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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - KY: Children's

An estimated 4,079 Kentuckians experience homelessness on any given day, according to federal data from 2019. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Homeless families and transient youths typically are undercounted in the census, and the COVID-19 pandemic could make efforts to include them even more challenging. The Kentucky Department of Education estimates that each year, more than 24,000 children are either homeless or don'

Researchers estimate that more than 1 million children were missed in the U.S. population count for the 2010 census. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky households now can complete the 2020 census form online or by phone. That's the message children's advocacy groups want residents to know as the national survey begins. Kevin Middleton, president of United Way of Kentucky, said counting kids is even more urgent as public

A 2014 survey published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found spanking in American households is on the decline, compared with data from 1985 and 1975. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban spanking in schools. Kentucky is one of 19 states that continue to allow corporal punishment. Glasgow family court judge Mica Wood Pence is responsible for placing children in foster care. She said when children have experienc

More than 9,000 children in Kentucky live in foster care. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will hire 350 new social workers for the Department of Child Protective Services, among other state budget reforms aimed at reducing and preventing child abuse and neglect. Dr. Terry Brooks - executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates - says the

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it gave Kentucky $1.5 million in 2018 for use toward tobacco prevention programs. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. The bill aims to reduce access to e-cigarettes among teens and young adults. While Kentucky brings in more than $500 million a year from tobacco sales, Ben Chandler,

Nearly half of all Kentucky children live in low-income families, according to statistics from the National Center for Children in Poverty. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Advocates for children will gather in Frankfort this week to push for policies that benefit children and families. On Thursday, hundreds will rally to urge legislators to consider boosting child-care assistance and enact a state-level refundable Earned Income Tax Credit for low-inc

Around 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State legislators have pre-filed a bill aimed at addressing racial bias in health care that contributes to Kentucky women dying during or following childbirth. Co-sponsored by Reps. Attica Scott of Louisville and Rob Wiederstein of Henderson, both Democrats, Bill Request 88 would

More than 647,000 people were hospitalized for flu-related complications in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Four people in Kentucky have died from the flu, and health officials say this year they expect an increase in flu cases across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Department for Public Health also reports more than 1,600 laboratory-confirmed flu cases since early August. Acting state ep

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