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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - KY: Civic Engagement

Dozens of advocates from Kentucky are expected to join a global social justice rally in Washington  on Saturday. (Kentucky Poor People's Campaign)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A 40-day social justice blitz in Kentucky wraps up today, but advocates say their work is far from over. The Kentucky Poor People's Campaign has held days of action in Frankfort the past six Mondays, joining groups in 30 other states in a National Call for Moral Revival. Spo

Polls are open until 6 P.M. today for Kentucky's primary election. (Gage Skimore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It's primary day in Kentucky, and advocates for older adults are encouraging all registered voters to make their voices heard. The Secretary of State's Office is projecting a 30-percent turnout today, 3.3 million people, which would be the highest voter participation in a pr

The budget approved by the Kentucky House calls for a 6.25 percent cut to most state agencies.<br />(Mark Goebel/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The two-year budget approved by the Kentucky House doesn't include cuts as severe as some other plans, yet some groups think it still leads the Commonwealth down the wrong path. The $22.5 million spending plan calls for a 6.25 percent budget cut for most state agencies. It w

It takes 34 states to call a Constitutional Convention and 38 states to ratify an amendment. <br />(wynpnt/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky might join the list of states calling for a federal Constitutional Convention, a move that some say could open up a Pandora's box. House Joint Resolutions 81 and 119 were recently introduced in Kentucky and call for a Constitutional Convention to limit the powers an

Kentucky legislators gathered with kids on Thursday to celebrate youth advocacy. (Kentucky Advocates for Youth)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Dozens of Kentucky kids put their future in their own hands on Thursday, as they joined state leaders and others for the 14th annual Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates Dr. Terry Brooks said it was a day to unite and rally o

Lack of equitable funding led to the 1989 Rose decision, which held that Kentucky was failing in its constitutional duty to

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Back in the early 1990s, the Kentucky Supreme Court declared the state's schools were inefficient and inequitable. Now a new study by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy shows the state is slipping back to funding levels that sparked reform. The Kentucky Education Refo

A citizens group in Kentucky is setting up a training academy to spread grassroots activism, such as this march, across the Bluegrass State. (KFTC)

Berea, Ky. -- After a close and combative presidential election, a polarized America has battled over everything from health care to border walls to monuments. The newly elected chair of the grassroots organization, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Meta Mendel-Reyes, said the divisive atmosphere

Speakers at a weekend rally in Pikeville had a message for Congress: Everybody deserves health care. (Jerry Hardt)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- In Pikeville, a city in the far eastern part of Sen. Mitch McConnell's home state, more than 100 people rallied on Saturday, renewing their call for health care for all. Irony perhaps that the previously-scheduled event, part of a national day of action, came barely 24 hours afte

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