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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - KY: Civil Rights

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky lawyers will join thousands of attorneys across the country this week in celebrating National Pro Bono Week. Pro bono work - literally "for the good," meaning without compensation - showcases volunteerism and highlights the services of lawyers donating their time and expert

Louisville, KY – Criminology experts from around the world do not believe the death penalty deters crime. New research on the controversial topic also takes aim at previous studies that have suggested a connection between deterrence and the death penalty. The findings could play a role in the

Frankfort, KY – A circuit court judge believes Kentucky's capital punishment system is flawed, the costs are high, and the benefits are small. Sixth Circuit Court Judge Boyce Martin made that assessment this week in reviewing a death penalty case. Now, his opinion is being offered as evidence

Frankfort, KY – More than 30,000 jobs were lost nationwide every work day during March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Kentucky's unemployment rate stands at 9.2 percent – the highest the state has seen since 1986. As businesses scale back, or even close up shop, many e

Frankfort, KY – Innocence and money. Those are the two points for a former death row inmate who has been talking to legislators around the country as they debate proposals to scrap the death penalty in favor of life in prison without parole for capital crimes. New Mexico is the latest to aboli

Frankfort, KY – The budget crisis has hit the courtroom in Kentucky, and cuts to the public defender system – which could be forced to shut down for two months – are the reason a group of criminal justice experts is calling on Governor Steve Beshear today to declare a moratorium on

Frankfort, KY – More than 186,000 Kentuckians of voting age are not allowed to cast ballots because of felony convictions - but that could change this week. House Bill 70, which would restore the voting rights of former felons, is up for a vote Tuesday. Richard Mitchell with the Central Kentuc

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