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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - KY: Women's Issues

A lack of financial stability often prevent survivors of domestic violence from leaving an abusive situation. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It can take more than courage to leave an abusive situation, as money concerns often prevent survivors of domestic violence from getting away from their abuser. And this month, the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is asking folks across the Commonwealth to help r

Polling shows eight in 10 Kentuckians believe the decision to get pregnant is one of the most important choices a person can make. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Groups are voicing concern that threats to the federal program known as Title X could undermine family-planning resources for Kentuckians. Title X offers reproductive-health services and other preventive care, but the Trump administration wants to shift the program's focus to

Just 13 percent of moms are able to breastfeed their child six months after birth. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Some parents are still reeling from word of the United States' opposition to a global resolution supporting breastfeeding. According to a New York Times article, the U.S. wanted to water down a World Health Assembly resolution promoting and protecting breastfeeding around the

President Donald Trump has vowed to his supporters to nominate justices who oppose abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Matt Wade/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the announcement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, some women's groups predict urgent times ahead for the future of reproductive rights. There are specific concerns about the future of 'Roe v. Wade,' as President Donald Trump has promised to ap

Victims of domestic violence often leave abusive situations strapped by debt and bad credit. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Some financial specialists are helping survivors of partner abuse in Kentucky learn the power of financial fitness – and how to achieve it. The Allstate Foundation is partnering with the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to provide financial education classe

A Kentucky state senator says prisons are ill-equipped to handle the recent rise in the female population. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Kentucky lawmaker is hopeful that a bill that would help improve outcomes for women in prison soon will be approved by the House. Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, co-sponsored Senate Bill 133, which she said would address unfavorable conditions for women in prison, including

One bright spot in new health rankings shows that women and children in Kentucky are getting their regular wellness checkups. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report indicates there is much work to be done in Kentucky to improve health among women and children. The national report, from United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings, ranks the Commonwealth 42nd compared to other states for women's and children's health

Three Kentucky state legislators are recipients of the

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three Kentucky lawmakers are receiving special recognition today. State Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, Sen. Ralph Alvarado and Sen. Wil Schroder will be given the "Champions for Justice Award," at the Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington. Deput

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