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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - KY: Poverty Issues

There are more than 4,000 Kentuckians without a home, according to the latest point-in-time count.(James Jordan/Flickr)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With sweltering weather settling in across the Commonwealth, advocacy groups are asking Kentuckians to show compassion for those without a cool place to stay. Just as frostbite is a concern during the winter for those experiencing homeless, said Natalie Harris, executive director

Dozens of advocates from Kentucky are expected to join a global social justice rally in Washington  on Saturday. (Kentucky Poor People's Campaign)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A 40-day social justice blitz in Kentucky wraps up today, but advocates say their work is far from over. The Kentucky Poor People's Campaign has held days of action in Frankfort the past six Mondays, joining groups in 30 other states in a National Call for Moral Revival. Spo

Summer Nutrition Programs offer free summer meals to all Kentucky children, ages 18 and younger. (Riley Kaminer/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hunger-fighting groups and agencies in Kentucky are making progress as they work to ensure that children in the state have access to healthy, nutritious food during the summer months. A report released today from the Food Research and Action Center showed a 14 percent increas

350,000 Kentuckians will be impacted by a new Medicaid work requirement. (franchise opportunities/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – An initiative was just announced to help eligible Kentuckians maintain their Medicaid coverage. The governor's office and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky are partnering to work with employers, providers, state leaders and other stakeholders to ensure people understand

Victims of domestic violence often leave abusive situations strapped by debt and bad credit. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Some financial specialists are helping survivors of partner abuse in Kentucky learn the power of financial fitness – and how to achieve it. The Allstate Foundation is partnering with the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to provide financial education classe

Food insecurity is defined as a lack of access at times to enough food for an active, healthy life.  (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - No part of the Bluegrass State is untouched by hunger, new research shows. According to the "Map the Meal Gap 2018" report, not only does food insecurity exist in every Kentucky county, 30 percent of residents who don't have enough food likely don't qualify for federal nutrition as

Over 276,000 Kentucky kids participated in the School Breakfast Program in 2017-2016. (USDA/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report finds more low-income children in Kentucky are starting their school days with the food they need to fuel their brain. The Food Research and Action Center's annual School Breakfast Scorecard was released today. It shows that during the 2016-2017 school year over

More than 4,000 people were found to be without a home during a 2017 count of Kentucky's homeless. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Over the next week, folks across the state will get a better sense of how some of Kentucky's less fortunate are living. One January day each year, volunteers fan out for a Point-in-Time count of Kentuckians who are living on the streets, in emergency shelters and other tempo

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