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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - KY: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOTO:  Luring visitors to the foothills of east Kentucky - with the region's beauty and Appalachian heritage on display.  Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. – The idea is to use the fabric of the region to draw tourists to an economically strapped part of east Kentucky. So today and Friday, a nonprofit eco-agritourism organization, known as FEAT, is conducting a tour through Carter, Elliott and Morgan counties. FEAT director

PHOTO:  Conservationists call a circuit judge's decision on a waste water discharge permit for this coal-fired power plant in Trimble County a victory for clean water in Kentucky.  Photo courtesy of the Sierra Club.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Calling it a landmark court decision, environmentalists say a judge's ruling in Frankfort that will remove one source of pollution from the Ohio River shows a much bigger "victory for clean water and public health." At the heart of the legal battle is a permit that had allow

PHOTO:  Map showing general path of proposed Bluegrass Pipeline. Credit: Bluegrass Pipeline project

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The two companies that are working together to move natural gas liquids through new and repurposed pipelines in Kentucky defended their controversial project before state lawmakers Thursday. The developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline – Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Par

PHOTO: Coal is at the center of President Obama's plan to deal with pollution and its effects on climate.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - President Obama warned of the disastrous effects of climate change on Tuesday as he unveiled a wide-ranging plan to deal with pollution and global warming. "We need to act," Obama said - a message drawing praise from the Sierra Club in Kentucky. "It's time to take bold action for

PHOTO: Citizens in central Appalachia are calling on the EPA to clean up

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Kentuckians who live in central Appalachia say they have a problem with dirty water and they don't think the state is doing enough to clean it up. So, they've joined residents of three neighboring states - Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia - on visits to regional EPA offices to

PHOTO:  Patriot Coal's Hobet Mine. Credited to Vivian Stockman. Flyovers courtesy SouthWings.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A coal company's decision to end mountaintop removal will not be an isolated action, says the Sierra Club's mining committee chair in Kentucky. Lane Boldman says Patriot Coal Corporation's decision to phase out large scale surface mining signals a "new beginning" for Appalachia. "

FRANKFORT, Ky. - From the deep trenches where mountaintop removal mining once took place in Kentucky, trees will take root by the end of the weekend. Over a two-day period, this Saturday and next, close to 145,000 trees are being planted in Pike County on 220 acres of land in the Pikeville area. Ma

FRANKFORT, Ky. - In just over two weeks, new rules will take effect that federal officials say are designed to better balance wildlife, timber and recreational issues in Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest and others like it, nationwide. Lane Boldman deals with forest issues for the Kentucky Si

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