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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - KY: Civic Engagement

PHOTO:  New report shows Kentucky stands to gain millions in new revenue if immigration reform is passed. Courtesy of OneAmerica.

BEREA, Ky. – A new study shows that Kentucky would get a boost in revenue if the state's estimated 80,000 undocumented immigrants were allowed to work legally. The analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy claims Kentucky could gain more than $23 million a year. Anna Bauman

PHOTO: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

RICHMOND, Ky. - The state's top election officer said she has received "overwhelmingly strong support" from Kentuckians to allow online voter registration and to make early voting easier. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who has just finished election forums across the state, stopped sho

PHOTO: Many immigrants say they'd be willing to follow the rigorous process outlined in the

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The so-called "Gang of Eight" immigration proposal in the U.S. Senate, which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, has the backing of most Kentuckians, according to a new poll. Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of voters surveyed in Kentucky either "strongly or s

PHOTO: Citizens in central Appalachia are calling on the EPA to clean up

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Kentuckians who live in central Appalachia say they have a problem with dirty water and they don't think the state is doing enough to clean it up. So, they've joined residents of three neighboring states - Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia - on visits to regional EPA offices to

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

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