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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - KY: Consumer Issues

Men, people of color and older adults are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.<br />(Alan Levine/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Health care groups in Kentucky are sounding the alarm about the seriousness of diabetes. Tomorrow is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and folks around the state are encouraged to learn more about the disease and find out if they are at risk. Health education manager

Kentucky ranks 40th nationally for solar installed, which includes about 3,000 homes. (Jon Callas/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Kentucky House committee is debating controversial legislation that opponents say will kill the viability of solar in the Commonwealth. More than 100 solar supporters attended an impromptu committee hearing last week on House Bill 227, which would reduce the money solar re

Health groups say e-cigarettes are a gateway to tobacco cigarettes for young people. (vaping360.com/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — More young adults in Kentucky are "vaping" than ever before, which is concerning health groups who say electronic cigarettes are not a safe alternative to smoking. Data from the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll showed nearly half of Kentuckians between the ages of 18 and 2

Tax officials say scammers are constantly changing their tricks in hopes of scoring someone else's hard-earned tax refund. (frankeileon/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — As tax-filing season begins, federal and state officials are warning Kentuckians to be cautious about protecting their personal information. If thieves get their hands on your Social Security number, they can use it to try to file a false tax return and take your refund. Chr

Kentucky passed a law in 2017 that allows courts to order people convicted of cruelty involving horses to lose ownership rights. (christels/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky can't seem to claw its way out of last place when it comes to keeping animals safe. For the 11th consecutive year, a report from the Animal Legal Defense Fund ranks the Commonwealth 50th among states in state and local animal protection laws. Lora Dunn, director o

Utility programs that offer rebates for the purchase of energy efficient appliances are popular among Kentucky electric customers. (Andy Melton/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Programs that help some Kentuckians save money on their utility bills could go by the wayside. Louisville Gas and Electric, and Kentucky Utilities, want to end more than a dozen energy-efficiency programs for residential customers. The companies say the programs have been

Will the Senate wait until January to consider reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program? (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It is down to the wire for Congress to pass a long term funding bill for the Children's Health Insurance Program, and a new report shows that if lawmakers don't act soon nearly two million children, including 38,000 in Kentucky, could lose coverage in January. CHIP funding e

Kentucky ranks 44th nationally for the number of primary care physicians. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An annual check-up shows the Commonwealth is making improvements in some areas of health. Kentucky moved up three spots in this year's America's Health Rankings report, placing 42nd - up from 45th in 2016. The findings were released by United Health Foundation this week. Dr. Ju

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