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

PHOTO: It's National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and students in Indiana are among those learning more about ways to advocate for and help those in need. Photo courtesy of ardelfin.

INDIANAPOLIS – Students in Indiana are among those nationwide who are bringing awareness to pressing social issues as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. An estimated 16 percent of Hoosiers live in poverty, including many who seek shelter or have a difficult time finding

PHOTO: Indiana Health leaders are using

INDIANAPOLIS - Antibiotics save lives, but medical experts say their overuse has led to the development of resistant bacteria, making antibiotics ineffective in treating certain conditions. According to Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess, we're paying the price for medical practic

PHOTO: An IU Law professor is questioning the constitutionality of Indiana’s so-called Ag-Gag bill - a measure supporters say will protect farmers from exploitation by activist groups.

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana University law professor is questioning the constitutionality of Indiana's so-called Ag-Gag bill, a measure supporters claim will protect farmers from exploitation by activist groups. Senate Bill 373 will be heard next on the floor of the Indiana House after passing a com

Photo: registered dietician Kim Galeaz   Photo credit: Kim Galeaz

INDIANAPOLIS - With kids back in school, Hoosier parents are reminded that eating right is important for children's bodies as well as their brains. Registered dietician Kim Galeaz says parents need to get creative with making school lunches. She says start with sandwiches and change up the bread...

GRAPHIC: Screenshot of Gleaners website.

INDIANAPOLIS - Hunger is getting worse - not better - in Indiana. That's why NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is teaming with AARP and the Drive to End Hunger. AARP spokesman Jim Dau says 20 percent of older Hoosiers reported struggling to pay for food in the past year. "Across the country there are 9 m

INDIANAPOLIS - For 20 years, United States postal workers have been collecting food donations to help in their "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. June Lyle, state director of AARP Indiana, says there's great concern for seniors who don't have access to enough food. "Nationwide, there are nearly 9 mil

INDIANAPOLIS - With one in five Hoosier children living in poverty, efforts are under way to better understand and combat the issue. David Sklar, president of Indianapolis' Jewish Community Relations Council, says there's a need for children in poverty to eat better... "We really need to make sure

INDIANAPOLIS - The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show 22 percent of Hoosier kids are living in poverty. Clara Anderson, vice president of advocacy for the Children's Bureau, Inc., says she annually surveys the Bureau's staff on what issues are most affecting their clients. "Poverty- a

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