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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2019 


Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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PHOTO: The FAA is expected to release draft regulations soon for commercial use of drones for businesses, researchers and government agencies. Photo credit: Dkroetsch/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – The use of small drones is limited to hobbyists and a small number of government agencies, researchers and businesses, but that could soon change. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to release new rules by the end of the year. Dick Honneywell, executive director

PHOTO: The divide between police and their communities, and what can be done about it, is the topic of an expert panel at Indiana University Northwest. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile.

GARY, Ind. - Calls for better accountability among those sworn to protect their communities have followed the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Today in Gary, a panel of Indiana experts and leaders gathers to discuss the tension and controversy - and what could be done about it. Jane

PHOTO: The polls are open until 6 p.m., and Hoosiers with questions about new voter I.D. laws or their polling locations can go online for information at www.indianavoters.com. Photo courtesy of the Indiana Secretary of State's Office.

INDIANAPOLIS - Today is Election Day in Indiana, but after low voter turnout in the May primary and the lack of marquee races or significant issues on this year's ballot, some election observers are not expecting Hoosiers to be flocking to the polls today. Amy Miller, president of the League of Wom

PHOTO: Marriage is now a reality for same-sex couples in Indiana after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up cases seeking to defend the ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - After years of work and many court battles, same-sex couples in Indiana are finally free to tie the knot. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review rulings in Indiana and four others states where federal courts struck down bans against gay marriage. Kyle Megrath, coordinat

GRAPHIC: Three same-sex cases from Indiana will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Government.

INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. Kyle Megrath, marria

PHOTO: Marriage equality is an issue that, even within the faith community, elicits widely varying views in Indiana. Photo credit: morguefile.com.

INDIANAPOLIS – Arguments of morality and belief are at the forefront of the debate in Indiana over same-sex marriage. The Rev. Melody Merida, chairwoman of the Interfaith Coalition on Non-discrimination, says each religious group has its own interpretation of the Bible, and in her view, the

PHOTO: Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would balance privacy and security in the digital age. Photo courtesy of morguefile.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Privacy concerns have grown since the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program came to light. But legislation at the Statehouse could give Hoosiers some piece of mind. Rep. Eric Koch of Bedford says technology has come a long way, and he introduced House

IMAGE: Thousands of Indiana volunteers will give back in their own communities during today's National Day of Service, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hoosiers are being encouraged to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by helping their neighbors, and from Evansville to Fort Wayne, thousands are participating in today's MLK National Day of Service. According to Craig Brenner, special projects coordinator, Co

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