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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - KY: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

State Rep. Joni Jenkins has received a Champions for Justice Award for her work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – To survivors of intimate partner violence and their advocates, Joni Jenkins and Laura Sudkamp are champions. The two women, who serve Kentucky in different ways, have received the 2016 Champions of Justice Award. A state representative since 1995, Jenkins has helped secure

With financial abuse as part of almost all domestic violence cases, Kentucky's network of shelters is replenishing its emergency fund to help survivors regain financial independence. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is counting on a nationwide fundraiser to help refill the emergency fund that its 15 domestic violence shelters use to help survivors leave an abusive partner. While people often think about physical abuse when it comes to dom

A trip to the grocery Saturday in Kentucky can help others - those who depend on the state's domestic-violence shelters. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Help is needed this coming Saturday across Kentucky for a one-day fundraiser that benefits the state's network of 15 domestic violence shelters. Organizers of Shop and Share – the annual goods drive in 132 grocery stores across the state – say you can help by vol

With the start of school nearing, civic, faith and business groups across Kentucky are sponsoring school supply drives. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The calendar tells you all you need to know. The start of school is near and store aisles are filled with parents and their children buying school supplies. But, for some parents it's a huge financial burden. That's where civic, faith and business groups are stepping up. In the gre

For more than a decade, the state's network of domestic violence shelters, including this one in Somerset, have banked on the Economic Empowerment Project to help survivors get back on their feet financially. (Bethany House)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Those who oversee Kentucky's network of 15 domestic violence shelters say once survivors have made it to a safe haven, the next big step is to help them get back on their feet financially. The help includes credit counseling and matched savings accounts. Survivor Darla Pyles says

Dating couples in Kentucky can now seek emergency civil protections from intimate-partner violence. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A new Kentucky law extending civil protections from violence to dating couples took effect Jan. 1. Now, the challenge is making sure those who need the new type of protection, an Interpersonal Protective Order (IPO), know how to get it. Guidelines have been put in place to

A lack of funding and staff keep Kentucky's network of 15 domestic violence shelters, including this one near Lexington, from meeting all the needs of victims. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The raw numbers from a single day last fall shine a glaring light on Kentucky's inability to help a significant number of domestic violence victims. According to an annual national census, on Sept. 16, Kentucky's 15 domestic violence shelters turned away 129 victims because of a l

State Rep. Joni Jenkins is sponsoring a bill to allow victims of domestic and dating violence to legally break a lease to leave a dangerous situation. (LRC Public Information)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill filed in the Kentucky House would give victims of domestic and dating violence the ability to legally break their home or apartment lease as they leave a dangerous situation. The sponsor of House Bill 41, Rep. Joni Jenkins (D-Shively), says the legislation will be heard in th

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