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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - KY: Livable Wages/Working Families

The American Health Care Act could result in more than 130,000 Kentuckians losing their coverage, according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. (UW Health)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24 million people would lose coverage by 2026 under the American Health Care Act, and almost a half-million Kentuckians are included in that number, according to the Urban Institute. The American Health Care Act (AHC

More than 53,000 Kentuckians receive food from a food bank each week, as hunger-fighting groups worry about the future of nutrition-program funding in Congress. (Foodbank2/Flickr)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – One in six people in Kentucky struggles with hunger, and the rate is even higher among the state's youth, according to the group Feeding America. Such statistics are why hunger-fighting groups are concerned about possible cuts to federal nutrition programs under the Trump ad

A pair of Kentucky power companies want to roughly double the Basic Service Charge their 1.3 million customers pay.(Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Sister utilities KU and LG&E want to roughly double the basic service charge on customers, a charge commonly known as the meter fee. The request to restructure the rates would impact 1.3 million customers in 93 counties. Sarah Lynn Cunningham, the Climate Change Subcommittee

The Mines to Minds program will combine a semester of college with an apprenticeship to help laid-off coal miners and others begin a new high-tech careers. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – With the loss of thousands of coal jobs in Kentucky, the search has intensified for ways to create a more diverse economy. Next month, Whitesburg-based Appalshop is launching Mines to Minds, a training program with a semester of college classes followed by six months of on-

A new report highlights the impact income, race and geography are having on the well-being of children in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – Where children live, their families' income and their race impact their chance to thrive, according to a new report card on child well-being in Kentucky. The Kids Count 2016 County Data Book provides a snapshot of how kids are doing in each of the state's 120 counties.

Broadband will be added next month as an option for lower-income Kentuckians who qualify for Lifeline, the government program that subsidizes telecommunications services. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – In March, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to modernize its Lifeline program, which offers lower-income households a discount on one telecommunications service. Broadband becomes a choice Dec. 2. Eligible consumers currently can apply their subsidy to voice s

Crunch the numbers and compare the plans. That's the advice to those enrolling for 2017 health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Greg Stotelmyer)

JACKSON, Ky. – Open enrollment for 2017 health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act is in full swing, and Kentuckians are being advised to shop around. With a switch in governors, Kentucky has moved away from operating its own state-based exchange, and folks must now shop for insur

A movement aimed at improving the quality of life in rural Kentucky is focused on young adults and teens. (KCTCS)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A nationwide movement aimed at improving the quality of life in rural America, including Kentucky, says it's focused on involving youth. The National Rural Assembly – a coalition of more than 500 organizations – calls its new effort Kids, Climate, Connection.

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