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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - KY: Housing/Homelessness

Big legislative wins for victims who seek and access protections through Kentucky's network of domestic violence programs, including this one in central Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the difficult decision to leave their abuser. House Bill 309 gives people with a long-term protective order the ability to terminate a rental lease with 30 days notice to their land

This is one of three tiny houses being built this school year by students in eastern Kentucky, a project designed to build new skills for the region's changing economy. (KY Valley Educational Cooperative)

PHELPS, Ky. – The popularity of tiny houses has become a teaching tool for dozens of vocational education and technology students in eastern Kentucky. Students from five counties are earning credits in math, science and English, as well as construction and business skills, as they build thre

Louisville has achieved a sharp reduction in its homeless population, according to a report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. (Pexel)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As Executive Director of Louisville's Coalition for the Homeless, Natalie Harris says the city's effort to combat homelessness has made a "big dent" in the problem. She said a focus on veterans also helped Louisville reduce homelessness. Yet, on any given night as many as 1,6

Securing safe, affordable housing is often the biggest challenge facing victims of domestic violence. A new program seeks to help them overcome that barrier. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For the first time, a Rapid Re-Housing Program is being taken statewide to help victims of domestic violence. Using a $259,000 grant from the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state's network of 15 shelters will provide rental assistance to at least 40 women in any Kentucky co

Dr. Gail Christopher, a  national expert in holistic health and diversity, told community and health leaders in Kentucky that if they work more on improving inequities the state's health will improve. (Shannon Wells)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A national expert in holistic health and diversity told community and health leaders in Kentucky yesterday that if they work more on improving inequities, including income and access to care, the health of the state's population will improve. The message came from Dr. Gail Christo

New census figures say Kentucky's median income is up as more people are working, but the state still has one of the nation's highest poverty rates. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky continues to have one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, showing only slight improvement in 2015. New Census Bureau figures show 18.5 percent of Kentuckians lived in poverty last year, down six-tenths of a percent from 2014, but still higher than just before the re

Children in the Bluegrass State have it tough. According to a new report, Kentucky has the highest percentage of children who have had a parent incarcerated, nearly double the national average. (Greg Stotelmyer)

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - A new report finds that Kentucky has the highest percentage of children who have had a parent incarcerated, which is having a devastating toll on families, especially the kids. The Annie E. Casey Foundation says at 13 percent, Kentucky's rate is nearly double the national aver

For more than a decade, the state's network of domestic violence shelters, including this one in Somerset, have banked on the Economic Empowerment Project to help survivors get back on their feet financially. (Bethany House)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Those who oversee Kentucky's network of 15 domestic violence shelters say once survivors have made it to a safe haven, the next big step is to help them get back on their feet financially. The help includes credit counseling and matched savings accounts. Survivor Darla Pyles says

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