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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Public News Service - IN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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INDIANAPOLIS - Hunger continues to plague Indiana, according to a new study breaking down food insecurity data by county. "Map the Meal Gap 2014," released by Feeding Indiana's Hungry, found that more than 1 million people, including nearly 346,000 children, don't know when or from where their next

PHOTO: While some Hoosiers voice concerns over health matters, those in favor of ordinances allowing backyard chickens say the birds are a sustainable food source and just as clean as any other pet. Photo credit: Jason Webber.

INDIANAPOLIS – Raising chickens in the city is becoming increasingly popular as more Hoosiers move toward eating locally. Goshen officials this week reversed an earlier decision and will allow residents to raise chickens at their homes. Karen Schulte-Coman helped get a similar ordinance pa

PHOTO: Itís National Volunteer Week, and Indianaís hunger-fighting network is honoring the thousands of volunteers who help get food assistance to people at risk of hunger. Photo credit:

INDIANAPOLIS - It's National Volunteer Week, and Feeding Indiana's Hungry is honoring those volunteers who serve the millions in the state who face food insecurity. From sorting food to packing donation boxes, thousands of people in Indiana devote their time each year to helping the state's hungry.

PHOTO: A fast-moving virus has infected hogs in 43 of the state's counties and caused significant mortality. Photo credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's pork industry is facing a significant challenge. A quick-moving virus has infected hogs in nearly half of the state's counties since it was discovered in the United States in May of last year. Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana's State Veterinarian, described the disease that results -

PHOTO: Area Agencies on Aging are holding Senior Nutrition Awareness Events to educate seniors about healthy nutrition. Photo credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS – While eating right and staying active is important for all Hoosiers, experts say it's particularly important for those who are older. The governor has proclaimed today Nutrition Awareness Day, and across the state Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) are educating seniors about how a

PHOTO: A hearing will be held today on Senate Bill 101, which could make felons out of whistleblowers exposing unethical or illegal activities on industrial farms. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Schatzmann.

INDIANAPOLIS - So-called "Ag-gag" legislation is once again on the table at the Indiana State House. A hearing will be held today on Senate Bill 101, which could make felons of whistle-blowers exposing unethical or illegal activities on industrial farms. According to Matthew Dominguez, policy mana

INDIANAPOLIS - Putting food on the holiday table is especially difficult this year for those who are struggling to make ends meet in Indiana. A reduction in food assistance benefits last month meant about $36 less in food stamp benefits per month for a family of four. That has resulted in longer li

PHOTO: Indiana's deer population is growing, and with it come concerns about overgrazing forests and increased risk of car-deer collisions on the roadways. Experts say it will take compromise and a coordinated effort to find the best solution. Photo credit: Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy.

INDIANAPOLIS - Many Hoosiers consider deer to be majestic creatures in nature, but some conservationists are voicing concerns about the dangers of deer overpopulation. At the turn of the 20th century, there were actually no deer in Indiana, but by the 1980s, expansion efforts had been successful and

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