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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - KY: Energy Policy

WINCHESTER, Ky. - East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) and environmental groups, once at odds over plans to build a coal-fired power plant, are now united in the search for greener energy options. Their agreement comes as the power company agrees to scratch the plant idea. The cooperative recently

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's a party with a global purpose: fighting climate change. Kentucky residents from east to west will roll up their sleeves Sunday, 10.10.10, to show their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Dozens of Kentucky volunteers, like Wallace McMullen, will install solar pa

BEREA, Ky. - Congressional legislation that encourages energy efficiency and bolsters job growth in manufacturing and construction is waiting for action by the U.S. Senate. Kentucky's 1st District Congressman, Republican Ed Whitfield, is co-sponsor of a measure that would make it possible for rural

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Some voices from the mountains are trekking to the Beltway to urge an end to surface mining and plead for economic and green investment in Appalachian coalfields. People who live there, members of grassroots groups and environmentalists who are part of the movement and event called

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hazardous levels of arsenic and lead exist in Kentucky waters due to poor management of toxic ash created by coal-burning power plants, according to a new report. It says coal ash sites at the LG&E Mill Creek Plant and East Kentucky Power Spurlock power station are leaking toxins i

FRANKFORT, Ky. - An ounce of effort is worth tons in reducing a community's carbon footprint, as a Franklin County project proves. And, the "Lighten Up, Frankfort!" project has earned some green for encouraging neighbors and groups to go green. A year-long project started in 2009 by The Frankfort Cl

HAZARD, Ky. - The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is ending a series of informational open houses to get public comment on new rules to protect streams from the effects of surface mining. In the past two weeks, meetings have been held in Kentucky, West Virginia and elsew

BEREA, Ky. - Some may argue coal is king in Kentucky because it offers good-paying jobs in a number of areas where residents may not have them otherwise, but one group says there are costs associated with coal that few stop to think about. Jason Bailey, research and policy director with the Mountain

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