PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - KY: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

PHOTO: Insufficient resources are the root cause of why some domestic violence victims' calls for help are unmet, according to new national research. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's ability to offer support to victims of domestic violence is better than the national average, but there are still not enough resources to help everyone, immediately, according to a new survey. The National Network to End Domestic Violence tracked a single 24-hour

GRAPHIC: Married victims of domestic violence now have until the end of May to enroll for affordable health care coverage, which is known as Kynect in Kentucky.  Photo courtesy of: Kynect.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The deadline in Kentucky to enroll for affordable health care coverage through the state marketplace, known as Kynect, has been extended to Friday. But, if you are married and a victim of domestic violence, you have until the end of May. According to Andrea Miller, economic justic

PHOTO: A tougher human trafficking law in Kentucky has help children caught in the sex trade find safe harbor and get help. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 50 cases of child trafficking have been reported to the state since Kentucky updated its laws against the crime last year. Gov. Steve Beshear signed the toughened law a year ago today, and it took effect in July. The key change was providing minors what is known as "safe

PHOTO: The annual

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's just one day, but a day that can have a lasting positive effect on the lives of domestic violence survivors. The sixth annual "Shop and Share" benefits domestic violence shelters across Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 1. On the day before one of the nation's biggest parties, Super B

PHOTO: Domestic violence protection advocates attending an annual conference in Lexington were  urged by the House Judiciary Chairman to help push a dating-violence protectection law through the Kentucky General Assembly. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The struggle to push tougher dating-violence laws through the Kentucky Legislature has momentum, according to the main sponsor of a bill that would provide new protections. House Judiciary Chairman John Tilley urged those gathered Thursday for the annual Ending Sexual Assaul

PHOTO: House Judiciary chairman John Tilley says he will carry the dating violence bill in the 2014 Kentucky legislative session. Photo courtesy LRC Public Information office.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is behind the times in protecting those who are in a dating relationship from domestic violence, advocates say. Legislation which would give dating partners the ability to obtain a domestic-violence protection order made it out of the Kentucky House the last three sessions

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill which would give anyone in a dating relationship the ability to obtain a domestic violence protection order has cleared the Kentucky House for the third straight year. But it's not clear whether the legislation will make it out of the Senate and into law before the legislativ

PHOTO: Kentucky lawmakers are considering adding a

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Human trafficking. It's often called modern-day slavery, and victims can be any age. Legislation to improve Kentucky's law on the crime, passed six years ago, is beginning its journey through the General Assembly. House Bill 3, which passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on We

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