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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2018 


Students send a stern message to President Trump on guns. Also on our nationwide rundown: One expert's view of why canceling student-loan debt would boost the economy; plus the Trump budget calls for a 90-percent cut to a decades-old public lands program.

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Public News Service - KY: Civic Engagement

It takes 34 states to call a Constitutional Convention and 38 states to ratify an amendment. <br />(wynpnt/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky might join the list of states calling for a federal Constitutional Convention, a move that some say could open up a Pandora's box. House Joint Resolutions 81 and 119 were recently introduced in Kentucky and call for a Constitutional Convention to limit the powers an

Kentucky legislators gathered with kids on Thursday to celebrate youth advocacy. (Kentucky Advocates for Youth)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Dozens of Kentucky kids put their future in their own hands on Thursday, as they joined state leaders and others for the 14th annual Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates Dr. Terry Brooks said it was a day to unite and rally o

Lack of equitable funding led to the 1989 Rose decision, which held that Kentucky was failing in its constitutional duty to

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Back in the early 1990s, the Kentucky Supreme Court declared the state's schools were inefficient and inequitable. Now a new study by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy shows the state is slipping back to funding levels that sparked reform. The Kentucky Education Refo

A citizens group in Kentucky is setting up a training academy to spread grassroots activism, such as this march, across the Bluegrass State. (KFTC)

Berea, Ky. -- After a close and combative presidential election, a polarized America has battled over everything from health care to border walls to monuments. The newly elected chair of the grassroots organization, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Meta Mendel-Reyes, said the divisive atmosphere

Speakers at a weekend rally in Pikeville had a message for Congress: Everybody deserves health care. (Jerry Hardt)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- In Pikeville, a city in the far eastern part of Sen. Mitch McConnell's home state, more than 100 people rallied on Saturday, renewing their call for health care for all. Irony perhaps that the previously-scheduled event, part of a national day of action, came barely 24 hours afte

Support for groups that fight for clean air and water, and other conservation concerns, has grown among Kentuckians since the 2016 election. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's signature conservation groups are reporting an uptick in membership, fund-raising and volunteerism. The increased engagement comes as President Donald Trump charts an aggressive path toward environmental deregulation, including pulling the U.S. out of the Paris cl

Those who oppose the death penalty will run an information booth such as this one during Kentucky's second largest festival this week. (Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The push for multiple executions in Arkansas has shed a harsh light on the death penalty in America, especially in the South, where capital punishment is legal in every state including Kentucky. Here in the Commonwealth, it's been eight-and-a-half years since the last execution and

Young lawyers in Kentucky are joining others in the legal community for Legal Food Frenzy, a friendly competition to raise money for hunger relief. (Kentucky Association of Food Banks)

BEREA, Ky. – Lawyers across Kentucky will soon have more than legal briefs and court appearances on their dockets. On March 27, the legal community will engage in a friendly competition to raise money for hunger relief. The Kentucky Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division is a driving force

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