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PNS Daily Newscast _ March 31, 2020 


Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - KY: Human Rights/Racial Justice

State Rep. Joni Jenkins has received a Champions for Justice Award for her work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – To survivors of intimate partner violence and their advocates, Joni Jenkins and Laura Sudkamp are champions. The two women, who serve Kentucky in different ways, have received the 2016 Champions of Justice Award. A state representative since 1995, Jenkins has helped secure

An evolving debate continues over the future of the death penalty in Kentucky. (Morguefile)

EDGEWOOD, Ky. – Over the past 10 years, eight states have abolished or overturned their death penalties, while governors in four other states have issued moratoriums. So, is the tide turning in Kentucky, one of 30 states that still allows capital punishment? It has for Amy Carrino, who say

The Kentucky Capitol is one of many across the country where today, clergy and activists will rally against what they see as

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Today is Moral Day of Action at the State Capitol in Frankfort, as well as other capitols across the country with leaders of different faiths joining advocates and activists in a call for lawmakers and candidates to move away from what they see as "regressive, extremist" polic

Community health center leaders say Medicaid expansion is helping address racial and health disparities in Kentucky. (Shawnee Christian Healthcare)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A new report from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky found that race and ethnicity make a difference in how healthy you are. Phyliss Platt is the CEO at the Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, a community health center in the west end of Louisville in a predominantly African

Nearly three out of four Kentuckians want executions halted in Kentucky until problems with the system are fixed according to a new poll. (Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new poll finds that nearly three out of four Kentuckians want executions halted in the state until problems with the system are fixed – problems that were exposed in a 2011 report from the American Bar Association. The poll, conducted by the University of Kentucky Su

Renowned death penalty attorney and Kentucky native Stephen Bright says capital punishment is a decade or two from being eliminated in the U.S.. (Southern Center for Human Rights)

DANVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky native who has helped overturn dozens of death sentences says it's inevitable that the death penalty will come to an end in the United States. The death penalty remains legal for now in 31 states including Kentucky, but attorney Stephen Bright says capital punishme

A leader in the conservative movement against the death penalty says support for abolishing the law is gaining momentum in Kentucky, and cost is a big reason. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – As Kentucky lawmakers begin putting together a new state budget – with massive cuts proposed by the governor – people opposed to the death penalty say their stance makes fiscal sense. Last October, self-described political and social conservatives in northern Ken

A bill that proposes restoring voting rights to nonviolent offenders who have served their time has cleared a committee in the Kentucky House. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - An effort to automatically restore voting rights to nonviolent offenders who have served their time has, once again, sailed out of committee in the Kentucky House to an uncertain fate. The idea has cleared the full House every year since 2007, but has been repeatedly blocked in the

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