PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 

West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - KY: Women's

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A high-profile murder case in Lexington last fall has prompted new domestic violence legislation by the Kentucky General Assembly, that goes into effect this Thursday. The measure is called Amanda's Bill and is named after state worker Amanda Ross, who was gunned down outside her ho

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With the murder of Amanda Ross still fresh in the minds of Kentuckians, and a new domestic violence law just passed in her honor, more dialogue on the issue is expected this week. In the Ross case, her ex-boyfriend, former state lawmaker Steve Nunn, is charged in her shooting death.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky domestic violence programs are serving thousands of women in the state, but victim demand is growing, and agencies are unable to meet some requests for help. That's according to a one-day census taken in the state by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Mary O'D

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New proposed legislation would get Kentucky off the list of states that do not allow domestic violence protective orders to be issued in the cases of unmarried couples who don't have children together. Sherry Currens, executive director of the Kentucky Domestic Violence Associatio

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It can be tough for domestic violence survivors to get their lives back in order if they lack reliable transportation. In Kentucky, however, they can now take matters into their own hands. The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association is launching a "Car Individual Development Accoun

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky HealthCare and community partners across the state have launched a statewide, five-year campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke. A survey by University of Kentucky HealthCare reveals that more than 1.5 million Kentuckians und

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A high-profile murder case in Kentucky has created a push for stronger protections against domestic violence. The death of 29-year-old Amanda Ross and murder charges against her ex-fiance Steve Nunn, a former state legislator and son of a former Republican governor, are raising ques

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Nearly 30,000 Kentucky children do not have a place to call "home" each year, according to a new report on child homelessness from the National Center on Family Homelessness. Kentucky comes in 42nd in the state-by-state report, which means only a few states face problems more severe

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