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PNS Daily Newscast _ March 31, 2020 


Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


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

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic organization is committing a multi-million-dollar grant to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign to hasten the transition to cleaner energy sources. One goal of the partnership is to cut coal production by a third by 2020, says Laur

BEREA, Ky. - Kentucky is one of 27 states that will have to work with coal-fired power plants to reduce air pollution, as directed recently by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. New rules aimed at reducing smokestack emissions that cause soot and smog will take effect next year - and not

WINCHESTER, Ky. - A weekend "Rally for the Rivers" is turning into an ongoing campaign to get Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to strengthen enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act. Protesters gathered near the Kentucky River in Clark County to draw attention to the mercury and other toxic polluta

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It was no ordinary haircut for mother Alissa Rossi, who visited a downtown Lexington salon - not for a new look to her locks but to see if her mane shows mercury concentrations in her body. The Sierra Club is sponsoring similar events across the nation to draw attention to the heal

LONDON, Ky. - A coalition of environmental advocacy groups and other concerned organizations and individuals is taking the first steps toward legal action against two Kentucky coal companies for violating the federal Clean Water Act. They've filed an intent-to-sue notice, citing 20,000 alleged viola

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The health dangers to children living near a toxic coal ash site are worse than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, according to those who are demanding stronger federal safeguards from coal ash, a byproduct generated by coal-fired power plants. Well-known environmentalists, includ

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Some voices from the mountains are trekking to the Beltway to urge an end to surface mining and plead for economic and green investment in Appalachian coalfields. People who live there, members of grassroots groups and environmentalists who are part of the movement and event called

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hazardous levels of arsenic and lead exist in Kentucky waters due to poor management of toxic ash created by coal-burning power plants, according to a new report. It says coal ash sites at the LG&E Mill Creek Plant and East Kentucky Power Spurlock power station are leaking toxins i

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