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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - IN: Women's Issues

A recent report projects the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision will cut wages for government employees and lead to a drop in U.S. economic activity of between $11.7 billion and $33.4 billion annually. (Flicker)

INDIANAPOLIS — On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that non-union workers can't be forced to pay so-called fair share fees to help cover the costs of collective bargaining and other work carried out by public-sector unions. The decision is widely viewed as a potentially crippling

Stay safe while traveling by being aware of your surroundings. (fbi.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – The weather has gotten warmer and many people are going on vacation, short road trips to nearby cities, or to visit state or national parks and wilderness areas. Safety experts have some advice, especially when going off on your own – be aware of your surroundings at all

Opponents of a new abortion bill say it threatens the health of Hoosier women. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – An abortion law that goes into effect in Indiana this summer isn't sitting well with some, and the idea of a legal challenge is being tossed around. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who bills himself as pro-life, signed SEA 340 last weekend. It requires doctors to disclose the age, educatio

Many babies die in Indiana because they're born pre-term or because of unsafe sleeping practices. (Carrie Cain)

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's infant mortality rate is dismal, and advocates hope a new law signed by the governor will be a step towards lowering those numbers. Legislation guaranteeing consistent levels of care for all Hoosier mothers and infants goes into effect July 1. SB 360 creates a system

Indiana has the nation's sixth highest wage gap between men and women. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – The wage gap between men and women in Indiana has grown again, and that gap in the Hoosier State is now sixth highest in the nation. A report called "Wages, Wealth and Poverty" found the difference in pay in the Hoosier State is 26 percent. Erin Macey, policy analyst for the

Hoosier women make up less than a fifth of the Indiana state legislature. (women4changeindiana.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Women historically are reluctant to run for political office in the Hoosier State, but there's a movement under way to change that. After the election of Donald Trump as president last November, a group formed called Women for Change Indiana, and now it has more than 15,000 me

One in four hospitals in Indiana is run by the Catholic Church. (Virginia Carter)

GARY, Ind. — A proposed takeover of Gary, Indiana's only hospital by a Catholic organization is raising some eyebrows. A merger would mean Gary's Methodist Hospital would be managed by Franciscan Health, which is run by the Roman Catholic Church. Hospital management have said they will follo

Indiana has seen historic low rates of teen pregnancy, but critics of the revised American Health Care Act say cutting Planned Parenthood funding could change that. (Amberlynn Banks)

INDIANAPOLIS – Patients and health-care advocates say they're fighting back against two Indiana lawmakers who voted to block access to care at Planned Parenthood. Both voted in favor of the revised American Health Care Act, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rallies are bei

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