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Kentucky governor says shootings are a “cultural problem”

By ROBERT RAY and BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press BENTON, Ky. (AP) — This was supposed to be Spirit Week at Marshall County High School. Instead, homecoming events were canceled, the governor was in town lamenting the nation’s moral decay, and preparations were being made for the funerals of two 15-year-old children. ...

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Law could allow guns at Nashville bus hub used by schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police and security guards keep watch as thousands of children zigzag through Nashville’s downtown bus hub each morning and afternoon, catching buses between home and school. Barring some court challenge this month, the authorities likely won’t be alone in carrying lethal firepower through the Music City ...

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SGA discusses SOC funding, debates paying for eclipse glasses

Lively debate concerning SGA’s plans for the total solar eclipse occurring Aug. 21, 2017 took place at the meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Tribunal Justice Jacob Robertson expanded upon his resolution from the previous week to provide special solar protective eye-wear for the proper viewing of the eclipse to students. ...

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SGA introduces 5 new pieces of legislation

The Student Government Association introduced five different pieces of legislation during their meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Former Sen. Jay Alvarez introduced Resolution No. 2 that calls for the creation of sleeping pods on campus. Sleeping pods are special chairs designed specifically for sleeping. Alvarez said APSU would be ideal ...

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Students need access to pepper spray

Pepper spray should be allowed on campus so students can properly defend themselves from potential attackers. Currently, pepper spray is technically labeled as a weapon under Tennessee law, which defines a deadly weapon as “a firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or ...

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