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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 


U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.


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Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Public News Service - KY: Rural/Farming

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Would ending Saturday mail delivery exacerbate the decline of rural communities? That's the contention of Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues. He testified recently to the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission on the Posta

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A 40-acre Fayette County shelter site for abused women and children is bridging emotional healing and community gardening, in hopes the result will also financially empower families and the nonprofit groups serving them. The working farm set up by the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Pro

WHITESBURG, Ky. - The war rages on, but a battle has been won by groups pushing to put high-speed Internet service in the hands of more Kentuckians. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it plans to change how it regulates Internet service, by treating Internet access with some of the sam

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The health care reform bill signed into law last week by President Obama will have a direct impact on people in Kentucky, according to Kentucky Voices for Health co-chair Sheila Schuster. Opponents have argued that the bill could bankrupt the country and burden states with implement

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Every two years, states are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to count the homeless in their communities. Kentucky conducts this "point-in-time" count annually, over a 24-hour period at the end of January. The bad economy has forced many people out of

WHITESBORO, Ky. - Millions of people whose incomes were above the poverty line in the United States less than ten years ago are now living below the poverty line, and a new report from Kentucky's Center for Rural Strategies says a disproportionate number of them live in rural areas. Center Director

FRANKFORT, Ky. - There's a changing face on homelessness in Kentucky, and this week the Governor's office and advocacy groups want people to take a close look at it. This is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in the Commonwealth, and those close to the issue say people without proper places to

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Some regions of Kentucky have for years had an emergency response system in place to alert citizens of the potential threat of a manmade or natural disaster, but that's not the case in some pockets of the southeastern part of the state. In Letcher County, a network of residents, go

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