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PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 


Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - KY: Civil Rights

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

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

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