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Louisville public defenders claim ‘retaliation’ against union effort

In a complaint issued on May 19, the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board based in Cincinnati accuses the office management, led by Chief Public Defender Leo Smith, of violating federal labor laws by “failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith.” The post Louisville public defenders claim ‘retaliation’ against union effort appeared first on Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Meet the Florida think tank pushing for welfare restrictions in Kentucky

A conservative dark money group is influencing public welfare laws in Kentucky, and advocates say it could have a detrimental impact on access to benefits for the state’s most vulnerable residents. The post Meet the Florida think tank pushing for welfare restrictions in Kentucky appeared first on Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Red Flags and Repeat Offenses: A woman’s death shines light on cracks in city’s domestic violence response

A woman's death is putting a renewed focus on the flaws in the city's criminal justice system that harm victims of domestic violence, and allow offenders to avoid accountability. The post Red Flags and Repeat Offenses: A woman’s death shines light on cracks in city’s domestic violence response appeared first on Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Second season of KyCIR’s ‘Dig’ podcast nominated for Peabody Award

"Dig Season 2: The Model City” was a joint investigation by Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Newsy. Released in October 2021, it chronicles the ambitious promises Louisville leaders made to mend relationships with the Black community. The post Second season of KyCIR’s ‘Dig’ podcast nominated for Peabody Award appeared first on Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Advocates say family drug courts could save Kentucky children, but state support is still limited

Despite years of urging by child welfare experts, and even though Kentucky has some of the highest rates of child maltreatment and opioid abuse in the nation, family recovery courts are still not widely available throughout the state The post Advocates say family drug courts could save Kentucky children, but state support is still limited appeared first on Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Kentucky kept collecting UK medical debt after acknowledging due process violations

UK HealthCare has powerful debt collection tools at its disposal thanks to its partnership with the Department of Revenue, which can garnish wages, levy bank accounts or intercept tax returns to get at money allegedly owed to the university — all without a court order. The post Kentucky kept collecting UK medical debt after acknowledging due process violations appeared first on Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Stimulus aid for former foster youth isn’t reaching most eligible Kentuckians

With no system in place to track youth who age out of foster care and a slew of obstacles exacerbated by the pandemic, local advocates are concerned that many vulnerable youth will continue to be left without crucial relief. The post Stimulus aid for former foster youth isn’t reaching most eligible Kentuckians appeared first on Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
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