If Roe falls, many in the Midwest will have to travel to access abortion

    Kentucky lawmakers have been hard at work to erode access to abortion in the state — long before the leak of a draft opinion on May 2 indicating the U.S. Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade and remove federal protections for abortion as early as June. In April, the Republican-led legislature overrode […]

Kentucky crews search painstakingly for 109 people missing after deadly tornadoes

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. — Under a chilly blue sky, a dozen men and women stood in a line on a devastated street in Dawson Springs, Ky., one of the small towns hit hardest by the swarm of tornadoes that raked the nation’s midsection Friday night into Saturday. https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2021/12/20211214_me_kentucky_crews_search_painstakingly_for_109_people_missing_after_deadly_tornadoes.mp3 Listen to this story here. Geoffrey Deibler, […]

Kentucky governor: Storms may have killed at least 70 people

MAYFIELD, Ky.  — Kentucky’s governor says he fears tornadoes have killed 70 people in the state and the death toll may exceed 100. Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday that a twister had touched down for more than 200 miles in the state. Severe storms moved through the area Friday night and caused catastrophic damage across […]

Dozens are feared dead as tornadoes hit Midwestern and Southern U.S.

Updated Saturday at 7:45 a.m. EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Tornadoes and severe weather caused catastrophic damage across multiple states late Friday, killing at least six people overnight as it tore through a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon facility in Illinois and a nursing home in Arkansas. The Kentucky governor said he feared dozens more could […]