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    PNS Daily News - August 28, 20150 


    Today’s rundown highlights issues from around the nation including: a new clean water rule blocked; with tax dollars up in flames the feds look to limit gas flaring; a decision could open the door to fast-food unions; and groups are fired up over Donald Trump’s latest anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Public News Service - Kentucky

As college classes begin Kentucky students are paying more, while state lawmakers are giving public universities less. Credit: KCTCS.

OWENSBORO, Ky. - As students return to Kentucky's 24 public colleges and universities to begin the fall semester, the price they are paying continues to escalate, while lawmakers continue to slash state support. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Kentucky is among the five s...Read More

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Ideas for economic diversification flow in as coal production dips. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

HARLAN, Ky. - U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA 17th District) says "coal built this country" and now it's time to help those regions diversify their economies. The congressman from northeast Pennsylvania has filed the Coal Royalty Fairness and Communities Investment Act, which proposes pu...Read More

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Early to rise, early to class is not helping middle and high school students with their academic performance or health new report says. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With classes back in session, school buses are on the road early in the morning across the Bluegrass State. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), when middle school and high school students get more sleep, they do better academica...Read More

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Whitesburg first in Kentucky. to pass a resolution supporting the Power Plus Plan. Credit: Art of the Rural.

WHITESBURG, Ky. – Support for the Obama administration's plan to revitalize Appalachian communities suffering from the loss of coal mining jobs is picking up steam in Kentucky. The city councils in Whitesburg and Benham have unanimously passed resolutions supporting the Power Plus Plan, and ...Read More

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Happy 80th Social Security. Nearly 1 million benefit in Kentucky. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Friday is the 80th birthday of Social Security and every presidential candidate has ideas for changing the system – whether that means strengthening it or scrapping it. Nearly 1 million Kentuckians receive Social Security benefits. Marilyn Watkins, policy director of...Read More

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Advocates for cleaner air say those living closest to coal-fired power plants will benefit the most from the EPA's new pollution rules. Credit: Chris Jordan-Bloch/Earthjustice.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the Obama administration's 15-year plan to cut carbon emissions by nearly one-third begins, an American Lung Association report underscores the challenges that lay ahead. According to the State of the Air 2015 report, more than 138 million Americans – about 44 perce...Read More

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Driving means independence for older Kentuckians, but they are more willing to give up their keys if there are transportation alternatives. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Research confirms what many folks already know – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says per mile traveled, fatal crashes increase noticeably at age 70 and are highest among drivers 85 and up. When Katherine Freund's now-adult son was three, he was st...Read More

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Pro-choice groups in Kentucky rally behind Planned Parenthood as the nonprofit organization faces the threat of losing its federal funding. Credit: istock.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senate Republicans, including Kentucky's Rand Paul, did not have the votes this week to defund Planned Parenthood. The failed effort to block $500 million in federal support for the reproductive health organization comes as Planned Parenthood faces a backlash from an anti-abortion ...Read More

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