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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - KY: Civic Engagement

Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi will hold gubernatorial elections Tuesday. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Tuesday, Kentuckians will cast their ballots for the next governor. And as the rest of the country will be watching for the outcome, state officials say they will be taking complaints on Election Day seriously. State Attorney General Michael J. Brown said his office has s

Gov. Matt Bevin and his challenger, Attorney General Andy Beshear, appear at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. (Scott Wegenast)

OWENSBORO, Ky. – A new poll from AARP finds 83% of Kentucky voters age 50 and older think drug companies have influence over their governor and state legislators. The findings come as incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Party challenger Andy Beshear, the state's attorney gene

The Eastern Kentucky city of Pikeville will begin construction to improve its downtown arts district this fall. (Ronnie Hylton/PikeTV)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The City of Pikeville has received a $30,000 grant from AARP to improve its plaza and outdoor arts venue. The funding will jump-start the first phase of a more than one million dollar downtown revitalization plan. Brad Slone is deputy manager of operations for the city. He s

Letcher County residents and environmental groups have stopped the building of a proposed $510 million prison on reclaimed land. (Adobe Stock)

WHITESBURG, Ky. — Local activists in Letcher County have forced the Federal Bureau of Prisons to withdraw its intent to construct a new $510 million federal prison on a former coal mine site. Spearheaded by Rep. Hal Rogers, the facility would have been the fourth federal prison to be built i

State officials will conduct post-primary election auditing in six Kentucky counties. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Six Kentucky counties have been randomly selected by state officials for post-primary election auditing. Investigators will visit Bourbon, Carter, Fleming, Marion, Muhlenberg and Scott counties to inspect election forms and interview county officials. Kentucky's Deputy Attor

The voter registration deadline for Kentucky's May 21 primary election is next Monday, April 22. (roibu/Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The deadline to register to vote in next month's primary election is less than a week away. Monday, April 22, is the last day Kentuckians can register to vote in the May 21 primary. Elections for statewide offices this fall will determine the next governor, attorney general, secret

Kentuckians with felony convictions who have served their time are demanding the right to vote. (Kentuckians for the Commonwealth/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – People with felonies in their past are rallying in Frankfort today, calling on Gov. Matt Bevin to return voting rights to people who have been convicted of felonies. More than 300,000 Kentuckians can't vote because of a felony conviction, according to the latest report from t

According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services, tobacco use is the state's number-one public health threat. (@Vinokurov_Yury/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A bill that would prohibit the use of tobacco products on school property and reduce students' exposure to secondhand smoke is facing a rocky road in the Kentucky General Assembly. With the days of the legislative session numbered, supporters of the bill say there's still a

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