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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - KY: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

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

Sen. Denise Harper Angel is being named a Champion for Justice for her work to reduce Kentucky's backlog of untested rape kits. Credit: LRC Public Information.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An investigation earlier this year by Kentucky's state auditor uncovered 3,090 untested rape kits. According to Eileen Recktenwald, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, the survey of 400 law enforcement agencies across the state has kick-started

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

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear announces plans to build supportive housing for domestic-violence victims who have been living in shelters. She made the announcement Tuesday at GreenHouse17, the shelter near Lexington. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In her eight years as Kentucky's First Lady, Jane Beshear has become known as a tireless supporter of ways to help victims of domestic violence. Tuesday at GreenHouse17, the shelter that provides emergency housing and services to victims in central Kentucky, Beshear announced a $4.5

PHOTO: A one-day snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows requests for help going unmet. According to the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, much of that has to do with the cost of maintaining shelters and housing. Photo courtesy Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows shelters straining under the pressure of budget cuts, and the need to lend life-or-death assistance to victims and survivors. In a single day – September 10, 2014 – the state's 15 domestic violence programs p

PHOTO: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signs House Bill 8, legislation that extends civil protection orders to dating partners, but doesn't go into effect until Jan. 1. Photo by Lisa Gabbard.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It took those who advocate for domestic-violence victims seven years to convince Kentucky lawmakers to extend protections to dating partners. When the legislation finally made it out of the General Assembly, 137 of the 138 lawmakers voted for the bill. The legislation, House Bill 8

PHOTO: Shop and Share Day, the annual goods drive benefiting the state's domestic violence shelters, is this coming Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at more than 100 participating grocery stores. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - This coming Saturday you can make going to the grocery store a way to help others. Saturday is Shop and Share Day, the annual goods drive for the state's network of 15 domestic violence shelters. Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear came up with the idea after seeing the overwhelming ne

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