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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20160 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; holiday travelers brace for stepped up security at airports; Vermont's new GMO law changes labels in California and around the nation; and Yellowstone Park Rangers have some long holiday weekend advice.

Public News Service - Kentucky

A map generated by Earthworks shows more than 151,000 Kentuckians live in the threat radius of oil and gas drilling operations. (Earthworks)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 151,000 Kentuckians live near an active oil or gas operation, what the environmental organization Earthworks, said is within the "threat radius" of toxic emissions. A new map created by Earthworks pinpoints nearly 12,000 active oil and gas facilities that are within a half...Read More

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Renowned death penalty attorney and Kentucky native Stephen Bright says capital punishment is a decade or two from being eliminated in the U.S.. (Southern Center for Human Rights)

DANVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky native who has helped overturn dozens of death sentences says it's inevitable that the death penalty will come to an end in the United States. The death penalty remains legal for now in 31 states including Kentucky, but attorney Stephen Bright says capital punishme...Read More

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Medicaid expansion has been very successful in Kentucky, but many are worried Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes could undo that. (Gov. Bevin/Youtube)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Changes Governor Matt Bevin is proposing for Medicaid would put up barriers to care and could undermine the program's enormous success, say health advocates. Kentucky expanded Medicaid to cover the working poor under the Affordable Care Act. But Bevin now wants federal permission to...Read More

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Shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables through Farmacy, an innovative healthy eating program. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – When people think of prescriptions, they usually think of medicine, not tomatoes or cantaloupe. But there are now some doctors in eastern Kentucky writing their patients prescriptions for fresh produce. The Farmacy Program – that's pharmacy with an F – was sta...Read More

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Experts say if you sit still too long you may suffer from knee, hip or back pain. Their advice: Get up and get moving.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- It may sound like a joke or an insult, but "Dormant Butt Syndrome" is a real issue and affects millions of Americans. It's a weakness of the glute muscles that can be caused by repetitive motions, or by sitting still for too long. For athletes, said Chris Kolba, a sports medicine ...Read More

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This is World Elder Abuse Awareness Da,y and scams targeting seniors are among the problems getting attention in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – This is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and in Kentucky, the state attorney general says the only way to truly address the problem is as a community. Andy Beshear says the abuse faced by seniors comes in a variety of forms. "They deserve to age in dignity, free from physic...Read More

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A win in federal court for consumers, say advocates of net neutrality. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell...Read More

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A new report says only one in 13 children from lower-income families in Kentucky is participating in summer nutrition programs. (God's Pantry Food Banks)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - More children from lower-income families in Kentucky are getting summer meals, according to a new national report, but the analysis also shows there's still a huge need to feed more kids. The Food Research and Action Center's annual tally says Kentucky increased participation in s...Read More

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