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WKU’s John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series presents alumna Nikita Stewart

Posted on 25 April 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (NewsChannel12) — WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting will be hosting one of its alumna for the 2016 John B. Gaines Family Lectures Series. Nikita Stewart is currently an investigative reporter for the New York Times and her presentation is titled:  “Covering your city:  Why investigative reporting is most important at the local level.” Her previous […] Continue Reading

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Laundry detergent pods are a growing threat to children

Posted on 25 April 2016

By Danielle Dorsey (NewsChannel12) – Laundry detergent pods are becoming a life-threatening problem for children. New data shows that calls to poison control centers increased 17% from 2013 through 2014, according to an analysis of national poison data published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers said that the data shows that laundry pods are more […] Continue Reading

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Report finds that the number of children who have had a parent incarcerated is highest in Kentucky

Posted on 25 April 2016

By Danielle Dorsey (NewsChannel12) – A national data report concluded that Kentucky has the highest percentage of children in the nation who have had a parent incarcerated. The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy organization that strives to better the lives of disadvantaged children in the U.S., reports that 13 percent of Kentucky children […] Continue Reading

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WKU football Red vs. White game this Saturday

Posted on 22 April 2016

  BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (NewsChannel12) — WKU will host its annual Red vs. White spring football game on Saturday April 23. The event is free for all WKU students and will begin at 1 P.M. in Houchens-Smith Stadium. Gates will open at 12 P.M. The first 1,000 fans will get a Conference USA and Miami […] Continue Reading

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Can Broadway Musicals Influence U.S. Currency?

Posted on 21 April 2016

By Ben Martin (NewsChannel12) – The Treasury Department of the United States announced Wednesday that three new bills will be receiving new designs – the $20, $10, and the $5. Though the biggest news was the decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20, there is another face that is excited to stay. With the […] Continue Reading

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Cast your vote for WKU SGA officers now

Posted on 18 April 2016

  BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (NewsChannel12) –The Student Government Association elections are now open through Tuesday April 19. Students will vote for an SGA President, Executive Vice President, Administrative Vice President and Senators. Jay Todd Richey is the current SGA president and is running against Braxton Powell. To cast your vote, click here and login to Topnet. The […] Continue Reading

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Kentucky House and Senate reach compromise on 2016-18 biennial budget

Posted on 16 April 2016

(NewsChannel12) — The Kentucky House and Senate reached a compromise on the 2016-18 biennial budget which they delivered to Gov. Bevin on Friday. HB 303 includes a number of variables that will impact WKU. Legislators agreed on a recurring 4.5 percent reduction in WKU’s state budget, as opposed to the originally proposed 9 percent cut. Additionally, […] Continue Reading

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CDC confirms Zika as cause of microephaly

Posted on 15 April 2016

By Candice Madden (NewsChannel12) — The Center for Disease Control confirmed that the Zika virus transmitted by mosquito bites does in fact cause birth defects. The importance to protect yourself from the Aedes mosquito is more important than ever. The virus poses the largest threat to pregnant women and newborns. Potential birth defects include microcephaly and […] Continue Reading

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Mark Zuckerberg plans to connect the world in new ways

Posted on 15 April 2016

By Candice Madden (NewsChannel12) — Zuckerberg’s ideas show how Facebook aims to reach the people of the world. Now, the 31-year-old plans to reach countries that don’t even have internet access. Zuckerberg states “we are one global community” meaning that people can share anything with anyone no matter where they are. His 10-year plan has three […] Continue Reading

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Andy Beshear sues Matt Bevin over budget cuts to higher education

Posted on 11 April 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (NewsChannel12) — Attorney General Andy Beshear sued Gov. Matt Bevin on Monday over Bevin’s immediate 4.5 percent cut to Kentucky’s colleges and universities. At a state capitol news conference, Beshear said he does “not take any joy or satisfaction” over the action but that is necessary due to Bevin’s “blatant violations” of the law. […] Continue Reading

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