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EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't?

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By MANDY McCLAREN

Sarah Jordan wants you to know her father’s name.

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

EDITOR'S NOTE: Some union members serve on county committees or have expressed intererest in joining committees.

By KENNY COLSTON

Kentucky Democratic Party

Frankfort, KY —  The Kentucky Democratic Party is suspending its planned 2020 reorganization efforts until further notice due to recommendations from Gov. Andy Beshear and the CDC. 

From JILL SEYFRED

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky Executive Director

Thanks to our friend, Bill Barry, a Baltimore labor historian and author, for sending us this.

If you're stuck at home, you may have time to improve your union skills. Here are the webinars for New Union Officers. 

Session 1 --The Organizing Model of Unionism

https://cornell.box.com/s/ik05fwo22f4v25g92aa4wzzmj58mpvxa

Session 2 Changing Yourself

Tuesday will be day 47 of the 60-day legislative session. The session was cancelled for Friday and Monday due to the COVID-19 virus. Changes have been made to lessen the crowds and visitors in meeting rooms and the gallery.

The biennial budget is the one bill that must pass both chambers by April 15. No decisions have been made yet to determine if legislators will continue to meet for these last 14 days.

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for pointing us to the story.

Gov. Andy Beshear has been calm and decisive. The former governor he beat last year is still peddling conspiracies and making jokes on Twitter.

By TRAVIS WALDRON

EDITOR'S NOTE: The coronavirus pandemic is inviting comparisons to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919, which killed millions worldwide. The experience of Mayfield, your editor-webmaster's hometown, was typical of Kentucky cities and towns.