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    PNS Daily News - December 18, 20140 

    In focus on our nationwide rundown: a cyber threat produces a nationwide dump of a major motion picture; New York says no to fracking—at least for now; and on the West Coast on new coalition hooks-up venture capital with conservation.

Public News Service - Indiana

PHOTO: Programs that provide encouragement and support to struggling Indiana parents could lose funding next year unless Congress acts. Photo credit: danizita/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS — The clock is ticking on federal funding that helps struggling parents with young children. The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program expires in March, unless Congress takes action. Bill Stancykiewicz, president and CEO, Indiana Youth Institute, says home-vi...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Updates to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act would reward states for locking up fewer kids, and some Indiana counties already are making progress in moving away from detention for young offenders. Photo credit: Jan Vargas/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Congress is set to consider updating a decades-old law that guides states on the custody and care of juveniles in the criminal-justice system. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act was introduced late last week, and one big change would be providing incentives to states...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Before donating money to the less fortunate this holiday season, consumer experts say Hoosiers should do their research to avoid fraudulent charities and scams. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - While the holiday season may be a time of giving, Hoosiers are being encouraged to look more closely at the "big picture" of a charity before making a donation. A recent study from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) found consumers consider the finances of an organization to be the mos...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Poverty is plaguing families in parts of Indiana, and community leaders, educators, counselors and others who work with children will gather today to examine solutions. Photo Credit: Rich Mullins/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Research finds 22 percent of Indiana's children are poor, and the problem is even greater in the southern part of the state. Today, those who advocate for children will discuss approaches to help lift Indiana families out of poverty. Melissa Fry, director of the Applied Rese...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Experts say there are many dangers to children's eyes in the toy aisle, including BB guns, darts, woodworking sets and even the blue light from electronic devices. Photo credit: Ana C. Golpe/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Set in an Indiana town, the movie "A Christmas Story" centers around little Ralphie's wish for an air gun for Christmas. He was warned, "You'll shoot your eye out." But experts say there are many gifts that should also come with warnings. Each year in the United States, thousands of ...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: But is it recyclable? The trash generated by the average American household jumps by 25 percent during the holidays. With some planning before shopping and wrapping, that doesn't have to be the case. Photo credit: earl53/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - The end-of-year holidays aren't just a time filled with more cheer, but also are a time filled with more trash - although some simple tips can help keep that to a minimum. Dan Goldblatt, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Environmental Health, said the best way to cut down on th...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: A big win for rural communities. That's how one advocate views President Obama's call for the Federal Communications Commission to treat broadband service like telephone service. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Rural Assembly views President Obama's recent endorsement of treating broadband service like telephone service as "a big win for rural communities." Edyael Casaperalta is a coordinator for the Rural Broadband Policy Group of the National Rural Assembly, a coalition of gr...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Medical personnel say it's important to always follow directions when using cold medications, and only treat the symptoms you have. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS – Most adults will get one to three colds every year, and medical personnel say there are some things to keep in mind before heading to the drug store for treatment. Most over-the-counter medications can relieve the symptoms of a cold, but not always without risk. Joan Duwve, ...Read More

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