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During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - KY: Toxics

PHOTO: The water you drink and use in Kentucky today is cleaner than it was four decades ago.

MURRAY, Ky. - The water you drink and use in Kentucky today is cleaner than it was four decades ago. It has been 40 years since the national Clean Water Act was passed, and an event happening tonight marks the occasion. It is being put together by the Kentucky Sierra Club Great Rivers Group and the

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – More air pollution is coming from the smokestacks of coal-fired plants in Kentucky than from any other state in the nation, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The nonprofit environmental organization says Kentucky plants emitted more

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 1,000 people turned out Tuesday at the state Capitol to oppose mountaintop removal mining and to push for clean-energy legislation as part of the annual "I Love Mountains" rally. Teri Blanton, a fellow with the group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, says the toll taken b

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky is in sixth place nationally for its number of overdoses related to prescription drug abuse. A new poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows how the epidemic is touching more lives than many might assume. Sarah Walsh, senior program officer for the foundati

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Environmentalists, public health groups and concerned citizens are demanding "green power" from Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU), and they took that message straight to the power companies' offices at a rally last week. LG&E and KU are seeking a rate i

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Student environmentalists claim coal-burning power plants at the University of Kentucky (UK) are risky for the research university's legacy and pose serious health hazards for students and the nearby community. They're asking the campus chiefs to shut them down. Lauren McGrath with

PADUCAH, Ky. - A five-minute flash-mob routine by Texas environmentalists at two Walmart stores in western Kentucky got the attention of customers in the electronics aisles over the weekend. About 80 singing and guitar-strumming protestors with the Texas Campaign for the Environment pitched a few no

BEREA, Ky. - The federal Environmental Protection Agency embarked on a listening tour in Eastern Kentucky recently to vet resident concerns about the impacts of coal mining, especially the practice of mountaintop removal. The visit came days after the release of joint poll results from two survey f

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