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the morning cram [the sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes it rains edition]

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The Occupy movement is changing.

NPR reports the movement is attempting to discover the next phase of their nationwide movement.

Kentucky~A local High School is headed to the State Championships- Go Cardinals!  The Paducah CVB offers help to the expo center. Hospital officials don’t want us to know the details of their merger.  Sen. Paul looks to save small river ports with his new bill.

Illinois~ Metropolis may be changing healthcare companies.

Tennessee ~ Henry County went door to door checking up on sex offenders.

the morning cram [the good doctor edition]

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Walmart wants to start offering medical services through Medicare.

NPR reports that shortly after announcing it would not be providing healthcare benefits for new part-time employees, Walmart wants to be the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services.

Kentucky~ Catch up on all the election news here. Expect a return to normalcy tomorrow, when there’s not an election.

Kentucky 2011 General Election Returns

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     2011 Kentucky General Election Returns

RETURNS REPORTED AS OF 10:30 AM CST, Wed. 11/9:

See the graph below for election returns.

From The Associated Press: Ky.’s Beshear Re-Elected; States Mull Ballot Items

2011 Election Results Are In, Democrats Win Big
Tuesday was a good election night for Kentucky Democrats. Of the six statewide races, only one went to a GOP candidate, Republican James Comer defeating Democrat Bob Farmer for the position of Commissioner of Agriculture. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will remain his post for the next four years in a big win over Republican Senate President David Williams and Independent Gatewood Galbraith. Click here to read the article.

Holllenbach Wins Treasurer in Close Race
In one of the closest races of the evening, incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach won re-election as Kentucky treasurer over GOP challenger K.C. Crosbie.

Auditor Candidate Declares Victory
In Frankfort this evening, Democrat Adam Edelen declared victory over Republican John Kemper. With 58 of precincts reporting, Edelen had 59 percent of the votes, to Kemper’s 41 percent.

AP Calls Att. Gen. Win for Conway
Associated Press calls win for Attorney General Incumbent Democrat Jack Conway wins beating Hopkins County Republican Todd P’Pool.

AP Calls Ag Comm. Race for Comer
Associated Press Calls win for Republican Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who beats Louisville Democrat Bob Farmer.

AP Calls Lundergan Grimes Winner in SOS Race
Dem. Alison Lundergan Grimes wins Ky. secretary of state race over Bill Johnson, a West Kentuckian. With 51 percent of precincts reporting, Grimes had 269,193 votes or 64 percent, to Republican Bill Johnson’s 150,997 votes or 36 percent.

AP Calls Beshear Victor
The Associated Press is calling incumbent Governor Steve Beshear the victor in tonight’s Kentucky General Election.

Voter Turnout in Question

Projected Turnout: 25%

It’s Election Day in Kentucky, but officials say more people will avoid polling places than vote. The projected turnout is about a quarter of registered voters. University of Kentucky political scientist Ernie Yanarella says low numbers favor incumbent Governor Steve Beshear. And Yanarella notes the election still comes down to the state’s political makeup, which features more registered democrats than republicans. Yanarella predicts Senate President David Williams will come in 2nd today with Independent Gatewood Galbraith 3rd. But Yanarella says he wouldn’t be surprised if Galbraith receives as much as nine percent of the vote.

Sources: KY Secretary of State, Kentucky Public Radio, Associated Press

GRAPHS

From the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office:

Registered Voters: 2,944,603

Ballots Cast: 844,927

Voter Turnout: 28.69 %

Precincts Partially Reported: 0 of 3572

Precincts Completely Reported: 3572 of 3572

Precincts : 100.00 %

the morning cram [spring cleaning edition]

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Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are looking up just in time for the world’s spotlight.

NPR reports Rio is making a concerted effort to revitalize its massive hillside slums before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Kentucky~     Conway is way out in front in cash-on-hand.  KSP puts 60 new troopers on the road. All three Gubernatorial candidates squared off in last night’s final debate. Yarmuth says the GOP is not backing down. Mitt’s coming to Kentucky to raise some money.

Tennessee~ The state issued 2400 ID’s needed to vote.

the morning cram [chonie bomber edition]

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The trial of the ‘underwear bomber’ begins amidst questions of the defendant’s ties to other terrorists.

NPR reports Anwar al-Awlaki, the recently killed American-born terrorist may have had a hand in the Christmas day bombing attempt.

Kentucky~ Two Amish men found guilty for not displaying the orange caution signs. Conway receives an endorsement from the NRA.  The General Fund numbers are higher than expected.

Tennessee~ Tennessee Tax sales are way up.  The state is holding a huge bond sale.

the morning cram [Namibian conservation edition]

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Imagine the US Government told the people living around Yellowstone that wildlife conservation was their job. That’s what’s going on in Namibia.

NPR reports that in an effort to conserve wildlife, the Namibian government handed responsibility over to farmers, and its working.

Kentucky~ Police busted a Chicago drug dealer in Paducah. More Amish are refusing to use triangles. Special crops are getting state money. Fort Campbell remembers fallen this week.  Gubernatorial candidates are coming to Paducah. Conway is getting a money boost.

Tennessee~ AARP hopes to clarify voter ID law.

the morning cram [pawpaw edition]

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The Pawpaw: North America’s forgotten fruit.

NPR reports a long lost tropical-like fruit which grows in our temperate climate is a little known treat found throughout 26 states.

Kentucky~ The Paducah Renaissance Alliance Director quits after two months on the job.   A Caldwell County judge declares a mistrial in the Allison murder case. Rand Paul is making the rounds in the Purchase Region today.  We all need a little help from our friends, says Todd P’Pool.  An accrediting body takes a long, hard look at National College. Senator Paul wants to chat with other Senators about pipeline regulations.

Tennessee~ State Senator Kyle says tweak the lottery, don’t steal from scholarship funds.