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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - IN: Poverty Issues

INDIANAPOLIS - Older, low-income Hoosiers living in rural areas who can't afford home repairs may be eligible for some assistance, with programs administered through Indiana's USDA Rural Development Office. Housing Programs Director Paul Neumann says one such program can make grants of up to $7500

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is on the road this week, hearing from customers of Indiana Michigan Power about its proposed base rate increase of about 25 percent for residential electric customers. South Bend resident Clara Ross says an increase that great is an unn

INDIANAPOLIS – A report by the national advocacy group Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), shows about one-half of all unmarried or widowed seniors are struggling to make ends meet – and those in Indiana are no exception. Donna Addkison, WOW president and CEO, says Indiana has the ninth

INDIANAPOLIS - Federal heating assistance for low-income Hoosiers would be exempt from the 7 percent sales tax next season under a bill which passed the state House unanimously and is poised for action in the Senate. Rep. Peggy Welch, D-Bloomington, author of House Bill 1141, says taxing the funds

INDIANAPOLIS - Uncertainty looms over the future of federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - which last year provided 165,000 low-income Hoosiers with about $355 for their winter heating bills. In the meantime, says Dave Menzer, chair of the Coalition to Keep Ind

INDIANAPOLIS - With one in five Hoosier children living in poverty, efforts are under way to better understand and combat the issue. David Sklar, president of Indianapolis' Jewish Community Relations Council, says there's a need for children in poverty to eat better... "We really need to make sure

LIBERTY, Ind. - In just over a year, a unique partnership has been established, as a mental health professional from the Indiana University East campus spends one day a week at the Head Start Program in the town of Liberty in eastern Indiana. Head Start is a federally-funded school readiness program

INDIANAPOLIS - The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show 22 percent of Hoosier kids are living in poverty. Clara Anderson, vice president of advocacy for the Children's Bureau, Inc., says she annually surveys the Bureau's staff on what issues are most affecting their clients. "Poverty- a

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