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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - IN: Toxics

PHOTO: A Dora backpack is among two dozen toys named as potential hazards for children in the latest edition of the annual

INDIANAPOLIS - A rubber duck, a shopping cart playset and a tambourine are among the toys on store shelves that contain potential hazards, according to the 29th annual Trouble In Toyland report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Pam Clough, campaign organizer with PIRG, says more

PHOTO: A class-action settlement requires the owners of an industrial waste facility in Elkhart to cease operations and clean up the site within five years. Photo credit: Hoosier Environmental Council.

INDIANAPOLIS - A 14-year struggle to protect an Indiana community from a polluting waste dump is coming to an end. A federal judge has approved a final class-action settlement requiring Soil Solutions Co. to cease operations of its waste facility in Elkhart. Nearby residents have been exposed to da

PHOTO: Indianapolis Power and Light's Harding Street Generating Station is among the coal ash disposal sites listed in a new report detailing the danger of coal ash to public health. Photo courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has the highest number of coal ash sludge lagoons in the country, and a new report from the Hoosier Environmental Council alleges that mismanagement is threatening public health. When coal is burned, trace elements including arsenic, lead and mercury can remain in the a

PHOTO: Dozens of volunteers are becoming certified in Indiana to respond to wildlife during an oil spill. Photo:Leif Skoogfors/Federal Emergency Management Agency.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Dozens of Indiana residents are learning how to protect wildlife in the event of an oil spill. Save the Dunes, along with Enbridge, is hosting a 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training for Wildlife Response. Those who complete the course, currently in

PHOTO: It's National Poison Prevention Week, and experts in Indiana are educating residents about the dangers of accidental poisonings and how they can keep their families safe. Photo credit Microsoft Images

INDIANAPOLIS - Most people know to keep items such as bleach and antifreeze out of the reach of little ones, but experts say there are other dangers lurking in the home that Hoosiers may not consider. According to Dierdre Davis, the coordinator for poison prevention at the Indiana Poison Center, ove

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

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 - A northeast Indiana lawmaker wants to help keep Hoosier State lakes and reservoirs safe from algae blooms by restricting the use of lawn fertilizers containing phosphorus. State Rep. Dick Dodge, R-Pleasant Lake, says algae is the green scum that grows on top of the water and chokes o

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