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    PNS Daily News - May 5, 2010 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: A new report shows that working women would benefit the most from a proposed 12 dollar minimum wage being considered in Congress. Solitary confinement in the Illinois juvenile justice system is on the way out; and a report on some mothers marching in Michigan today.

Public News Service - Indiana

PHOTO: According to the Center for American Progress, more than half of workers who would receive a raise under a minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $12 an hour are women. Photo credit: Mahat Tattva Dasa/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Momentum is building to raise the federal minimum wage, and a new analysis shows working women in Indiana and other states would benefit the most. Last week, the Raise the Wage Act (S.1150) was introduced in the U.S. Senate. It would increase the federal minimum wage to $12 per...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, kills an estimated 340 people in Indiana each year, and preventing the disease is the goal of a national campaign today. Photo credit: Christiana Care/ Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - It's "Melanoma Monday" in Indiana and across the nation, which is centered on the early detection and prevention of a disease that kills thousands of Americans each year. Kimberly Dinsdale, media relations manager with the American Cancer Society, says melanoma, the deadliest fo...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Federal and state leaders are working to combat the HIV epidemic in southern Indiana. Some policy experts say syringe exchanges reduce the spread of infectious diseases and should be made accessible statewide on a permanent basis. Photo credit: Nathan F/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – A temporary syringe exchange program is in place in Scott County to combat the HIV epidemic in Indiana, but some policy experts say it's not a long-term solution. Most of the 143 confirmed HIV cases are believed to be connected to injection drug use. Bill Piper, director of ...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: New findings confirm the effectiveness of a team approach when treating children with ADHD, as opposed to simply medicating them. Photo credit: greyersbaby/morguefile.com.

INDIANAPOLIS - It's been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and new research suggests that is also the case when it comes to helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. According to a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a team approach - involving...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: With the support of a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, the U.S. Senate is considering controversial legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act. Photo credit: Wally Gobetz/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - The U.S. Senate is considering an update of the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act, which regulates the use of chemicals in consumer products. Supporters claim Senate Bill 697 would improve regulation, but opponents argue that the devil is in the details. While the bill ...Read More

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PHOTO: Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office investigated more than 1,300 identity theft-related complaints in 2014. Law enforcement leaders and AARP Indiana are hosting two fraud prevention forums in May to help residents avoid scams. Photo credit: EP Technology/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – Whether it's identity theft, insurance fraud or home repair scams – consumer watchdogs say con artists often target Indiana residents. In 2014, the state Attorney General’s office received more than 1,300 identity theft related complaints. Marion County Prosecutor...Read More

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PHOTO: It's spring cleaning time, but before tossing old clothing or household items in the trash, Hoosiers are encouraged to help others in their community by donating items to a local charity organization. Photo credit: Jen Waller/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Whether it's clothing, sports equipment, toys or books, many Indiana homes are brimming with items that are rarely used - and some not at all. Experts say taking the time to de-clutter during the spring can not only tidy up a home but also can help others. Instead of tossing an unwa...Read More

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PHOTO: Are clearer skies ahead for Indiana's environment? Some environmental groups say while there have been better efforts to improve air and water quality, the state is still falling behind in environmental protections. Photo credit: ranbud/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - With the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this week, some are reflecting on the progress and the missteps Indiana has made, environmentally speaking. Jess Kharbanda, executive director with the Hoosier Environmental Council, says there have been major strides in efforts to improve air ...Read More

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