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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - KY: Family/Father Issues

An estimated one in 68 people nationally is on the autism spectrum. In Kentucky it's about 69-thousand people.(Jesper Sehested/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — April is World Autism Awareness Month. And as understanding of the disorder has increased in recent years, some advocates for people living with autism say greater acceptance is needed. Executive director of the Kentucky Office of Autism, Amy Cooper-Puckett, said with many m

Kentucky has the second-highest rate of children who have a parent serving time. (Daniel Vanderkin/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Growing up with a mom or dad behind bars is a reality for almost 33,000 kids in Kentucky, and a report released today examines ways to reduce the impacts of parental incarceration on these children. An issue brief from Kentucky Youth Advocates and the Blueprint for Kentucky'

Kentucky ranks 44th nationally for the number of primary care physicians. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An annual check-up shows the Commonwealth is making improvements in some areas of health. Kentucky moved up three spots in this year's America's Health Rankings report, placing 42nd - up from 45th in 2016. The findings were released by United Health Foundation this week. Dr. Ju

Big legislative wins for victims who seek and access protections through Kentucky's network of domestic violence programs, including this one in central Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the difficult decision to leave their abuser. House Bill 309 gives people with a long-term protective order the ability to terminate a rental lease with 30 days notice to their land

Face It, an awareness campaign on how to look for and address child abuse and neglect is having a positive impact in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- While statistics about child abuse and neglect in Kentucky are alarming, experts say progress is being made across the Commonwealth to educate parents, child care and health care providers and law enforcement on how to both spot and address the problem. In 2015, nearly 18,000 Ke

Helping aging Kentuckians continue living at home, by bringing their family caregivers more into the loop, is the idea behind a bill moving through the Legislature. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature would establish ways to get family caregivers more involved so their aging loved ones can continue living at home. The Kentucky Family Caregivers Act, Senate Bill 129, makes it a uniform requirement that hospitals contact a desig

Kentucky lawmakers are taking action to allow fictive kin, people who are not blood relatives, to take in children who are being removed from their homes for safety reasons. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill moving through the Kentucky General Assembly expands the state's options for immediate placement of children who are removed from their homes for safety reasons. House Bill 180 would clear the way for kids to be placed with close family friends, often known as "fictiv

A new report shows Kentucky's workers have experienced post-recession wage growth, but the biggest employment growth has been in low-paying fields. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — There’s good news and bad news in Kentucky's post-recession job market, according to a new report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. On the upside, research indicated workers have experienced real wage growth, top to bottom, for the first time in 15 years. O

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