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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - KY: Rural/Farming

The agrotourism organization Black Soil: Our Better Nature aims to reconnect black Kentuckians to their legacy and heritage in agriculture. (Tehran Jewell, owner and operator of A Taste of Jewell Farm/AgZinger)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Women and minority farmers are consistently denied agricultural loans, according to a report released this month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Farmers and ranchers rely on loans to buy land and purchase supplies and equipment. Most farmers in need of cash app

According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau, family farms produce most of the state's agriculture. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With a downturn in the farm economy, many Kentucky farmers are under increasing financial pressure – and there's a new resource guide that could help. Low commodity prices are shrinking cash flow for many farmers, forcing some to take out more or higher interest loans.

More than 600,000 people in Kentucky face food insecurity, according to a new

BEREA, Ky. – More than 600,000 Kentuckians, many of them children, are going hungry, according to a new "Map the Meal Gap" report by the group Feeding America. The report, which looked at food insecurity in all 120 counties in the state, found Magoffin County had the highest rate of food ins

The bourbon industry supports more than 17,000 jobs in Kentucky. Will tariffs put it over a barrel? (Pixabay)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Whiskey trade groups from around the world will converge on the birthplace of bourbon this week to discuss their concerns about a possible global trade war being stoked by the Trump administration. Tariffs have already been imposed on bourbon in some overseas markets and, a

Current consumer Internet protections are slated to expire June 11. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Supporters of a free and open Internet in Kentucky are making a last ditch plea to federal lawmakers to save net neutrality. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a Congressional Review Act resolution to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal o

Acidic water runoff from coal mine land in eastern Kentucky. (Ilovemountains.org/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's coal country could get new life under legislation on Capitol Hill. A group of concerned citizens and organizations gathers today at the Lexington office of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to encourage his action to pass the RECLAIM Act (HR 1731). The bill would r

Good oral-health habits can decrease the incidence of cavities among children. (woodypino/Pixabay)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – While Valentine candy might be tempting to Kentucky boys and girls, dental-health professionals say it's crucial to ensure it doesn't turn into a problem. February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and health-care groups say it's about more than teaching kids to b

Kentucky's Appalshop is on the 2017 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Top 100 list (Appalshop)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Bluegrass State will be represented at a national event this weekend celebrating cultural thought leaders and innovators. Kentucky's Appalshop is on the 2017 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Top 100 list, and staff members are joining other honorees at the center's summit

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