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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2019 


The Brexit Party comes out on top in UK elections. Also, on our Monday rundown: South Dakota one of the states looking for emergency funding. Plus, we take you to one of the most dangerous states to drive over the long Memorial Day Weekend.

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Public News Service - KY: Civil Rights

An evolving debate continues over the future of the death penalty in Kentucky. (Morguefile)

EDGEWOOD, Ky. – Over the past 10 years, eight states have abolished or overturned their death penalties, while governors in four other states have issued moratoriums. So, is the tide turning in Kentucky, one of 30 states that still allows capital punishment? It has for Amy Carrino, who say

Juvenile justice reform has led to fewer Kentucky kids incarcerated in youth prisons. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley said putting kids in a prison cell is not the answer most of the time. He said he agrees with a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which makes the case for closing youth prisons across the country because t

Nearly three out of four Kentuckians want executions halted in Kentucky until problems with the system are fixed according to a new poll. (Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new poll finds that nearly three out of four Kentuckians want executions halted in the state until problems with the system are fixed – problems that were exposed in a 2011 report from the American Bar Association. The poll, conducted by the University of Kentucky Su

Renowned death penalty attorney and Kentucky native Stephen Bright says capital punishment is a decade or two from being eliminated in the U.S.. (Southern Center for Human Rights)

DANVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky native who has helped overturn dozens of death sentences says it's inevitable that the death penalty will come to an end in the United States. The death penalty remains legal for now in 31 states including Kentucky, but attorney Stephen Bright says capital punishme

A chance at a clean slate at age 18 for nonviolent juvenile offenders is the idea behind a proposal in the Kentucky Legislature. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Giving Kentucky youth who have committed a nonviolent offense a clean slate when they turn 18 is the idea behind a new bill in the Kentucky Senate. Young people who committed violent or sex crimes would not be eligible. But Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advoc

Legislation to help protect renters across Kentucky by standardizing landlord-tenant leases statewide goes before a House committee today. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A handful of communities in the Bluegrass State, including Kentucky's two largest cities, have adopted a law to help protect renters. Known as URLTA, short for the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, it clarifies the legal responsibilities of both landlords and renters in

Dating couples in Kentucky can now seek emergency civil protections from intimate-partner violence. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A new Kentucky law extending civil protections from violence to dating couples took effect Jan. 1. Now, the challenge is making sure those who need the new type of protection, an Interpersonal Protective Order (IPO), know how to get it. Guidelines have been put in place to

Kentucky lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony Wednesday at the state capital on a bill to abolish the death penalty. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky will get a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Supporters of the legislation say it's a sign of growing support for outlawing executions because bills to stop capital punishment haven't received a vote in the Kentu

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