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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - KY: Consumer Issues

Nearly half of Kentucky adults surveyed said they have experienced fraudulent charges on a credit or debit card. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A new survey indicates more than two-thirds of Kentuckians think becoming the victim of credit theft is unavoidable. However, consumer groups say it doesn't have to be inevitable. In a recent survey conducted by AARP Kentucky, 73 percent of people failed a new digital-identi

An estimated 1.75 million Americans have employer-sponsored health coverage. (Orin Ryan/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Candidates in the upcoming election aren't the only choices Kentuckians need to make this fall. Some workers will have to decide on health insurance options for 2019. Executive Director of United Healthcare of Kentucky Paul Brophy explains it's the time of year when many com

A lack of financial stability often prevent survivors of domestic violence from leaving an abusive situation. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It can take more than courage to leave an abusive situation, as money concerns often prevent survivors of domestic violence from getting away from their abuser. And this month, the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is asking folks across the Commonwealth to help r

The Kentucky Wired plan to install high speed Internet nodes in every county is expected to be complete in the next two years. (Kentuckywired)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Internet is an essential tool in the daily lives of many Americans – however, Kentucky's challenges in closing the rural digital divide are two-fold. An estimated 22 percent of Kentuckians have access to two or fewer broadband providers in their area, and the Kentu

No U.S. state showed improvement in obesity rates over the past year. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Obesity is a crisis that continues to plague Kentucky and the rest of the country, according to data released Wednesday. An annual report by the health policy group Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows the Commonwealth is ranked eighth nati

The bourbon industry supports more than 17,000 jobs in Kentucky. Will tariffs put it over a barrel? (Pixabay)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Whiskey trade groups from around the world will converge on the birthplace of bourbon this week to discuss their concerns about a possible global trade war being stoked by the Trump administration. Tariffs have already been imposed on bourbon in some overseas markets and, a

Without congressional action, some Kentucky coal miners could lose a chunk of their pensions. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hundreds of Kentuckians are in Columbus, Ohio this Thursday fighting to preserve their pensions. They're joining thousands of other retirees to rally at the Statehouse, a day before a congressional committee meets to discuss how to solve a pension crisis. The retirement of

The FTC has filed lawsuits against more than 600 companies and people behind illegal robocalls and violations of the Do Not Call list. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - If you receive a telephone message saying your Social Security benefits are at risk, consumer advocates say don't be alarmed; it's likely the newest twist on robocall scams. Heather Clary, director of communications for the Better Business Bureau serving Central and Eastern Kentuck

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