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PNS Daily Newscast - December 10, 2018 


Nick Ayers is said to reject Trump’s offer to be White House chief of staff. Also on the Monday rundown: help still needed in areas hit hard by Hurricane Michael, and look for a domestic workers bill of rights to be introduced in congress next year.

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Public News Service - IN: Youth Issues

Foster youth transitioning into adulthood may have trouble obtaining education, employment and housing. (ohurtsov/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS — New research uncovers the instability faced by Indiana youth in foster care, and the resulting negative outcomes experienced during their transition to adulthood. Fostering Youth Transitions, a data brief released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, showed that moving in

The earlier someone starts engaging in binge drinking, the more likely he or she is to suffer serious consequences, a new study shows. (Gunner Grimnes/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – From beer pong to quarters, binge drinking is a social norm on many college campuses. However, researchers say it's a risk behavior that does not always end after graduation. The study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) examined data from 10 India

New research suggests the goal of improving academic performance has not been realized yet among Indiana charter schools.

INDIANAPOLIS – New research into Indiana's school voucher program reveals academic progress may not be on par with expectations. Researchers from two universities – Notre Dame and Kentucky – examined the standardized test scores of more than 3,000 low-income students who switched

Nearly half of all students at Indiana's public four-year college campuses graduate on time. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is making progress in moving the needle on college completion, according to state education officials. The 2018 College Completion Report, released this week, reveals an increase of 14 percentage points over the past five years in the number of college students graduati

Hidden dangers when swimming in open water include currents, vegetation, rocks and sudden drop-offs. (Pixabay)<br />

INDIANAPOLIS - As the warmer weather sets in and folks in Indiana look for ways to cool off, a new report highlights the dangers of swimming in open water. The research released Tuesday by the group Safe Kids Worldwide shows about 1,000 children die in drowning accidents each year in the United Stat

Millennials are twice as likely to experience eye trouble when they reach their 50s and 60s. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – This is Healthy Vision Month, and more than 23 million adults have never had an eye checkup. Even though there may be nothing noticeably wrong with your vision, some health problems that cause eye disease don't have any early warning signs. Dr. Rachel Bishop, chief of consul

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

Kids may react negatively to extreme stress because of other things that are bothering them, or because they don't know how to express how they feel. (nih.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – As the nation still reels from the latest school massacre, young people are making their voices heard – in both good and bad ways. Many students are speaking out about the availability of guns and what they want lawmakers to do about it. Nancy Lindhjem, a school psycho

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