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PNS Daily Newscast - November 22, 2017 


Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - Cyber Security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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This is the Red River, where nearly a half-century ago a flood-control project sparked controversy. (U.S. Forest Service)

STANTON, Ky. – A pivotal moment in stopping a controversial plan to dam the Red River, part of which is now Kentucky's only National Wild and Scenic River, happened 49 years ago today. Nearly a half-century later, it's still vividly remembered by many as a watershed moment in the lengthy, con

Leaders from across the state gather in Lexington to explore solutions for making neighborhoods more age-friendly so older Kentuckians can remain in their homes. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- People are living longer, and by 2030 it's projected that one in five Americans will be 65 or older. One expert on aging, Jean Setzfand, senior vice president for programs at AARP, said infrastructure that allows residents to “age in place” in their neighborhoods is l

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.

The Russell Fork River, an outdoor gem on the Kentucky-Virginia border, is on a list of America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2016. (Steve Ruth)

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. - The Russell Fork River, which carves a spectacular 52-mile path along the Kentucky-Virginia border, has landed on the list of America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2016. Avid kayaker Steve Ruth, a member of the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, described the listing as a "real t

Conservationists want state lawmakers to restore funding cuts that the conservationists say have crippled land-conservation programs in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Conservationists are in Frankfort today, telling lawmakers that budget cuts are handcuffing efforts to protect public lands - land often used for recreation. Ruth Banberger, the Sierra Club's legislative chair, said the state is "robbing" funds specifically earmarked for land-conse

Supporters of the arts in Kentucky say proposed budget cuts will energize their advocacy for the importance the arts play in the future of their hometowns. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin proposes deep spending cuts for many state agencies, including those in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. In the days leading up to the governor's State of the Commonwealth Address, rumors circulated that Bevin would eliminate funding to the Kent

PHOTO: A combination of sequestration, October's government shutdown and the current budget battles in Congress are jeopardizing national parks, including Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, says the National Parks Conservation Association. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. - The budget tug-of-war in Washington is damaging the National Park System, according to an organization that works to protect and enhance the parks. The National Parks Conservation Association estimates the 16-day government shutdown in October already cost $30 million a day syste

PHOTO: Environmental advocates and faith leaders, including Sister Claire McGowan, delivered thousands of petitions to the governor's office Tuesday, opposing a natural gas liquids pipeline project. Courtesy Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Faith leaders and environmental advocates delivered petitions bearing more than 36,000 signatures to Gov. Steve Beshear's office on Tuesday, opposing a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky. The petitions urge Beshear to ban the use of eminent domain to obtain the rights-of-

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