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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - KY: Civil Rights

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

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Legal help for thousands of Kentucky veterans will literally roll into town early next month. On July 9 and 10, Project SALUTE, an RV-turned-mobile-law-office, will make a stop at the Legal Aid Society offices in Louisville. Marc Theriault heads up the Society's law and technolo

FRANKFORD, Ky. - The death penalty debate in Kentucky has new momentum. A proposal expected to be before the legislature next session would abolish the death sentence for those suffering from severe mental illness. Public Advocate Edward Monahan sees the tide shifting against the death penalty. He

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

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