A Paducah Police officer aids a "victim" during an active-shooter mock exercise at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

"Aid To Injury" by MAMC Photography is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

News Local/State - August 08, 2019

Why Some Parents, Healthcare Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Do More Harm Than Good

A 2013 Illinois law mandated active shooter drills, but left it up to individual districts to decide whether to involve students. Last year, however, lawmakers passed a bill requiring all school staff and students to participate in an active shooter drill within the first 90 days of the school year.

An image of a crop field with a large prison wall behind it.

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News Local/State - June 28, 2019

Durbin Regrets Voting To Take Pell Grants Away From Prisoners

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is cosponsoring legislation that would rollback one of the provisions of the 1994 crime bill. It’s called the Restoring Education and Learning Act — or REAL Act. The bill would restore Pell Grant eligibility to people incarcerated in state and federal prisons. 

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