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CDC says that particular words aren’t banned

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that seven words weren’t actually banned at the agency. On Friday evening, the Washington Post reported that the words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based” could no longer be used on official documents for the 2018 budget. CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said…

Full Kit Gear to stay open in Chicago

CHICAGO — Full Kit Gear, one of Chicago’s three leather stores, said Friday that they will remain open after the Man’s Country bathhouse closes. Full Kit has had a storefront in the building in the city’s Andersonville neighborhood since it’s opening in 2015. The bathhouse will be closing after a final part on Dec. 31,…

Kentucky appeals court revives anti-abortion suit

LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a lawsuit by GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin claiming Planned Parenthood had illegally performed abortions was wrongfully dismissed, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. The lawsuit alleges Planned Parenthood had performed abortions without a license, the newspaper reported. The healthcare provider had been told by the…

Naughty New Year in Cape Girardeau, Jan. 13

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Heartland Leather Education Alliance (Heartland LEA) is dedicated to education and support of persons who are interested in, or live, the Leather Life. We are honored to serve Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Northwest Tennessee, and Northeast Arkansas. ANYONE living Leather or interested in learning about Leather. In June of 2015, slave…

Ohio Fairness Act hearings pushed to 2018

COLUMBUS — A second hearing for the Ohio Fairness Act has been pushed to January 2018, the Columbus Patch reported Tuesday. The act would amend Ohio’s anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes, expanding legal protections in housing, employment, and access to public services, according to the ACLU…