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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - KY: Early Childhood Education

PHOTO:  Heating assistance and weatherization programs are among those that could be squeezed by the sequester.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sequestration, the fancy word for automatic across-the-board cuts, would slice at least $1.2 trillion from the federal budget over the next 10 years. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky's lone Democratic congressman, says a "more sensible approach" is needed. "Arbitrary, heavy-handed

PHOTO: State budget cuts are expected to reduce child care and kinship care services for low-income Kentucky families, starting as early as April.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Millions of dollars in state budget cuts will reduce the help that Kentucky gives to thousands of low-income families for child care so parents can remain in the workforce. The nearly $87 million shortfall also will reduce support for kinship care, the term for relatives taking car

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 1,000 voices are expected to ring out at the state Capitol today with a single message for Kentucky lawmakers: "As you craft legislation and promote policies, keep kids in mind." Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates says Children's Advocacy Day a

FRANKFORT, Ky. - For a decade, Kentucky has slid backward in assisting lower-income families with child care, according to a new report by the National Women's Law Center (NWLC). The head of Kentucky's leading child-advocacy group says it's a signal that state policymakers should rethink their inves

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The nation's often-toxic political atmosphere seems to make finding common ground an impossible goal, but a recent survey shows a majority of Americans are united around one message to Congress: "Don't cut kids." A recent survey by First Focus, a bipartisan child advocacy organizati

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State education officials say Kentucky is still committed to giving kids a good head start with state-supported preschool programs, despite a recent budget hit. A recent report from the Pew Center on the States lists Kentucky as one of only ten cash-strapped states that allocated fe

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Even as most states grapple with shrinking coffers and deficits, most are keeping their commitments to preschool programs. However, Kentucky is not among them. A new report by the Pew Center on the States found that the Commonwealth is one of ten states that has cut funding for pre-

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It may be summer break, but a busy day is planned for thousands of children as part of National Summer Learning Day today. It's an annual event to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality summer educational opportunities for all kids, and in Kentucky, events include childr

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