{FD} Oklahoma teachers’ demands like a ‘teenager wanting a better car,’ governor says

Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Mary Fallin likened teacher’s demands for boosting school funding to a “teenager wanting a better car” on Tuesday, in response to educators seeking $250 million in additional school aid.

{FD} Teacher strikes in Oklahoma, Kentucky shutter hundreds of schools amid demands for better pay

Hundreds of schools in Oklahoma and Kentucky were forced to remain closed Tuesday as teachers continue to strike for better wages and education funding.

{FD} Oklahoma, Kentucky teachers strike for higher pay, education funding

Thousands of teachers in Kentucky and Oklahoma are rallying at both state capitols on Monday in an effort to get lawmakers to approve additional educational funding.

{FD} Kentucky teen used money mom gave him for tattoo to buy AR-15 to shoot up school, police say

Timothy Felker, a student at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Ky., used money his mother gave him for a tattoo to buy an AR-15 rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition meant to shoot up his school, police said.

{FD} Child marriage protects predators, must end, former bride tells Kentucky lawmakers

A Kentucky Senate panel heard testimony last week from a woman who says she was coerced into marrying at age 16. She urged lawmakers to pass legislation making marriage only for adults -- and curb an endemic child-marriage problem in the state.

{FD} Kentucky becomes 1st state in nation to require Medicaid recipients to work

Shortly after the waiver was announced that allows the state of Kentucky to implement a work requirement for Medicaid benefits, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi said: “The elderly, disabled, pregnant women will suffer from today’s draconian decree.”