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It’s never easy finding a new home, and it’s even harder if you’re a farmers market. But that’s what the Lexington Farmers Market did after trying to find a permanent home since 2006, according to the Lexington Farmers Market Web site. Now the Saturday Farmers Market has found that permanent home at Cheapside Park. A […]

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Column by Joe Gallenstein Last week, in President Obama’s address to Congress, the president asked Congress to send him an energy bill that would help tackle climate change. The president also included in his stimulus package money to help build a green economy, or an economy where we will not have a false dichotomy between […]

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Less than 48 hours after Planned Parenthood supporter Stephanie Hopkins chided UK Students for Life for posting fliers opposing the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), the Associated Press reported that President Obama is planning to overturn Bush administration protections for conscientious objectors to abortion in the medical community. Overruling these private objections is a key […]

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Starting in Fall 2009, students will be able to have a little extra cash in their pockets if House Bill 226 passes. According to a Feb. 24 Kernel article, House Bill 226 would require textbooks with supplemental materials to be sold separately instead of in a bundle. The bill also allows the entire packages to […]

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Column by Tim Riley Nothing is more frustrating to hear or to attempt to explain than the question of, “Why do you care so much about (insert anything)?” There is obvious annoyance of another person bashing things one cares about, but it is often more frustrating because the answer is usually not very simple. People […]

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It damages your skin. Your teeth turn yellow. It makes you smell. It ruins your lungs and kills mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and grandparents every single day. So why fight for it? The “it” I am referring to is obviously tobacco. Students not only at UK, but at every university in America that has decided […]

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I am writing in response to the opinion stated by Stephanie Hopkins regarding the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). We associate choice with our country, America; where we choose how to live our lives. We associate freedom with America itself; the freedom that allows both Hopkins and myself to express our views in a public […]

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“True Life: I’m a tanning bed addict.” Award-winning MTV series “True Life” would have girls lining up to appear on this episode. “True Life” reflects on growing problems of youth culture and addictions young adults inhabit. Over a span of a couple years, the number of girls routinely visiting the tanning bed has significantly increased. […]

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It would be hard to find a student not in favor of the 5 percent tuition cap proposed by the state Council on Postsecondary Education. Any method the state can provide to keep the cost of tuition down and help keep college affordable should be applauded. It is especially appreciated given the current economic climate. […]

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