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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - KY: Civic Engagement

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A statewide smoke-free law is more than a breath of fresh air, according to a majority of Kentuckians in a new poll. They support legislation to ban smoking in indoor public places. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky commissioned the random survey of more than 1600 Kentuckians.

SOMERSET, Ky. - It wasn't as big or as loud as the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, but an equally-determined group rallied on Friday at the Somerset office of U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. Nearly 50 members of the grassroots social justice group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) took t

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Recent data from the U.S. Census track an historic shift in the nation's diversity, revealing that most of the country's babies are now members of minorities. And that, says a Kentucky trend tracker and long-time demographer, points to the need for policy and attitude changes. Ron

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With time winding down in this year's 30-day session of the Kentucky General Assembly, efforts to address illegal immigration appear dead. That pleases those who feel the issue is best handled by the federal government. A state Senate measure, SB 6, would make it a state crime to

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With the nation engaged in a dialogue about civility in political discourse, a Republican officeholder and a Louisville civil rights activist say it's time the country turns the page on venomous political rhetoric and people work to find common ground on the issues of the day. Rep

FRANKFORT, Ky. - An Eastern Kentucky University political science professor says the attack of a liberal activist by supporters of U.S. Senate GOP candidate Rand Paul before the final debate Monday night, is symbolic of the nasty tone in this year's mid-term elections. Joe Gershtenson, director of

FRANKFORT, Ky.- Kentucky Supreme Court justices say the need for legal aid in civil matters like divorce, adoption and foreclosure in the state is great, and it's growing. They hope a new panel, the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission, will help more low-income citizens get the legal assistance th

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Some voices from the mountains are trekking to the Beltway to urge an end to surface mining and plead for economic and green investment in Appalachian coalfields. People who live there, members of grassroots groups and environmentalists who are part of the movement and event called

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