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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - KY: Civic Engagement

PHOTO:  A bill to restore voting rights to ex-convicts is before the Kentucky Senate for a sixth straight year.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Convicted felons in Kentucky are not guaranteed to get their voting rights back once they've come off parole or probation. A bill (HB70) proposing a constitutional amendment to restore that right to most ex-felons is now before the state Senate. It's an idea the House has approved

PHOTO: photo credit Greg Stotelmyer

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Election results are taken as new marching orders by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and the group plans to ratchet up its focus on health care and the environment – specifically, a shift toward more clean-energy production. A member of the group, Rosanne Fitts Klarer, kno

PHOTO: Children's advocates want voters to think about children's issues when casting a ballot. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The state’s chief election official is predicting a record number of Kentuckians will go to the polls on Election Day. While the race for the White House is credited with driving the turnout, a child-advocacy group wants Kentuckians to "vote for kids." Even though chil

PHOTO: As the vice presidential candidates get set to square off in Kentucky in their only televised debate, seniors are hoping to hear about issues that ultimately matter to all generations; Social Security and Medicare.

DANVILLE, Ky. - As the eyes of the nation turn to Kentucky tonight to watch the only televised vice presidential debate, seniors are hoping Social Security and Medicare play a central role in the discussion. Charlotte Whitaker, a member of the AARP Kentucky Executive Council, says too much is ridin

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The clock is ticking on Kentuckians who have yet to register to vote, and the group "Kentuckians for the Commonwealth" is reaching out to eligible voters to ensure they're part of the process. Janet Tucker has worked with KFTC's voter registration program since its inception in 200

DANVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky gets a taste of the national spotlight next month when Centre College and AARP Kentucky co-host a Vice Presidential Festival on the same day the vice presidential candidates square off on the college campus in their only scheduled televised debate. AARP State Director Ron

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform has been hearing from Kentuckians concerned about fairness, competitiveness and other factors that should make the state tax code work better for more residents. More testimony is to be heard this evening in Lexington. Alan Smit

PHOTO: The Affordable Care Act crossed a major hurdle with Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, but here in Kentucky, as in the rest of the nation, the decision sets in motion a major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Affordable Care Act crossed a major hurdle with Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, but here in Kentucky, as in the rest of the nation, the decision sets in motion a major "to do" list. Jodi Mitchell, executive director of Kentucky Voices for Health, says there are two main proj

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