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A many-splendored market

It had been a bleak week. Addiction, secrets and lies had ended a friendship. For the second time this month, an obituary memorialized a friend of my parents.

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Deadline to save your life

We can never be certain that something we publish will save a life. But it’s nice to think it might — and noble to try. My latest effort profiled a preventable tragedy.

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Bedecked with sudden debt

If you think hard times are knocking at your door, consider the mega-project neighbors and I are pondering to maintain our old Kentucky home — the Woodmont Condominiums off Poplar Level Road.

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Evolution of a more perfect union

In the biggest frickin’ deal of his vice presidency, Joe Biden became the highest-ranking U.S.

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A divinely ‘decadent and depraved’ Kentucky Derby

We interrupt this disturbing drip of doom to predict that Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will again be decadent and depraved. That’s how Hunter S.

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Frankfort 2012: Deja screw

Last Thursday, state lawmakers were eager to return to their families and get their citizen lives back.

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What a riot

Transfixed by all the trash talk between Louisville and Lexington, I couldn’t resist joining the fray.

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Bridge to political cover

Days after the adoption of a controversial plan to finance the Ohio River Bridges Project, Kentucky lawmakers were running for cover.

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Inhumanity of mismanaged care

Even Gov. Steve Beshear’s critics concede that he’s good at managing natural disasters — such as last Friday’s twisters. He’s had more than his fair share.

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Arrest this development

“Jefferson County/Metro Louisville has been deemed one of the most poorly planned cities in the nation, in terms of suburban sprawl and dumb growth,” state Rep.