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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - IN: Urban Planning/Transportation

PHOTO: Environmental groups are proposing a ready-to-implement plan called The Mounds Greenway to protect the West Fork of the White River, and leave it as a free-flowing river. Photo courtesy of Heart of the River.

ANDERSON, Ind. - Opponents of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir in central Indiana say they have an alternative plan that would save the free-flowing White River and protect surrounding forests and wetlands. The reservoir project would dam the West Fork White River and create a 2,000-acre lake, wh

PHOTO: Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill that allows voters in counties in Central Indiana to decide on whether to fund mass transit projects, primarily through income taxes. Photo credit: morguefile.com/Alvimann.

INDIANAPOLIS – It will be up to voters in Central Indiana to decide on the future of mass transit in their communities. Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill on Wednesday that authorizes leaders in Marion, Madison, Johnson, Hancock, Hamilton and Delaware counties to seek voter permission to raise inc

PHOTO: Trucks on Indiana roadways will face stricter fuel-efficiency standards under a new directive aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: morguefile.com.

INDIANAPOLIS - Big trucks making their way across Indiana will be held to tighter fuel standards in coming years. President Obama on Tuesday directed federal agencies to develop higher fuel-efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles by March 2016. John Graham, dean of Indiana Universi

PHOTO: AARP Indiana offers a driver safety course to help anyone behind the wheel brush up on their skills.

INDIANAPOLIS - As Hoosiers reflect on ways to better themselves in the New Year, some experts say brushing up on driving skills is always a good resolution. While geared toward those aged 50 and older, AARP's Smart Driver course can help any driver learn the skills to stay safe behind the wheel. A

Photo: Rapid Transit Vehicle, Courtesy: Indy Connect

INDIANAPOLIS - A bill that would allow Indiana cities and counties to decide if they want to establish mass-transit districts is making its way through the Legislature. Bill author Jerry Torr, R-Carmel, says it would require a referendum. "Voters would have the opportunity to weigh in and let loca

INDIANAPOLIS - A letter is going out to Indiana's gubernatorial candidates - Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence - urging them to get on board with high-speed passenger rail in the Hoosier State. Tim Maloney, senior policy director for the Hoosier Environmental Council, says high-speed ra

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana mass transit is an issue taking center stage at the Hoosier Environmental Council's annual "Greening the Statehouse" forum this Saturday, December 10. Council executive director Jesse Kharbanda says 96 cents of every dollar spent by the state on transportation goes to highways

INDIANAPOLIS - As the state moves forward with Section 4 of the extension of Highway I-69 across southwest Indiana, opposition continues to be raised. The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) believes current funding methods for the I-69 extension will take away from other Indiana road projects. T

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