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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - KY: Women's

Student loans, medical debt and car payments are some of the reasons Kentuckians are feeling financially pinched. (Adobe stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new survey of nearly 400 Kentuckians finds that student loans are the number one cause of financial hardship for respondents. Other reasons for experiencing financial hardship include medical debt, rent, payday lending, credit cards and car payments. Most of the survey p

A new $500,000 federal grant will help more domestic violence victims in Kentucky afford safe housing. (@TatianaMara/Twenty20)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A shelter in Bowling Green will be able to help more women fleeing abusive relationships afford safe housing, thanks to a grant of more than $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tori Henninger, executive director of Barren River Area Safe Spa

Food and other donations from Kentuckians are helping domestic-violence shelters use their resources to fill the gaps in other services to help survivors. (KCADV)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Domestic-violence shelters throughout the Commonwealth have their hands full this month - but for a good reason. They're busy sorting and distributing nearly $600,000 in food, personal products, gift cards and other items donated by Kentuckians during the "Shop and Share Fundraiser"

Sexual education in public schools in Kentucky does not require information on contraception. (Nate Grigg/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A new report demonstrates the divide between states that prioritize reproductive health and those that do not - and Kentucky is among of the latter. The Population Institute's annual report card on reproductive health and rights gave 19 states, including the Commonwealth, a

Eileen Rektenwald, who heads the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, speaks at The Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington. (KCADV)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky advocates for sexual and domestic assault survivors are gathering in Lexington to reflect on their successes of the year, and examine what's needed in the future. The three-day Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference wraps up today with special awards

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

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