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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - IN: Community Issues and Volunteering

Bison that have been locally decorated are being placed all around Indiana ahead of the bicentennial celebration. (United Way)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A unique way to celebrate Indiana's bicentennial. The Indiana Association of United Ways is coordinating a Bison-tennial Public Art Project by placing as many locally decorated 5-foot-tall Fiberglas bison in as many of Indiana's 92 counties as possible. Adam Drummond, inter

Children's advocates hope more families will take in the growing number of kids in foster care in Indiana. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Advocates for foster children say now is the time for people who may be considering becoming foster parents to step up - in Indiana, good homes for these kids are desperately needed. The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) cites a big jump in the number of kids being removed

A new report documents the efforts by families to change the juvenile justice system. (Citizens for Prison Reform)

INDIANAPOLIS - About 54,000 children are incarcerated in the U.S., which means their families will be spending this Mother's Day weekend without them, or visiting them wherever they're locked up. Many of those moms are now fighting to end mass incarceration of young people and to make sure when te

An online support group about grieving allows people to blog about their loss, and its organizers say that can help them heal. (#OnComingAlive)

VALPARAISO, Ind. - Sooner or later, each of us will experience that dagger in the heart called grief, but learning how to pick up the pieces and move on is the goal of several Indiana support groups. Amy Kowalisyn of Valparaiso lost a baby, Emma, in 2014, and founded an online charity with her hus

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Blogger Meggan Sommerville is spreading the word of acceptance. (Meggan Sommerville)

INDIANAPOLIS - There's a big push on social media this week for those in the transgender community to come forward. Thursday is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Blogger and activist Meggan Sommerville says it's also a day to ask their friends and coworkers to help champion their case fo

An Indiana family of four would have to have both parents working 64 hours a week to be considered self-sufficient if they were paid minimum wage. (Sierra Black)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. If you do the math, that's $290 a week, or roughly $15,000 a year. Jessica Fraser, program manager at the Indiana Institute of Working Families, says even if two parents work full-time at that wage, it still isn't enough income to meet basic

The Monarch butterfly is disappearing but home gardeners can help by planting milkweed, which is its only breeding habitat. (U.S Fish and Wildlife Service)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Scientists who have been analyzing data collected on monarch butterflies got a bit of good news recently. There were more of them wintering in Mexico than anticipated. Brice Semmens, assistant professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, says they're not out of the wood

Watchdog groups say Indiana's legislative session scored some good points, but there were some shots that lawmakers didn't take. (Massimo Catarinella/Wikimedia Commons)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - College basketball is a big deal in the Hoosier State and the Indiana Institute of Working Families took a "March Madness"-type look at how state lawmakers did this past legislative session. Senior policy analyst Andrew Bradley says while there were some good laws passed, they

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