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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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Public News Service - KY: Health Issues

Its estimated that the number of Kentuckians with diabetes will top 500,000 by 2020. (Denise Chan/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – What and how much people eat – and how it affects their health – are top-of-mind every holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving. But folks throughout Kentucky are also working this month to draw attention to the diabetes epidemic. The number of people with di

Pet costumes should be comfortable and not restrict the animal's natural movement. (Brett Neilson/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The candy, costumes and spooky fun of Halloween that little ones love can actually be quite a fright for our furry friends. Andrea Blair, PR and marketing director for the Kentucky Humane Society, explains one of the biggest concerns is a dog or cat slipping out the door, so

Kentucky's smoking rate is 62 percent higher than the national average. (Chris Vaughn/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new statewide alliance says it's ready to take bold action to protect Kentuckians from the dangers associated with tobacco use. The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow launched in Frankfort on Wednesday with dozens of organizations and agencies, and a common goal of improv

About 2,500 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. (Komen Austin/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - "Think Pink" events throughout October are reminding Kentuckians about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while pink is a color synonymous with girls, breast cancer doesn't discriminate by gender. About 2,500 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year,

An estimated one-in-four women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime. (Helba Weber/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A lack of adequate financial resources can make it difficult for survivors of domestic violence to leave an abusive situation. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Kentuckians are being asked to do what they can to help these survivors. The Kentucky Coalition

Leaders in the fight against Kentucky's escalating opioid crisis gather in Lexington to talk solutions. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As Kentucky continues to face an opioid crisis longer and more severe than in most states, experts are pushing for community-generated solutions. Approximately 350 policymakers and health advocates sold out the 15th annual Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum Monday i

This placemat has a message for Kentucky kids: eat healthily. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Diabetes is increasing among Kentucky children, prompting health experts and educators to join forces to help kids and their parents understand the importance of eating healthy. On National Healthy Lunch Day, placemats full of nutrition tips will be given to elementary stude

Over the past four years, an additional 37,000 Kentucky children have been covered by medical insurance  leaving very few children in the state without coverage. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – New U.S. Census Bureau figures show that health insurance coverage is at an all time high in Kentucky and across the country. Nearly 95 percent of Kentuckians now are covered, including all but 3 percent of the state's under-19 population. Terry Brooks, executive director

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