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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - IN: Civic Engagement

Opponents say a bill headed to Gov. Holcomb's desk is aimed at silencing environmental protestors.(Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS — Groups representing tens of thousands of Hoosiers are asking Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto a bill they say infringes on the constitutional rights of protestors. Supporters of Senate Enrolled Act 471 say the legislation would help protect critical infrastructure including power pla

Thousands of students crowded the Indiana Statehouse for the 2018 March for Our Lives Rally. (We LIVE, Inc.)

INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly a year after a massive national anti-gun violence event, students in Indiana are continuing their fight. A "March for Our Lives" rally will be held Sat., March 2, at noon at the Statehouse ,in support of pending state legislation to require background checks on all gun sa

About one in three votes cast in Indiana in 2016 was through an absentee ballot. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Election Day is less than one month away, and county election boards in Indiana are ready to take absentee ballots. Early voting starts today, and all registered voters in the state are allowed to submit an absentee ballot in person at their county election board offices. Ian H

According to a new report on Indiana's working families, the state ranks last among the 12 Midwest states for the percentage of adults with a post-secondary degree or credential. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – At the turn of the century, Indiana ranked average or better than the Midwest as a whole in terms of family incomes, poverty, employment rates, union coverage, and other key indicators of stability. But according to a new report from the Indiana Institute for Working Famil

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

Studies show dogs can help relieve anxiety and stress in humans. (pawsandthink.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – You may have seen therapy dogs at airports comforting passengers who have anxiety about flying, or at a local nursing home or hospital, but they're also being used in school settings in the wake of tragedy. Paws and Think is a Hoosier nonprofit organization that has 120 teams

Advocates are asking for more oversight of confined animal feeding operations. (hecweb.org)

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers will consider several bills that are important to the environment this legislative session. They cover solar, state forests, safe drinking water and factory-farm pollution. Tim Maloney, senior policy director with the Hoosier Environmental Council, said there

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

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