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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - IN: Civil Rights

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

Senate Bill 12 would give Indiana courts discretion in deciding if bias-crime charges are warranted. (QuinceMedia/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – New research examines the complexities of crafting effective hate-crimes legislation. Senate Bill 12 in Indiana, now in the hands of a House committee, would allow a court to consider bias in imposing a criminal sentence. After examining data on bias-motivated homicides in the

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

The POST form allows people to choose medical care they will receive in emergency situations. (aarp.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation to tweak a law that deals with the end of life is making its way through the Indiana Statehouse. In 2013, lawmakers approved the Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment form, also known as the POST. It's different from a Do Not Resuscitate form in that it deals w

A mural in Woodburn Hall that includes a depiction of the Ku Klux Klan originally was painted for the Chicago World's Fair. (J. Barrie)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – At a time when people across the country are calling for the removal of Confederate statues and artwork because they're seen as divisive, a petition drive is underway to remove a controversial painting at the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Students taking classes

There's a racial disparity in Indiana when it comes to who owns homes. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Since 2004, home ownership has been on the decline for African-Americans in Indiana and across the country. Several groups have teamed up to try to reverse that trend, including the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. That grou

Nine Indiana counties are participating in a pilot program to reduce or eliminate bail for people who aren't considered a flight or safety risk. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – While advocates are calling for reforms in the criminal justice system across the nation, Indiana is taking some steps in that direction. The Indiana Supreme Court recently approved reforms to the state's bail system, including the prompt release of those arrested that don't

Election officials in Indiana are being encouraged to make sure polling places can accommodate people with disabilities before the November election. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 19 percent of America's population live with a disability, and this week the focus is making sure they get a chance to vote. It's National Disability Voter Registration Week. And Dawn Adams, executive director of Indiana Disability Rights, says her organization is tryin

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