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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2018 


Trump administration officials are in North Korea, attempting to hash out details for the on-again, off-again summit. Also on the Memorial Day rundown: Veterans urge Congress to protect the “lands of the free;” and a new report deems cell towers and power lines threats to wildlife.

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Public News Service - KY: Mental Health

Health experts say drug use alters brain function, causing sometimes long-lasting changes that result in harmful behavior. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Experts say fighting drug addiction takes more than willpower - a message that new data shows many Kentuckians understand. The latest Kentucky Health Issues poll found seven in 10 adults in the state believe addiction is a disease, regardless of whether they had firsthand ex

An estimated one-in-four women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime. (Helba Weber/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A lack of adequate financial resources can make it difficult for survivors of domestic violence to leave an abusive situation. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Kentuckians are being asked to do what they can to help these survivors. The Kentucky Coalition

Speakers at a weekend rally in Pikeville had a message for Congress: Everybody deserves health care. (Jerry Hardt)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- In Pikeville, a city in the far eastern part of Sen. Mitch McConnell's home state, more than 100 people rallied on Saturday, renewing their call for health care for all. Irony perhaps that the previously-scheduled event, part of a national day of action, came barely 24 hours afte

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It's a celebration of support and survival, as two dozen apartments for survivors of domestic violence are unveiled today in Kentucky. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, are among those expected at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for KCADV Homes Lexin

There is no age limit in Kentucky for when a child in trouble can be sent to court. Advocates want that changed, with a focus on options outside the court system. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Youth advocates say court is no place for young kids who get in trouble. In fact, they say, it can do more harm than good. But, Kentucky does not have a minimum age requirement to determine when children can be sent to court. According to a report from Kentucky Youth Advocates, b

A new report shows Medicaid expansion in Kentucky has led to a huge spike in treatment of substance abuse, but the prescription opioid problem is still increasing. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the more than 400,000 Kentuckians covered by Medicaid expansion, treatment services for substance abuse have increased markedly, according to a new report. The head of the health organization that commissioned the report says while that's good, the bad news is the state

Foster parents should be allowed to become key partners in the child-welfare system to better assist foster children, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A leading children's advocacy group is calling for a fundamental shift in the culture of child-welfare agencies. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, foster parents are being routinely left out of key decisions and changing that would help foster kids heal and reunite with t

Kentucky's huge drop in uninsured adults is good for both parents and their kids, say children's advocates. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The percentage of Americans without insurance is at an all-time low. A new census survey finds that more than 9 percent are uninsured nationwide, and it's even lower in Kentucky, at 6 percent. Sonya Begay of Berea, who is raising three teenage grandchildren, said she began receivi

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