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    PNS Daily News - April 1, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; Arkansas following on the heels of Indiana with a religious freedom law; Florida’s governor says he deserves the credit for job creation; mountain goats making the case for climate change; and plenty of folks stepping-up for National Walking Day.

Public News Service - Kentucky

PHOTO: Lawmakers leading the push for a statewide smoke-free law say progress was made this year even though the bill ultimately died in the Senate. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - This year's legislative session, which ended last week, was the fifth straight year a statewide smoke-free bill failed to pass. As the gavel fell on the 2015 session, the bill's annual sponsor, Rep. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington, tweeted, "Maybe not perfection, but certainly progress!...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: The idea of complete streets, where all forms of transportation, including biking and walking, are taken into consideration when building a road, is getting the backing of health advocates. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. – Health advocates are pointing to what's happening in Grant County as an example of how an inclusive transportation network can lead to a healthier community. The idea is known as complete street, where all users of the roadway, including walkers and bikers, are considered...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: A new report finds LGBT women in Kentucky and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit: Marius Boatca/Flickr.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 19 percent of Kentuckians live in poverty, the fifth-highest rate in the nation. A new report finds lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender women are among those most at risk. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations, including the National Women's ...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: A new accounting of greenhouse gas emissions finds oil, gas and coal extracted from federal lands accounts for more than 20 percent of carbon pollution emissions in the entire United States. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A new accounting of greenhouse gas emissions shows more than 20 percent of emissions in the United States are the result of oil, gas and coal extracted from federal lands. The report from The Wilderness Society and Center for American Progress calls for a full inventory of those so...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: Shop and Share Day, the annual goods drive benefiting the state's domestic violence shelters, is this coming Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at more than 100 participating grocery stores. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - This coming Saturday you can make going to the grocery store a way to help others. Saturday is Shop and Share Day, the annual goods drive for the state's network of 15 domestic violence shelters. Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear came up with the idea after seeing the overwhelming ne...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: Those who decide to drive or have a family member get them to the hospital during a heart emergency may arrive sooner than via ambulance, but experts say it delays treatment, as it is time lost that could be used to diagnose and prepare for treatment. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It may seem like the quickest option, but taking a private vehicle to the hospital in a heart-related emergency actually delays the start of treatment compared with calling 9-1-1. More than a third of heart attack victims nationwide drive themselves or get a ride to the hospital. W...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: It's National Poison Prevention Week, and experts say adults account for most poison-related deaths, mainly due to the misuse or overuse of drugs or medications. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Whether an infant or a senior, it doesn't matter the age - poisoning is the leading cause of injury-related death. As National Poison Prevention Week continues, local experts are reminding Kentuckians of ways to respond to and prevent poisonings. Alysha Behrman with the Drug and Po...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says price transparency is crucial to improving Kentuckians' health. Photo courtesy Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - We've all heard those horror stories about the price of an aspirin on a hospital bill. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says giving consumers clear information about prices is the first step toward improving their health. Susan Zepeda, the Foundation's president and CEO, says...Read More

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