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PNS Daily Newscast - July 2, 2020 


The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 2, 2020 


Richmond, Virginia joins other states removing its Confederate monuments, despite ardent resistance from the president. Plus, Senate Republicans removed a provision in the Pentagon spending bill requiring campaigns to report foreign help.

Public News Service - IN: Gun Violence Prevention

In 2017, Indiana had the 20th highest rate of gun deaths among the states, according to the Giffords Law Center for Gun Violence Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 900 people each year in Indiana are killed with guns, and some experts say the state's gun laws are relatively weak in terms of restrictions. The state bars people with a record of domestic violence from purchasing or possessing guns, and requires retail handgun deal

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

Nearly two dozen states are considering risk-based firearm-seizure laws such as Indiana's. (Rod Waddington/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is one of seven states with a law allowing police to seize firearms from those considered a risk to themselves or others. And new research shows that these so-called "red-flag" laws are working to help prevent tragedies. According to a study conducted by Aaron Kivisto,

Conflict resolution and giving children hope are being used as tools to keep them out of trouble in Indiana. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - One of the most famous quotes about hope is from Desmond Tutu: "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness." That's one of the many themes at the Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, which will host a Youth Empowerment Summit next week. The group works w

PHOTO: Four Indiana law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014 will be honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

INDIANAPOLIS - This week marks National Police Week, and four fallen police officers from Indiana are among the dozens nationally whose sacrifice and service is being honored. The engraved names of Jeffrey Brady Westerfield of Gary, Perry Wayne Renn of Indianapolis, Nickolaus Edward Schultz of Merr

PHOTO: Controversial legislation that would allow guns in vehicles on school grounds passed the Indiana House late Monday. Credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS - Controversial legislation that would allow guns in vehicles on school grounds passed the Indiana House late Monday. It's currently a felony to bring a gun onto school property, but Senate Bill 229 would allow those with proper carry permits to keep firearms out of sight in vehicles on

PHOTO: A year after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Indiana mothers continue their work to encourage stronger gun safety laws. Photo courtesy of Moms Demand Action.

INDIANAPOLIS – Moms from Indiana and across the country are marking the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Formed by an Indiana mom in the wake of the mass shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 first graders, Moms Demand Action now has mo

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