Solar Storm Could Play Havoc With Modern Technology; How to Raise a Billion Dollars; The Hottest Pepper in the World: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The largest solar storm in five years is battering the earth today with particles traveling at four million miles per hour, and the potential to shake the planet’s magnetic field, disrupt utility grids & satellite networks, and make GPS less accurate. The storm could also trigger communication problems and additional radiation around the north […]

GOP Still Divided After Super Tuesday; Amazon Takes On Publishing World; Are Republicans Afraid Of Rush Limbaugh?: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Mitt Romney emerged with the most delegates after yesterday’s Super Tuesday races in 10 states. Eric Cantor, House majority leader, says Romney has a clear path of Tampa, where Republicans will gather for their nominating convention this summer. Rick Santorum‘s supporters tried to elbow Newt Gingrich out of the race in a bid to […]

House Unveils Changes to Two-Year Budget

The House committee charged with overseeing the budget has taken its first official steps in the process. The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee took reports from subcommittees and accepted their recommendations at a meeting today. The House plan deviates slightly from Governor Steve Beshear’s proposal. It delays the start of substance abuse programs in Medicaid […]

Severe Weather Threat Prompts Closings

The threat of severe weather this afternoon in the Louisville area has prompted some closings and cancellations. Humana employees are being told to leave at 3pm. Catholic Schools in Jefferson County have dismissed early. There will be a staggered release of all Fort Knox personnel starting at 2pm. Those who live farthest from the base […]

Birth Control Debate in Senate; Why Long-Term Unemployment Is At Record Levels; Foreign Language Study in JCPS: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Access to contraception was debated in the Senate Thursday, and Senators voted down a measure that would have let insurance plans and employers, not just at religious institutions, refuse to cover health services that violate their religious beliefs or morals. The measure was sponsored by Republicans Roy Blunt of Missouri and Marco Rubio of […]

Alternative Diploma Bill Passes House Unanimously, Awaits Governor’s Signature

A bill creating an alternative diploma for special needs students in Kentucky is just a signature away from becoming law. Senator Dennis Parrett’s bill soared through the General Assembly. It passed the state Senate 36-0 last week and cleared the House 100-0 Tuesday. Currently, special needs students only receive a certificate upon graduating high school. […]

Occupy Louisville Releases Video of Arrests

Occupy Louisville has released a video of protesters clashing with police outside of a Chase Bank in the Highlands. A police spokesman says officers were called to the bank Saturday afternoon in response to a complaint that protesters were blocking the entrance. The video shows several scuffles as police officers first attempt to keep the […]

Indiana Smoking Ban Proposal To Get Hearing This Week

Indiana lawmakers go back to work today as the 2012 General Assembly resumes. House Speaker Brian Bosma announced last week that he and Senate President Pro Tem David Long are looking to end the session a bit early after a grueling battle over right-to-work legislation dominated the first half of the proceedings. They’re aiming for […]