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PNS Daily Newscast - November 16, 2018 


Winter Storm Avery takes lives, puts the brakes on commutes across the Northeast. Also on our Friday rundown: A first-of-its-kind report calls for policies to ease transitions of young people living in foster care. And "got gratitude" this holiday season? It could benefit your health.

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Public News Service - IN: Budget Policy & Priorities

Indiana's third annual Climate Leadership Summit starts Thursday in Indianapolis. (Earth Charter Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS – The threat of climate change to Indiana cities is the focus of discussion at an annual gathering Thursday in Indianapolis. Mayors, city planners and engineers are among those joining environmental advocates at the third annual Climate Leadership Summit. As a coordinator for

Food banks say making SNAP benefits harder to get could increase demand at food pantries. (American Heart Association)

INDIANAPOLIS – A U.S. House and Senate conference committee is finalizing a huge farm bill. And state and national hunger groups want folks to speak up about how the competing bills handle food programs. Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of the group Feeding Indiana's Hungry, says the

New research suggests the goal of improving academic performance has not been realized yet among Indiana charter schools.

INDIANAPOLIS – New research into Indiana's school voucher program reveals academic progress may not be on par with expectations. Researchers from two universities – Notre Dame and Kentucky – examined the standardized test scores of more than 3,000 low-income students who switched

USDA financing can help small Indiana cities and towns refurbish their current water infrastructure systems or build new facilities. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – August is Water Quality Month, and cities and towns throughout Indiana with water or waste problems to tackle have an opportunity to get some financial help. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program is offering funding for rural comm

Could President Donald Trump's trade tariffs trigger another recession? Some Indiana business leaders are voicing that concern. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Some Indiana business leaders are sounding the alarm over President Donald Trump's tariff threats. In a move the White House says will protect U.S. aluminum and steel from cheap imports, the administration slapped tariffs onto steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the Eur

Nearly half of all students at Indiana's public four-year college campuses graduate on time. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is making progress in moving the needle on college completion, according to state education officials. The 2018 College Completion Report, released this week, reveals an increase of 14 percentage points over the past five years in the number of college students graduati

States that have tried adding tighter work requirements to SNAP programs report more families showing up at food pantries. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Possible changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now under debate in Congress could overwhelm the faith groups that run some of Indiana's hunger fighting programs. Rules added to SNAP under a proposal in the House could include much tighter income and w

Food pantries in Indiana say proposed changes could get in the way of feeding children and families. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now under debate in Congress could trigger what observers and a new report say is an explosion of red tape and bureaucracy for Indiana. Rules added to SNAP, formerly food stamps, could include much tighter income

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