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    PNS Daily News - October 13, 20150 

    On today’s rundown; the Planned Parenthood controversy taking a toll in the Sunshine State; Massachusetts lawmakers to hear from a teen fast-food worker on the minimum wage; Senator Diane Feinstein getting feedback on proposed National Monuments; and a look at how “going green” can promote self-sufficiency.

Public News Service - Indiana

Taking hourly breaks to stand up at work may help reduce obesity. Credit: mcconnors/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - According to a new study, employees with desks that force them to stand at regular intervals stood 60 minutes more per work day than co-workers with regular desks. Lucas Carr, an assistant professor and member of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative at the University of Iow...Read More

Public News Service - IN

Immigrant women face many barriers to leaving an abuse relationship. Credit: Kamuelaboy/Morgufile

INDIANAPOLIS – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and while escaping a domestic violence situation is not easy for victims, immigrant survivors of abuse face especially difficult challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every minute in the U.S. abou...Read More

Public News Service - IN

Placement with a relative can minimize trauma for foster children. Credit: kamuelaboy/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - While there is always a need for foster parents in Indiana, state officials say the need is especially great this year. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services there are over 18,000 children in the state's care, about four thousand more than at this time last year. Spo...Read More

Public News Service - IN

The Land and Water Conservation Fund helps protect Hoosier National Forest. Credit: U.S. Forest Service

INDIANAPOLIS - Conservation groups are not giving up their fight to continue a program that supports some of the natural crown jewels of Indiana and the nation. The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which protects national parks and other lands including Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Hoosier...Read More

Public News Service - IN

Some homeless teens "couch surf" and move from home to home. Credit: Andrea Allen/Flickr Creative Commons

INDIANAPOLIS - Making varsity or finding a date for homecoming are the least of the problems faced by the more than 16,000 kids in Indiana without a place to call home. Data from the Indiana Department of Education shows homelessness among students in Indiana was 80 percent higher last school yea...Read More

Public News Service - IN

Indiana's Safe Haven Law was enacted in 2000. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS – A newborn child about 12-hours-old was recently discovered outside a church in Jennings County. The baby is among those who have been surrendered since Indiana enacted its Safe Haven Law in 2000. The law allows a parent, family member, clergy member, social worker or any oth...Read More

Public News Service - IN

The bald eagle is a success of the Endangered Species Act. Credit: Yathin S Krishnappa/Wikimedia

INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers like the Endangered Species Act, according to a poll of Indiana voters, and the support holds strong no matter their party affiliation. Eighty-three percent of Hoosiers polled say they support the act, while 10 percent oppose it. Support is strongest among self-identified li...Read More

Public News Service - IN

The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is in place in 39 states including Indiana, with the goal of keeping kids out of the juvenile justice system. Credit: Rupert Jefferies/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Experts attending a conference in Phoenix, Arizona this week are saying "no more solitary confinement for kids." The harm it causes, including deaths, is too great according to advocates at the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) 2015 Inter-Site Conference. JDAI p...Read More

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