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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - KY: Climate Change/Air Quality

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Fourteen protesters camped out at Gov. Steve Beshear's office last weekend in a three-night sleepover protesting the practice of mountaintop removal. Hundreds more joined them Monday on the State Capitol steps for what's dubbed the "I Love Mountains" rally. With chants including "S

BEREA, Ky. - There's plenty of talk of coal's importance to Kentucky's economy, but a new report suggests taking a serious look at what clean energy can do to put Kentuckians back to work. The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) surveyed wide-ranging studies on the emerg

LONDON, Ky. - A coalition of environmental advocacy groups and other concerned organizations and individuals is taking the first steps toward legal action against two Kentucky coal companies for violating the federal Clean Water Act. They've filed an intent-to-sue notice, citing 20,000 alleged viola

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's a party with a global purpose: fighting climate change. Kentucky residents from east to west will roll up their sleeves Sunday, 10.10.10, to show their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Dozens of Kentucky volunteers, like Wallace McMullen, will install solar pa

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The health dangers to children living near a toxic coal ash site are worse than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, according to those who are demanding stronger federal safeguards from coal ash, a byproduct generated by coal-fired power plants. Well-known environmentalists, includ

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A child advocacy group in Kentucky is hoping to pave the way to wellness by encouraging communities to adopt "complete street" policies that allow for safe physical activity and recreation. Kentucky weighs in nationally as the seventh highest in terms of adult obesity, and it takes

FRANKFORT, Ky. - An ounce of effort is worth tons in reducing a community's carbon footprint, as a Franklin County project proves. And, the "Lighten Up, Frankfort!" project has earned some green for encouraging neighbors and groups to go green. A year-long project started in 2009 by The Frankfort Cl

BEREA, Ky. - Some may argue coal is king in Kentucky because it offers good-paying jobs in a number of areas where residents may not have them otherwise, but one group says there are costs associated with coal that few stop to think about. Jason Bailey, research and policy director with the Mountain

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