PNS Daily Newscast - June 14, 2019 

Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Public News Service - KY: Civil Rights

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two University of Louisville sociologists say justifications for the death penalty are relying less on traditional arguments of crime deterrence, perceived cost-savings and public safety – and more on the notions of serving justice and offering closure to the victim's s

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Supreme court has refused to lift a temporary ban on all executions until a lower court judge can decide whether Kentucky's lethal-injection procedures meet necessary standards. The five-to-two decision by the state's high court to continue to halt all executions stems

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With few days left in this year's legislative session, domestic violence advocates believe there's enough time for lawmakers to expand Kentucky's protective order laws to include dating partners. 24-year-old Meghan Wright, a five-year survivor of date rape, speaks often about colleg

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A measure to stop schoolhouse bullies from harassing their gay and lesbian classmates - and those perceived as being gay - is awaiting a vote by the full state House. Kentucky already has anti-bullying laws on the books, but House Bill 370 would specifically protect schoolchildren

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An exonerated death row inmate is sharing his story of doing hard time for a murder he didn't commit – and how his life was spared, just days before he was scheduled to die. Ron Keine will tell his story to Louisville crowds next week. Keine was 10 days away from a New Mexic

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, Ken. - "I am woman hear me roar" will be among the chants and cheers in the state Capitol a week from today as hundreds are expected to gather to celebrate the 90th anniversary of women's right to vote. It was on August 26, 1920 that the decades-long battle by suffragettes was realized.

FRANKFORT, Ken. - Several national groups are endorsing legislation in Kentucky to prevent the use of the death penalty for individuals with severe mental illnesses. Mental health advocates are urging state lawmakers to consider the proposed ban, but still hold those persons accountable for their cr

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