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    PNS Daily News - May 3, 20160 


    Taking a look at what’s making news today: the Supreme Court backs away from a minimum raise challenge; working women want their struggles addressed by candidates; and Americans are encouraged to re-discover the joys of being unplugged.

Public News Service - Indiana

An online support group about grieving allows people to blog about their loss, and its organizers say that can help them heal. (#OnComingAlive)

VALPARAISO, Ind. - Sooner or later, each of us will experience that dagger in the heart called grief, but learning how to pick up the pieces and move on is the goal of several Indiana support groups. Amy Kowalisyn of Valparaiso lost a baby, Emma, in 2014, and founded an online charity with her hus...Read More

Public News Service - IN

An effort is under way in Indiana to get some kind of post-secondary education for more people. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Not all students consider themselves college material, but there's an effort in Indiana to change that. Tracy Butler, director of college and career counseling at the Indiana Youth Institute, says the institute has created the College and Career Success Mentoring Toolkit to h...Read More

Public News Service - IN

An estimated 15 percent of Indiana residents don't know where their next meal will come from. A new report by Feeding America breaks it down by county. (USDA)

INDIANAPOLIS - Too many Hoosiers still go hungry, according to a new report. The newly released 2016 "Map the Meal Gap" report from the group Feeding America detailed food insecurity rates in every county and congressional district in the country. The study found that 15 percent of Indiana's popula...Read More

Public News Service - IN

Poison-control centers across the country get about 30 calls a day about children accidentally ingesting colorful laundry or dish-detergent pods. (Chris Thomas)

INDIANAPOLIS - A new study shows a 17 percent increase in calls to poison-control centers across the nation in the last couple of years because of kids eating laundry or dishwashing soap. Study co-author Henry Spiller, director of the Central Ohio Poison Control Center at Nationwide Children's Hosp...Read More

Public News Service - IN

A new report shows a shocking number of Indiana kids who have or have had a parent in prison or jail. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS - There are 177,000 kids in Indiana who have or have had a parent in jail or prison. That equals 11 percent, while the national average is seven percent. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation takes a look at the impact that's having on children. Scot Spencer, associate directo...Read More

Public News Service - IN

Farmers are busy clearing fields in Indiana but they're advised to take the time to protect against hackers. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Cyber attacks are reported in the news all the time, but you don't often think of the victims being farmers. Still, it is a real threat and Larry Clinton, president of Internet Security Alliance, an information security think tank, says many of the agriculture industry's closel...Read More

Public News Service - IN

Conflict resolution and giving children hope are being used as tools to keep them out of trouble in Indiana. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - One of the most famous quotes about hope is from Desmond Tutu: "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness." That's one of the many themes at the Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, which will host a Youth Empowerment Summit next week. The group works w...Read More

Public News Service - IN

About three quarters of all Fortune 500 companies use legal techniques to hide income overseas. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - According to a new study, nearly three quarters of all Fortune 500 companies use legal techniques to hide income overseas and cut their tax bills. The Offshore Shell Games report comes from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and Citizens for Tax Justice. Ana Owens, tax ...Read More

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