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    PNS Weekend Update - February 6, 20160 


    We’ve got eyes on several stories from around the country on this weekend’s rundown. President Obama’s using a positive jobs report to push his budget ideas. Democrats are making some changes to an upcoming presidential caucus. The American Lung Association says Texas is failing its residents when it comes to tobacco use.

Public News Service - Indiana

Indiana has close to 6,000 people in prison who are considered to have serious mental illnesses. (sakhorn38/iStockphoto)

INDIANAPOLIS - Except in a few, exceptional circumstances, people with mental illnesses in Indiana prisons will no longer be placed in solitary confinement. The ACLU sued the state in 2008 on behalf of three prisoners it said had little or no access to treatment in "solitary." In 2012, a federal ju...Read More

Public News Service - IN

The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council says their effort to require a prescription for cold medicines won't end until a law is in place. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – There's an effort in Indiana to keep the state from gaining the distinction of having the most methamphetamine labs in the country for a fourth straight year. Legislation was recently shot down that would have required a prescription for cold tablets that contain pseudoephedri...Read More

Public News Service - IN

More than one-third of Indiana's counties are now participating in the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, which gives judges more choice in sentencing young people. (Cynthia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David calls the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative the "greatest reform" he's ever seen and now, one-third of Indiana's counties are participating. The Annie E. Casey Foundation model is based on the assumption that sometimes, a young per...Read More

Public News Service - IN

The Freedom to Marry campaign is closing up shop in the U.S., but organizers say they'll now focus on ensuring equal treatment for all. (Derek Paulson)

INDIANAPOLIS - The goal of the campaign known as "Freedom to Marry" was simple: to allow a couple to legally dedicate their lives to each other regardless of their sexual persuasion. The group's founder, Evan Wolfson, says he's been campaigning for it for more than three decades. He says today, al...Read More

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There's a big difference between how many students in America's classrooms are of minority races, and the number of teachers who are, but in Indiana the gap isn't as severe. (Tatiyana Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Teachers in the United States don't necessarily look like their students, and there's an effort underway to change that. In the fall of 2010, then U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan noted the problem and the government launched an initiative, to recruit what he called the...Read More

Public News Service - IN

The average Earned Income Tax Credit refund in 2014 was $2,400, but one in five tax filers aren't aware they're eligible for it. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Not many want to be reminded, but tax day is coming. Those who are getting money back from Uncle Sam this year probably already are getting their papers in order to file so they can get their refunds as early as possible. If you run into trouble, help is available. Lucinda Nord, vice...Read More

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The Indiana Forest Alliance warns without greater protections, in another decade, there won't be any state forest lands that haven't been logged. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Forest Alliance has a vision of old growth forests being preserved for wildlife, and people who love nature to enjoy. The group has tried three times to get legislation passed to make 10 percent of state forests off limits to timber harvest without success. Jeff...Read More

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Of the 125,000 animals that end up in Indiana shelters, about 40 percent are euthanized. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is one of the few states without a mandatory spay and neuter law for cats and dogs, and those pushing legislation to make it happen say it would save thousands of animals from being euthanized every year. The Indiana House has approved House Bill 1201, which now heads to the ...Read More

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