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    PNS Weekend Update - November 28, 20150 

    We’ve got several topics on tap from around the country this weekend, including: several people were hurt during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado; the protests over a police shooting continue in Chicago; now that we’re in full holiday mode, new research suggests that family time matters most to developing children.

Public News Service - Kentucky

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's executive order automatically restores the voting rights of thousands of felons who have satisfied all terms of their sentences. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With two weeks left in office, Gov. Steve Beshear has done what Kentucky's Legislature has refused to do - give back the right to vote to former felons who have fulfilled their sentences. Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday automatically restoring voting rights of tens of tho...Read More

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Experts encourage the adoption of older youths in foster care during National Adoption Month. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Transitioning into adulthood can be difficult for many teens, especially for those who age out of foster care without ever being adopted. Experts say those teens lack the family support system to help them become independent. Researchers at the Chapin Hall Policy Research Center a...Read More

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The wait for help for victims of dating violence in Kentucky is about over. New civil emergency protections begin Jan. 1. Credit Greg Stotelmyer

FRANKFORT, Ky. – After years of trying, advocates for domestic violence victims convinced Kentucky lawmakers last winter to extend civil protections to dating couples. The new law, signed by the governor in April, takes effect Jan. 1. Under the old law, dating partners had to file criminal...Read More

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A new report says a clean-energy economy could create tens of thousands of jobs in Kentucky, but only if the proper policies are in place. Credit: Secure Futures

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A clean-energy economy will benefit the environment and the wallets of Kentuckians, according to a new report from NextGen Climate America, a nonpartisan group aiming to advance low-carbon energy solutions. Nationwide, the study says, an economy built on clean energy would create ...Read More

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Wait, if you can, before taking your monthly Social Security benefit. That's the advice from the National Academy of Social Insurance. Credit Greg Stotelmyer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Social Security has been around since 1935, making it 80 years old. How old do you think you will be when you begin taking the federal insurance you've been paying into? You're eligible at 62, but the National Academy of Social Insurance says if you can afford to wait, do it, beca...Read More

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Quit smoking and be screened for lung cancer are two messages being sounded during Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Credit Greg Stotelmyer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and anyone can get lung cancer, even people who have never smoked. But tobacco-growing Kentucky has among the highest percentage of smokers in the country, as well as the highest rate of lung cancer cases and deaths. "Well, to be v...Read More

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The future of Medicaid expansion is at the epicenter of the health-care reform debate in Frankfort as Kentucky gets a new governor in early December. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than nine out of 10 Kentuckians now have health insurance, but supporters of health-care reform in the Bluegrass State fear a murky future as Republican Matt Bevin prepares to take office as governor on Dec. 8. Bevin has said he wants to shut down the state's health-benefits e...Read More

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Kentucky is the seventh-heaviest state in the country according to new research from the website Wallethub. Credit Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky "tips the scale" as the state with the seventh-biggest weight problem in the country, according to new numbers in the Fattest States In America report from the data-crunching website Wallethub. Researchers examined government data, including material from the Centers...Read More

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