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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - KY: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Ratepayers from eleven rural electric co-ops in Kentucky are questioning a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision, allowing the Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) to seek $900 million in funding from private sources for its proposed Smith coal-burning power plant. Fifty co-o

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky domestic violence programs are serving thousands of women in the state, but victim demand is growing, and agencies are unable to meet some requests for help. That's according to a one-day census taken in the state by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Mary O'D

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The economic downturn has hit seniors especially hard, but help for older Kentuckians may be on the way - if Congress takes action. For the first time since the automatic Social Security cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, began in 1975, seniors may not receive an increase in 2010.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Every two years, states are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to count the homeless in their communities. Kentucky conducts this "point-in-time" count annually, over a 24-hour period at the end of January. The bad economy has forced many people out of

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Death penalty opponents from around the country are holding their annual conference in Louisville starting today, and one issue likely to come up for discussion is at the center of a bill now before the Kentucky House. Susannah Sheffer, program staffer with the group Murder Vict

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Frigid temperatures have many Kentuckians concerned they may not be able to pay their home heating bills this winter. However, a program announced last week in Louisville is coming to the aid of families facing home-heating emergencies. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Federal stimulus money flowing from Washington to Frankfort is helping hundreds of Kentuckians either to stay in their homes or avoid becoming homeless altogether, to the relief of housing officials in the state. Carrie Stith-Webster, AmeriCorps program director for the Homeless a

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