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    PNS Daily News - March 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; airlines worldwide reported to be considering revamping cockpit rules; Philadelphia police shootings said to be part of a larger pattern; a new report ranks the jobs picture for college grads; and a comeback story for the piping plover.

Public News Service - Indiana

PHOTO: Senate Bill 312 would require reporting of all above-ground tanks storing toxic chemicals that are close to sources of surface-level drinking water in Indiana. Photo credit: Gnangarra/Wikimedia.

INDIANAPOLIS – A West Virginia chemical spill that contaminated the drinking-water source for 300,000 people last year is serving as a cautionary tale in Indiana. Supporters of Senate Bill 312 say it would help prevent a similar environmental disaster in Indiana by protecting drinking-water s...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: There's new hope for children as a new study pinpoints treatable factors which can prevent chronic kidney disease in children. Photo credit: Karl Franks/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Pediatric nephrologist Dr. Bradley Warady at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kans...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: It's National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Experts say starting at an early age children should be taught respect, anger management and effective conflict resolution. Photo credit: USAG-Humphreys/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - It's National Youth Violence Prevention Week, and health and education leaders in Indiana say families, schools and communities each play a role in preventing violence before it occurs. Youth violence can take the form of harassment, assault, bullying and mental anguish. Carleen Wr...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Severe Weather Awareness Week continues this week in Indiana, and state emergency officials are encouraging residents to be prepared for the threat of spring storms with a two statewide tornado drills Thursday. Photo credit: Ostephy/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - An annual sound of spring will ring out around Indiana today, as emergency officials set off two statewide tornado drills as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Sam Lashley, senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service Northern Indiana, says it's a time to remember the d...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: A new JAMA report finds that while health-care spending is at an all-time high in the United States, young men of color have a better chance of surviving in prison. Photo credit: K. Connors/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has plenty of major hospitals that offer the latest in technology, but a new report says too many young, black men are disconnected from care and, as a result, are likely to live shorter lives. While health-care spending is at an all-time high in the United States, said Dr. S...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: A new report finds LGBT women in Indiana and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit: Marius Boatca/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Nearly 16 percent of Hoosiers live in poverty, and a new report finds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women are among those most at risk. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations, including the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves, th...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: It's National Poison Prevention Week. Experts say adults account for most poison-related deaths, mainly because of misuse or overuse of drugs or medications. Photo credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Infant or senior, it doesn't matter the age: Poisoning is the leading cause of injury death. It's National Poison Prevention Week, and experts are reminding people of ways to respond to and prevent poisonings. Alysha Behrman, a nurse specialist at the Drug and Poison Information Cent...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: A new report finds Hoosiers with low income levels are struggling to find affordable rental housing, with more than 75 percent of extremely low-income renters spending more than half of their pay on rent and utility costs. Photo credit: Ashley Brown/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - After writing a check to their landlord, many low-income Hoosiers don't have much more to live on, according to a new report. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition released the data, which found that more than 75 percent of extremely low-income renters in Indiana spend more than ...Read More

Public News Service - IN

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