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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Public News Service - KY: Census

Federal funding for local school districts is determined in part by the U.S. Census count every 10 years. More than 300 federal programs also use census-derived data. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Fewer children in the Commonwealth are living in poverty compared with 2012, according to new county-level data. Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, the organization that analyzed the data, said more children are in families that have enough food, are

As of 2018, a total of 40,000 children in Kentucky are growing up without health insurance coverage, according to the Georgetown Center for Children and Families. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Five thousand Kentucky children lost their health coverage between 2016 and 2018, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. While Kentucky's uninsured numbers aren't as high as those in neighboring states that didn't expand Medicaid, E

A preschool classroom in Kentucky learns about Constitution Day. (Kentucky Youth Advocates)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky school districts want to make sure their students are counted when the 2020 census begins in April. Educators are gearing up to spread the word to parents and communities about the counting of every resident in the nation. Michelle Elison, a Louisville-based part

At least 10 Kentucky school districts will receive federal grant money to help kids graduate from high school on time. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – New money soon will be flowing into the Commonwealth to help close the achievement gap. State leaders announced Tuesday that Kentucky is one of six states to win a $24.5 million GEAR UP grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Aaron Thompson, executive vice president of t

New census figures say Kentucky's median income is up as more people are working, but the state still has one of the nation's highest poverty rates. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky continues to have one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, showing only slight improvement in 2015. New Census Bureau figures show 18.5 percent of Kentuckians lived in poverty last year, down six-tenths of a percent from 2014, but still higher than just before the re

The loss of coal-industry jobs is a big part of widening prosperity gap between eastern Kentucky and rest of state. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

BEREA, Ky. - While the U.S. Census Bureau's new numbers show Kentucky's poverty rate remains basically unchanged, one economic policy analyst says mining deeper into the numbers uncovers a much bigger problem facing the state's Appalachian coal region. Ashley Spalding, research and policy associa

PHOTO: Figures show an improving economy in 2013, according to the Census Bureau, but some experts caution the recovery is still not adding up to financial security for many middle and low-income Kentuckians. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The latest Census Bureau report shows an improving economy in 2013 but some experts caution the recovery is too slow to help the living standards of many middle and low-income Americans. In Kentucky, 18.8 percent of the people lived in poverty last year. That's down from 19.4 percen

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the clock ticks on to Election Day, children's issues take center stage in Louisville one week from today. Participants at the "Step Up For Kids" conference will address where children fit into the picture on health, welfare, and justice issues. Dr. Terry Brooks, executive dir

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