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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - KY: Energy Policy

BEREA, Ky. - More jobs, greater economic activity and utility-bill savings for customers are all byproducts of investing in clean energy in Kentucky over the next decade. That's according to a new study that examines the effects of the Clean Energy Opportunity Act - House Bill 167, introduced in the

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With blustery winter cold blasting the bluegrass, a statewide social service agency wants to blunt the chill of home heating costs for low-income families in financial crisis. Rob Jones, executive director of Community Action Kentucky, says Kentuckians who are facing utility discon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Environmentalists, public health groups and concerned citizens are demanding "green power" from Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU), and they took that message straight to the power companies' offices at a rally last week. LG&E and KU are seeking a rate i

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Student environmentalists claim coal-burning power plants at the University of Kentucky (UK) are risky for the research university's legacy and pose serious health hazards for students and the nearby community. They're asking the campus chiefs to shut them down. Lauren McGrath with

SOMERSET, Ky. - It wasn't as big or as loud as the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, but an equally-determined group rallied on Friday at the Somerset office of U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. Nearly 50 members of the grassroots social justice group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) took t

BEREA, Ky. - The federal Environmental Protection Agency embarked on a listening tour in Eastern Kentucky recently to vet resident concerns about the impacts of coal mining, especially the practice of mountaintop removal. The visit came days after the release of joint poll results from two survey f

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Providing affordable and safe housing for survivors of domestic violence is the goal of a new housing development project by the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA). A partnership with the Kentucky Housing Corporation, which administers low-income housing tax credits, fede

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic organization is committing a multi-million-dollar grant to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign to hasten the transition to cleaner energy sources. One goal of the partnership is to cut coal production by a third by 2020, says Laur

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