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    PNS Daily News - May 26, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; several U.S. senators want more funding for Amtrak following the derailment near Philadelphia that killed eight people; in California, Oakland City Council considers enacting far reaching privacy rules; and a report on an Ag Gag bill in North Carolina.

Public News Service - Kentucky

PHOTO: This shared office space for nonprofit groups in Kentucky is growing as it hits its one year anniversary. Those involved say it fosters collaboration. Photo courtesy the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a Louisville office building there's shared space where nonprofit groups can work together under one roof. The place has a catchy name: (c)space, a play on the tax-exempt status of nonprofit 501 c-three groups. Since the co-space concept was launched a year ago this month a half...Read More

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PHOTO: Centre College, which has hosted two vice presidential debates, including this one in 2012 between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, will be the site of a Kentucky gubernatorial debate Oct. 6. Photo courtesy Centre College.

DANVILLE, Ky. - Centre College has become synonymous with high-profile political debates including Lieberman-Cheney in 2000 and Biden-Ryan in 2012. Now the liberal arts college in Danville has extended invitations to Jack Conway, the Democratic nominee for governor, and his two potential Republican...Read More

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PHOTO: Vacation plans on public lands could change dramatically if the push to turn federal lands over to state control succeeds, and there have been moves to do that in both the U.S. House and Senate. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Summer vacation adventures on public lands could change dramatically if the push to turn federal lands over to state control succeeds, and there have been moves to do that in both the U.S. House and Senate. Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, is issuing the warni...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights the need to keep foster children in a family-type setting. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - There are about 7,200 Kentucky kids in foster care, and according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, on any given night 1,300 of them go to bed without the comfort of a family. Child advocate Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, says the s...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: A group of fourth-grade students has made passing a smoke-free law in Middlesboro their civics project. Their City Council votes on it this week. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. – In Kentucky, local smoke-free laws now cover about a third of the state's nearly 4.5 million people. And it may come as a surprise who is leading the call for a smoke-free ordinance in one town – seven fourth-graders. They are members of the Destination Imagination...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: Kentucky's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but a proposal to increase that to $10.10 an hour is percolating in Lexington. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With Kentucky's minimum wage stuck at $7.25 an hour, the battleground to improve pay for low-income workers has shifted to the local level. In December, the Louisville Metro Council voted to gradually move the minimum wage in Jefferson County to $9 an hour by 2017. Now, th...Read More

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PHOTO: Dozens of U.S. multinational companies have admitted to using tax havens, avoiding $600 billion in U.S. taxes, according to a new report. Three Kentucky-based corporations are on the list of 304 Fortune 500 companies that collectively held $2.15 trillion in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and other countries. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Congressional hearings in the past few years made headlines exposing how Apple and Microsoft moved money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. But a new report shows these name brand companies aren't alone. Matt Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and ...Read More

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PHOTO: From Ashland to Paducah, and including all other Kentucky towns, you can now put a community's livability to the test. AARP has created an online livability index. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – What makes a community livable might change depending on the age of the person giving the opinion. AARP has launched an online Livability Index that anyone can use to determine how well any community is meeting specific needs. AARP's chief public policy officer, Debra Whit...Read More

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