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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - KY: Community Issues and Volunteering

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A $2 million grant awarded to the Bluegrass State seeks to improve Kentuckians' health. And the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will match that money dollar-for-dollar, making $4 million available to up to 10 low-income and rural communities. The organization's executive directo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Business, education and government groups in Kentucky are uniting to wage a war against obesity. The Bluegrass State tips the scales as the fourth-most-obese state in the nation, with 70 percent of the state's adults considered overweight. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is h

FRANKFORT, Ky. - As lawmakers met in special session at the State Capitol this week, hundreds of protesters rallied outside, concerned about how budget cuts could affect their groups and the people they serve. Charlotte Whittaker is one of them. A former Senior Center director and AARP volunteer, W

FRANKFORT, Ky. - May has been proclaimed 'Community Action Month' in Kentucky by Governor Stever Beshear, and the observance comes at a time when many community-based agencies are seeing record demand for their services. Community Action Kentucky (CAK) oversees close to two dozen programs across the

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentuckians hear a lot about how the state ranks high on the list of residents living in poverty, but what's not so clear is what it would really be like to be in a poor person's shoes. An exercise this week helped participants get up close and personal with poverty and experience h

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the final death toll at 29 from last week's West Virginia coal mine disaster, a Kentucky environmental group is reflecting on what happened and what the future might hold locally. Lane Boldman is chair of the Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter Mountaintop Removal Mining Committee

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State environmental officials say they will take a closer look at claims that a company has been mining in three counties of Kentucky without proper permits and has been damaging streams in those areas. The Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) h

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is a state of tremendous natural beauty and rich history, but it also has serious, longstanding economic challenges. According to a new report from the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), state budget shortfalls and policy barriers in higher edu

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