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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - KY: Livable Wages/Working Families

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It can make the difference between heating a home in Kentucky, and not being able to afford a home at all. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, helps thousands of residents pay their energy bills each year, and applications are being accepted for the 2009-2010 h

FRANKFORT, Kenn. - Friday has been declared Weatherization Day in Kentucky. It's a chance to remind residents with drafty homes and limited resources, that there is a place to turn for help. Thousands will get that help from Community Action Kentucky's weatherization program. Executive director K

FRANKFORT, Kenn. - New numbers from the Census Bureau in Washington show the Kentucky poverty rate stands at 17.3 percent, well above the national average of 13.2 percent. Terry Brooks, executive director Kentucky Youth Advocates, says the problem varies widely from one county to the next, highlig

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - There are plenty of Kentuckians making too little, facing bankruptcy, and just plain struggling to make ends meet. That's the gist of a new scorecard published by the economic-policy agency Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), measuring the financial security of families

FRANKFORT, Ken. - New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show the national poverty rate at an 11-year high. The group, Community Action Kentucky, puts some of the blame on what is known as predatory lending; the practice by some lenders to impose abusive and unfair terms on typically low-income bor

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Nearly 30,000 Kentucky children do not have a place to call "home" each year, according to a new report on child homelessness from the National Center on Family Homelessness. Kentucky comes in 42nd in the state-by-state report, which means only a few states face problems more severe

PADUCAH, Ky. - With the President's health care reform proposal still before Congress as lawmakers are concerned about the cost, some AARP members aren't waiting, among them Kentuckian Melba Ray. It was 1959 and Dwight D. Eisenhower was President when Ray last visited the national Capitol. This we

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Coalition for Responsible Lending, representing 45 interest groups, is asking the state General Assembly to enact legislation that would cap interest rates on so-called payday loans at 36 percent. Kip Bomar of Community Action Kentucky says families need protection from

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