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    PNS Daily News - May 25, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; On this Memorial Day, President Obama is honoring the many Americans who paid the ultimate price in service to their country; Memorial Day can also mark the start of summer, which can mean more drownings, we’ll have a report out of Arizona, on National Drowning Prevention Month; and a report on a possible political debate at Centre College in Kentucky.

Public News Service - Indiana

PHOTO: May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and while teen pregnancy rates are at an all-time low nationally, at least 23 Indiana teens become pregnant each day. Photo credit: Grietgriet/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Teen pregnancy rates have reached historic lows in recent years, but there are still an estimated 23 Hoosier teens who become pregnant each day. During National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May, reproductive health advocates are highlighting the impact of teen pregnancy on fami...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation emphasizes the importance of ensuring foster children have a lifelong connection to a family, and points to Indiana's success in keeping children out of group settings. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana is making strides in ensuring foster children are living with the support of a family. A report released today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds nine percent of Hoosier kids are in out-of-home placement, compared to 14 percent nationally. Cathleen Graham, execut...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Swimming is synonymous with summer fun and, with pools opening up in Indiana this week, health officials say itís important to understand basic swimming safety. Photo credit: Emily Beeson/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Summer is almost here and while some Hoosiers are ready to dive into pools, ponds and lakes to stay cool, health experts are reminding residents about the dangers of drowning. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, there were more than 300 drowning deaths in the...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: A first-of-its-kind health report about Hispanics in the United States shows that their death rates are lower than those of whites in most categories, but some sub-groups face higher risks. Photo credit: MGDboston/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health report on the country's largest minority group - which makes up more than 6 percent of Indiana's population - has some good news: Hispanics have a 24 percent lower death rate than whites, and are about half as likely to smoke. C...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: A new Purdue University report forecasts nearly 58,000 new jobs in the United States in the next five years in food and agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment-related industries. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture

INDIANAPOLIS - With a growing global population comes a need for highly skilled workers to support food, agriculture and natural-resources industries, Indiana researchers say. According to an employment outlook led by Allan Goecker, assistant dean emeritus at Purdue University's College of Agricult...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Four Indiana law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014 will be honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

INDIANAPOLIS - This week marks National Police Week, and four fallen police officers from Indiana are among the dozens nationally whose sacrifice and service is being honored. The engraved names of Jeffrey Brady Westerfield of Gary, Perry Wayne Renn of Indianapolis, Nickolaus Edward Schultz of Merr...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: Bees are disappearing in Indiana and around the globe, which scientists say is caused by the prevalence of parasitic mites, viruses, fungal diseases and pesticides. Photo credit: Butkovicdub/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana bees are feeling the sting of a variety of environmental factors. David Shenefield, president of the Indiana Beekeepers Association, says there has been a dramatic decline in bee populations, which is linked to parasitic mites, viruses, fungal diseases and pesticides. H...Read More

Public News Service - IN

PHOTO: This Saturday is the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, the largest in the country. It's an important weekend for food pantries in many Indiana towns. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS - Mothers Day weekend has become synonymous with the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, when letter carriers from across the nation collect food donations on their mail delivery routes. In Indiana, it's a critical weekend for food banks, since the food collected locally stays in the area. No...Read More

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