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PNS Daily Newscast - March 8, 2021 


Nationwide protests in advance of trial of former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd; judicial districts amendment faces bipartisan skepticism in PA.


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After a whirlwind voting session the Senate approves $1.9 Trillion COVID relief bill, President Biden signs an executive order to expand voting access and the president plans a news conference this month.

Public News Service - KY: Gun Violence Prevention

Supporters built a memorial in downtown Louisville, Ky. for Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police during a no-knock raid in March 2020. (Wikimedia Commons).

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After the killing of Breonna Taylor by Louisville police, some states have moved to ban no-knock search warrants, and Kentucky could soon do the same. This month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed Breonna's Law into effect. Pennsylvania and Tennessee are considering similar move

Protesters have gathered in Louisville for more than 125 days to call for police accountability over the killing of Breonna Taylor. (Adobe Stock)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Faith leaders providing sanctuary for protesters under Louisville's citywide curfew, which lifted on Monday, say they're being targeted by law enforcement. A legal loophole protects an individual from being in public after curfew if they are traveling to or from a place of worshi

Day and night, protesters have gathered in downtown Louisville over the death of Breonna Taylor. (Nadia Ramlagan)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Six months after Louisville police officers shot and killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her home, city officials announced this week they will pay her family $12 million, one of the highest settlement amounts ever paid for the wrongful death of a Black woman. The three police o

Nearly 64% of all suicide deaths in Kentucky involve firearms, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. (Adobe Stock)

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky tops New York City when it comes to gun fatalities, according to Mark Bryant, a Harlan County native and Lexington resident who leads the Gun Violence Archive. Formed in 2013, the research group compiles gun death information from thousands of sources around the cou

Led by a coalition of Catholic and Protestant denominations, weekly

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Every Tuesday, while Kentucky lawmakers are in session, a call for unity and social justice is being sounded at the state Capitol. The Kentucky Council of Churches, a coalition of more than 1,000 Christian congregations, leads a weekly gathering known as the Prayer in Action

PHOTO: A five-year study finds that the bystander intervention program Green Dot significantly reduces sexual violence among high school students in Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Kentucky.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's first lady calls it a game changer – using a program based on bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence among high school-age children. The Green Dot program, which was created and first used at the University of Kentucky, is now being tried in more t

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An in-depth look at firearms ownership in Kentucky shows that in thousands of homes, children are in dangerous, even potentially life-threatening, situations. The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll canvassed more than 1600 people and estimates that three-quarters of a million

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - A high-profile murder case in Lexington last fall has prompted new domestic violence legislation by the Kentucky General Assembly, that goes into effect this Thursday. The measure is called Amanda's Bill and is named after state worker Amanda Ross, who was gunned down outside her ho

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