look at the probe.

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Regional
8:16 am
Tue December 12, 2006

Harold Ford Jr. mulling a second run at Senate

Bowling Green, Ky – Democrat Harold Ford Jr. appears to have indicated he wants to take a second run at the US Senate. Ford recently lost a close race to replace the outgoing Bill Frist. Lisa Autry has more.

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Regional
8:10 am
Tue December 12, 2006

Ky lawmakers aim to repeal "onerous" business tax

Frankfort, Ky – Efforts are underway in the Kentucky General Assembly to eliminate at least one element of Governor Fletcher's tax modernization plan, which was approved in 2005 and revised this past June. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
8:05 am
Tue December 12, 2006

Part 2 of series: Does minimum wage hike have political support?

Bowling Green, Ky – In part two of our special series on proposals to raise the minimum wage, we explore the political angles involved. Our guests include Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards and WKU Economics Department Chairman Bill Davis.

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Regional
8:07 am
Mon December 11, 2006

Kentucky and national lawmakers look to raise minimum wage: Part 1 of series

Bowling Green, Ky – Congressional lawmakers and Kentucky legislators say they will take steps to raise the minimum wage. It's a politically popular move, but many economists warn of unintended negative consequences. In the first of a two-part series, Dan Modlin takes a look at what impact such a wage hike would have on Kentucky and the nation.

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Regional
1:04 am
Fri December 8, 2006

WKU undergoing major "internationalization effort"

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is undergoing a major effort to increase Study Abroad and other international programs for students and faculty. Dan Modlin recently sat down with the interim head of the WKU Internationalization Office, John Peterson.

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Regional
12:56 am
Fri December 8, 2006

Former Gov Jones not running again in 07

Bowling Green, Ky – Former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones says he will not make another run at the office next year. Kevin Willis has this story.

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Regional
11:24 am
Thu December 7, 2006

WKU Econ Prof says raising minimum wage won't help most poor people

Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky General Assembly and US Congress are taking up the issue of a minimum wage increase next year. WKU Economics Professor Bill Davis stopped by the studio's of Western's Public Radio to discuss how such a move would impact the working poor, and the overall US economy.

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Regional
11:48 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Ky Budget Director says state may be looking at big surplus

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Budget Director Brad Cowgill tells Western's Public Radio the state could be looking at a big budget surplus at the end of the fiscal year. He spoke in our studio with Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:59 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Ky Board of Education takes 1st step toward requiring ACT

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Board of Education has taken the first step toward requiring college entrance exams for all high school students in the commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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