Three stories from the Lexington Herald-Leader

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Eatery gains world attention hosting Beshear’s reply to Trump speech By Cheryl Truman | ctruman@herald-leader.com | March 1, 2017 3:06 PM EST The first Karin West knew of her diner’s impending worldwide exposure was when someone from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office called to ask whether Lexington Diner could host a …

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A steel industry revival in Pennsylvania President Trump gets part of the credit

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Energy boom, rail hopes, Trump order stoke Pa. steel revival by Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer @PhillyJoeD | JoeD@phillynews.com | Updated: February 28, 2017 — 11:43 AM EST “It has been a brutal 20 years” for eastern Pennsylvania steelmakers, and now the industry’s growing again, says Wayne-based engineer James L. Barends, …

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The biggest impediment to success is the fear of failure You never really know if you can do something if you are afraid to try

My favorite CNNMoney reporter tweeted: Just in: @WellsFargo economists call for equal pay for women. They argue it will boost US economic growth https://t.co/tJY80NgxMV pic.twitter.com/JSoAq00jE6 — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) February 27, 2017 Naturally, I followed it to the linked article: The Girl with the Draggin’ W-2 “I always valued men and women equally, and I …

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Lee County and poverty To the people of Beattyville, it's nice to hear that the Dow cracked 20,000, but it doesn't mean much for them personally

My favorite CNNMoney reporter is in the Bluegrass State! .@byHeatherLong making a new friend in the field today #beattyville #kentucky pic.twitter.com/JFzqGQsAos — Haley Draznin (@haleydraz) January 25, 2017 And now the story: 54% of Americans aren’t benefiting from Dow 20,000 by Heather Long and Poppy Harlow | January 26, 2017: 10:10 AM ET CNNMoney (Beattyville, …

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Big Brother is Watching You!

Castro was a piker! The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has left the Comités de Defensa de la Revolución in the rear-view mirror! Goodbye registration stickers; hello license plate readers By Jackie Cain | Updated: 6:40 PM EST February 10, 2016 You can say goodbye to those license plate registration stickers soon. Pennsylvania authorities have a new …

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Hold them accountable!

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Newall: Between the porn and the PCP, plenty of signs parolee was headed for trouble by Mike Newall, Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist | @MikeNewall | Updated: January 3, 2017 — 6:54 PM EST The cocaine abuse and the porn addiction could have been enough to get Byron Allen pulled off the street. …

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The Philadelphia Inquirer and illegal immigration If we are going to enforce the immigration laws, we can't be soft-hearted

The Philadelphia Inquirer tweeted: Hispanic immigrant father fears deportation, seeks sanctuary in Philadelphia church – https://t.co/pJqHNC40ty pic.twitter.com/qNNOnwtXgZ — Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) November 14, 2016 And now, the story: Mexican immigrant seeks sanctuary in Center City church by Michaela Winberg and Michael Matza, Philadelphia Inquirer staff writers | Updated: November 14, 2016 — 7:52 AM EST …

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The Solid South

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Democrats blame huge losses in Kentucky House on the ‘long coattails’ of Trump By Jack Brammer | jbrammer@herald-leader.com | November 9, 2016 5:43 PM For 26 years, Democrat Hubert Collins has represented a state House district deep in Eastern Kentucky. Buoyed by his affable nature and stature as the chamber’s longtime …

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An absolutely horrible article from CNNMoney Statistics given without meaning or context

I’m so glad that my favorite CNNMoney writer only retweeted this story — I think that’s part of her job — and didn’t write it herself: Stunning stat: Americans aged 18 to 24 used CASH in 38% of their payments last year https://t.co/3TepcU4yAh via @Pat_Gillespie pic.twitter.com/rQqc3TI3Ji — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) November 7, 2016 And now, …

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