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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, the Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike, and retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - KY: Civil Rights

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

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

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