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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announced a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates are joining in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - KY: Livable Wages/Working Families

Environmental problems such as polluted streams, erosion and piles of coal waste can be traced back to abandoned mine lands. (Adobe Stock)

WHITESBURG, Ky. -- House lawmakers have passed legislation that would disburse $1 billion to states over the next five years - including $116 million to Kentucky - to clean up abandoned mines and jumpstart economic and community-development projects. The RECLAIM Act was passed as part of a package

Primary-care physicians are scarce in rural regions across the country. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Many rural health clinics primarily serving Medicaid recipients as well as the uninsured are navigating ways to help their patients manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure during the pandemic. One million Kentuckians see a health professional at more than

The number of Kentuckians' unemployment claims over the past two months has now topped those filed during the onset of the Great Recession. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 800,000 Kentuckians have filed for unemployment insurance since the start of the new coronavirus pandemic, and experts warn the economic downturn will likely have ripple effects that could last for years. Ashley Spalding, research director with the Kentucky Center for Ec

Mike Broihier, a former U.S. Marine Corps officer and a farmer in Lincoln County, is the third Democrat to throw his hat in the race to challenge GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell in November. (Broihier Campaign)

DANVILLE, Ky. -- A Lincoln County asparagus farmer and retired U.S. Marine who supports a universal basic income is running against long-time incumbent Mitch McConnell for U.S. Senate. Lt. Col. Mike Broihier has received the political endorsement of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who h

Amazon warehouses have been hotspots for COVID-19 cases nationwide. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Amazon's firing of workers who speak out on working conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic is galvanizing labor organizers. Over the past few months, media outlets have profiled several workers who say they were fired for protesting lack of social distancing measures and personal

Experts say the U.S. Postal Service could run out of money by summer without federal assistance. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Postal workers in Kentucky are among those calling for swift action by Congress to save the U.S. Postal Service. President of Louisville Local 4 of the American Postal Workers Union Art Campos says postal workers have been crucial in serving the public during the COVID-19 crisis -

As of Monday, nearly 20,000 people have been tested for COVID-15 in Kentucky. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The state has overhauled its public assistance programs in response to the cascading effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Emily Beauregard, executive director of Kentucky Voices for Health, said during the declared COVID-19 state of emergency, if you are younger than 65 and don't

As of 2018, 239,000 Kentucky children relied on food-assistance benefits, according to federal data. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Last week, Kentucky House lawmakers advanced legislation that would reform how the state provides cash and food assistance and certain Medicaid benefits to low-income Kentuckians. The bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration, would require beneficiaries to use one si

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