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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2020 


A new report sizes up swing states like Michigan; voters with disabilities face new obstacles in Election 2020.


2020Talks - October 21, 2020 


Democrats weigh boycotting the committee vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee; and concerns over mail slowdowns in 10 battleground states.

Public News Service - KY: Climate Change/Air Quality

Research has shown spending time in nature during early childhood can shape a person's views and enjoyment of the outdoors into adulthood. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Environmental advocates and outdoor enthusiasts across the state are focusing on inclusion and diversity in hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. Despite wanting to experience nature, many people of color may not have the opportunity to explore Kentucky's numerous trails,

Louisville is the first Kentucky city to commit to reaching 100% renewable energy for its city operations by 2040. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Louisville Metro Council has voted to commit to reaching 100% renewable energy use for city operations within the next two decades. According to the resolution, the city will work to shift public transit and other operations to run on cleaner forms of energy, such as electric

The EPA's Science Advisory Board is an independent panel tasked each year with reviewing the agency's proposed changes to rules and regulations. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An independent panel of scientists convenes this week to review rule changes proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Critics say the changes could weaken protections of waterways across the country, restrict the use of scientific studies needed to create environmental regu

Kentuckians will discuss how the Green New Deal could benefit the state's economy at a public meeting this weekend in Frankfort. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 300 people are to gather in Frankfort this Saturday to talk about what the Green New Deal could mean for Kentucky. Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Green New Deal legislation aims to jump-start the U.S. economy and

Airborne micro-particles from surface mining are believed to be linked to a variety of health problems.  (@F51C/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Democratic lawmakers are probing the reasons why a National Academy of Sciences study on the health effects of surface coal mining in Central Appalachia was cancelled. The U.S. Interior Department halted the study in 2017, calling it a cost saving measure. But Reps. Ra

More than 40 members of Congress have joined young people calling for a Select Committee for the Green New Deal. (Linh Do/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Sunrise Movement, a youth movement calling for action on climate change, is set to make big moves in 2019. At the end of 2018, more than 1,000 young people, including 75 from Kentucky, gathered in the halls of Congress to call for support of the Green New Deal - legislat

There are more than 4,000 Kentuckians without a home, according to the latest point-in-time count.(James Jordan/Flickr)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With sweltering weather settling in across the Commonwealth, advocacy groups are asking Kentuckians to show compassion for those without a cool place to stay. Just as frostbite is a concern during the winter for those experiencing homeless, said Natalie Harris, executive director

Coal is burned to provide most of Kentucky's energy, but the call for sustainable sources is mounting. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With Kentucky lagging behind most states in the production of sustainable energy, the Sierra Club is making a push at the community level to spike interest in solar and other renewable sources. Lexington resident and Sierra Club member Judy Humble says with renewable energy

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