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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20150 


    A divided Supreme Court issues three major rulings to end this term and we have reaction from coast-to-coast on today’s rundown; also 25 cities working to improve the chances of economic success for veterans; and a look at how summer jobs can help teens invest in the future.

Public News Service - Kentucky

PHOTO: The nation's highest court has ordered a more detailed look at the costs of the EPA's new toxic emissions standards on coal-fired power plants. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Saying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should have considered the costs of tougher emissions standards on the power industry, the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the federal agency to take another look at its new rules on air pollution from coal-fired power plants. O...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex weddings legal in all 50 states has an impact far beyond marriage. Photo credit: Lexington Fairness.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, county clerks, as directed by Governor Steve Beshear, began issuing marriage licenses. In a statement the governor indicated more adjustments to state policy would...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: Congressional Republicans are banking on the budget bill to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its net neutrality rules, but supporters say that would be a blow to consumers, particularly in rural areas, who deserve a level playing field. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided earlier this year to treat the Internet like telephone service, it was hailed by supporters of net neutrality as a way to close the so-called "digital divide" between rural and urban areas. However, Republicans in Congr...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: There are a number of things parents should take into consideration when looking for a back-up child-care program or provider, or when determining if a child is old enough or responsible enough to be home alone. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kids are on summer break, and that often means a challenge for parents to find backup child care. Some options are available through schools and park-and-recreation programs, said Karen Fogolin, associate director of Child Care Aware, while other parents may seek out a local teenag...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: Kentucky has restricted the sale and movement of birds as the nation continues to grapple with a widespread outbreak of avian influenza. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The outbreak of avian influenza that has decimated hundreds of poultry operations in more than a dozen states has been a surprise to many. But, one expert says it was destined to happen. Rob Wallace, who has served as a consultant on bird flu for the Centers for Disease Co...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: A one-day snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows requests for help going unmet. According to the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, much of that has to do with the cost of maintaining shelters and housing. Photo courtesy Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows shelters straining under the pressure of budget cuts, and the need to lend life-or-death assistance to victims and survivors. In a single day – September 10, 2014 – the state's 15 domestic violence programs p...Read More

Public News Service - KY

GRAPHIC: According to the Economic Policy Institute, new research indicates raising the minimum wage will not slow employment. Federal figures show the minimum wage has not kept up with workers' education levels or with inflation. Graphic courtesy of the Economic Policy Institute.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky lawmakers are considering raising the state's minimum wage, and new economic research suggests that shouldn't hurt employment levels. Critics of increasing low-end pay say it prices some workers out of the job market. David Cooper, senior economic analyst with the Ec...Read More

Public News Service - KY

PHOTO: Structural and efficiency upgrades to affordable multi-family housing could save money and reduce energy usage. Photo by Rudy Matthews Photography and Lloyd Wright for the National Housing Trust.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Basic upgrades of affordable housing will result in a huge energy efficiency payoff, according to two new studies from the National Housing Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), both part of a broad coalition examining the issue. Michael Bodaken, executive directo...Read More

Public News Service - KY

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