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While most of our membership has not been affected by unemployment during the Covid-19 Pandemic someone in your family might have and we have the information you will need to see if they qualify.

The president has shown little empathy for victims, instead bragging about the job he’s doing, attacking his opponents and pushing to reopen the economy.

By AMANDA TERKEL

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

By DAVID J. KIM
Louisville Courier-Journal

The thought of adopting a dog has been on Kasey Mand’s mind for a while, but she’s been putting it off. Her family already has a dog and there wasn’t much free time to give attention to a second one.

By ANDREW WOLFSON

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid to stack the federal judiciary with conservative judges – including one of his proteges – has run into a hitch. 

The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, often called the nation’s second most important court – has asked for an investigation of whether a judge on that court retired at McConnell’s request to allow the appointment of Judge Justin Walker of Louisville. 

By Ian Reifowitz 

Which of the following statements do you think are true?

1) Republicans used the massive coronavirus relief package passed in late March (the CARES Act) to slip, at the last minute, more than $100 billion over a decade to households earning more than $1 million per year.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't? For the duration of the crisis, we're going to add two features to the website, "COVID-19 News" and a regular roundup of breaking news stories. Most of our coverage will focus on how the pandemic is affecting Kentuckians, especially union members and their families. We will regularly update "COVID 19 News" at the top of the page.

Congress has moved swiftly in recent weeks to approve historic levels of emergency funding to help our country withstand the coronavirus pandemic. Yet more help is needed for the federal workers who are on the front lines of this rapidly evolving health crisis.

By BEN TOBIN

The Courier Journal won a Pulitzer Prize for its breaking news coverage of the pardons issued by former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin during his last weeks in office.