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A U.S. Representative from Kentucky says he supports President  Donald  Trump’s plan to sign an executive order halting the separation of undocumented immigrants and their children at the Mexican border. First District Congressman James Comer says he was one of several lawmakers who met with the president this week to relay their concerns about the humanitarian crisis. The Monroe County Republican says the U.S. can both secure its borders and keep families together.

Ohio Valley Environmental Council

The Trump administration’s Department of the Interior has asked the National Academy of Sciences to suspend research into the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining.

A team from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was established last year for a two-year study.    

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When President Trump picked the Ohio Valley as the setting to promote his infrastructure plan, he also drew attention to an overlooked part of the nation’s transportation system: inland waterways.

Agriculture, energy, and manufacturing interests all depend heavily on the Ohio’s aging navigation system.  

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Many political leaders in the Ohio Valley approve of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

But surveys indicate that public opinion across the region varies, with a slight majority saying they’d like the country to stay the course on climate change.

Kentucky Congressman James Comer discussed healthcare in the first district with President Donald Trump on Air Force One to and from Louisville on Monday.

President Donald Trump urged a crowd in Louisville to support the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare currently making it through the U.S. House of Representatives.

Before a crowd of around 18,000 people packed into Freedom Hall, Trump said the bill was “our long-awaited chance to finally get rid of Obamacare.”

“Obamacare has been a complete and total catastrophe and it’s getting worse and worse by the day,” Trump said. “And yet you watch the fake media, the fake news, and they try and build it up. It’s a disaster, fellas.”

Barr Campaign

Sixth District Representative Andy Barr says he supports President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

In a conversation with WEKU’s John Hingsbergen, the congressman also expressed his support for the president’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch (GORE-such) to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cheri Lawson

On Friday, Donald Trump, who has no elected or military experience and is known for his inflammatory remarks about minorities will become the 45th president of the United States.  

As WEKU’s Cheri Lawson reports, some area Muslims are responding with vigilance, education and kindness.

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The lone Democrat in Kentucky’s Congressional delegation has announced he will boycott President-elect Trump’s Inauguration on Friday, citing the incoming executive’s behavior since Election Day.

Donald Trump’s Lexington Fundraiser Brings Out Opposition

Jul 12, 2016


    A fund raising event for presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump in Lexington has prompted a reaction from a diverse group of citizens. it included remarks from a black pastor, a Muslim doctor, and a Latino businessman.

Donald Trump Wins Kentucky GOP Caucus

Mar 5, 2016
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Donald Trump has won the Kentucky Republican Caucus, signaling that momentum continues for the New York businessman despite a crescendo of objections from establishment Republicans.

Trump took 35 percent of the vote in Kentucky while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz placed second, taking 31 percent of Kentucky Republican votes.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had 17 percent, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich had 15 percent.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Trump Comes to Town

Mar 4, 2016
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This week in Kentucky politics, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson came to town ahead of the Kentucky Republican caucus.

Trump’s rally drew complaints from protesters who say they were aggressively shoved out of the event.

Meanwhile with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky out of the presidential race, expectations have been lowered for the caucus, for which he advocated and helped engineer.

Also, the state legislature is considering a new bill that would add restrictions to abortion facilities in the state.

J. Tyler Franklin

Multiple protesters at the rally on Tuesday in Louisville for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump allege they were pushed by other rally attendees, and some have begun filing police complaints over the incidents.

Ryland Barton

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump stopped in Louisville on Tuesday to rally with supporters in advance of Kentucky’s GOP caucus Saturday.

The event, at the Kentucky International Convention Center downtown, was rowdy and frequently interrupted by protesters. As is typical for his rallies, Trump ordered security to escort the protesters out of the building.

Trump’s speech hit on common themes of his candidacy, from his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to his support for trade tariffs to discourage outsourcing by American companies.

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A survey shows Donald Trump with a big lead among Kentucky Republicans ahead of the March 5 presidential caucus.

The poll was conducted by the Western Kentucky University Social Science Research Center, and shows Trump with 35 percent support.  Marco Rubio was second with 22 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 15 percent .  John Kasich and Ben Carson are further behind.