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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - KY: Rural/Farming

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentuckians who live in rural areas, the elderly or those getting by on fixed or low incomes could lose their basic phone service under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. Senate Bill 135 would deregulate that service, giving telephone companies the right to opt out of

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - There is perhaps no better time to talk about feeding the hungry than around the Sunday dinner table. That's exactly what people in Kentucky and around the country did this week to mark World Food Day. Oxfam America organized the Sunday Dinner program to get people talking about w

WHITESBURG, Ky. - In rural areas, consumers sum up their broadband service needs in three words: access, affordability and choice. Rural advocates from five states gathered in Whitesburg this week for the Center for Rural Strategies' first Rural Broadband Summit and hearing. They discussed ways to g

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Kentucky media and rural community advocates say the lack of broadband Internet access will cripple Appalachian economies further if more isn't done to bridge the digital divide. The Center for Rural Strategies is hosting a rural broadband conference and hearing this week in Whites

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Job opportunities will elude millions of mostly rural Americans because they lack access to high-speed Internet, according to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission. Sharon Gillett, chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, says progress in broadband depl

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More and more Kentuckians are struggling to make ends meet, according to U.S. Census numbers that show a modest growth in population, and more people trapped in poverty. The American Community Survey reports 18 percent of Kentuckians are among the most economically disadvantaged in

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The nation's anemic economy means even tougher times for those struggling to survive in poor, rural areas like Appalachia. A new initiative among multiple federal agencies and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) aims to help put people back to work in the region. ARC spokesman

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Across the nation, community groups are calling for the Federal Communications Commission to protect broadband so that rural and low-income households have affordable access. According to Mimi Pickering, a filmmaker for Appalshop, an arts and education center in Eastern Kentucky, t

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