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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - IN: Rural/Farming

PHOTO: Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of Indiana was honored as a

WASHINGTON – An Indiana woman's efforts to protect Lake Erie from fertilizer runoff have won her a special distinction. President Barack Obama this week honored Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of Angola and 13 others from across the nation as Champions of Change, which highlights ordinary Americans d

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

PHOTO: The state's largest gathering of environmental advocates will be held at the statehouse with the focus on agriculture and the impact on the environment and public health. Photo courtesy of Scott Bauer.

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmentalists will gather in Indianapolis Saturday for what’s billed as Greening of the Statehouse, a day of learning and engagement about Indiana's most pressing environmental issues. This year's focus is on agriculture and safeguarding the state's air, water and q

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: A bill before the Indiana legislature is trying to keep people from photographing or filming on farms without permission. Watch dog groups oppose it saying that it would hinder their efforts for public safety.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Senate Bill 373 - the so-called "Ag Gag" bill - is meant to keep people from videotaping or photographing on farms or businesses without prior permission from the owner. The bill's author, Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Dist. 19), said its purpose is to protect Hoosier businesses from b

INDIANAPOLIS - Every three years, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) updates its "Impaired Waters List," a summary of contaminated waterways in the state. Environmental groups say they are very concerned about the list and revision process, as they believe more must be done to

INDIANAPOLIS - Water quality is something many people take for granted, but Aveda Salons and the Hoosier Environmental Council say, with April being "Earth Month," it's time to take notice. Renee Sweany, special events coordinator with the Council, says Indiana waterways need to be monitored becau

INDIANAPOLIS - Bills allowing telephone companies to stop providing service in areas which are not profitable are moving through both houses of the Legislature, but some lawmakers from both parties worry that residents of rural Indiana will be left with less-than-adequate service and at risk in emer

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