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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: This is PNS.)

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Public News Service - KY: Civil Rights

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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