PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 

President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - IN: Community Issues and Volunteering

Volunteers help sort and deliver holiday gifts for the Salvation Army in Gary, Indiana. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Many people in Indiana have donated a toy or put spare change into a red Salvation Army kettle this season - and this week, all those donations added up to holiday cheer for many local families. Salvation Army Lieutenant Jennifer Clanton said many couldn't otherwise afford to p

Local groups are welcoming refugees to Indiana. (Karam Foundation)

INDIANA – Many states, including Indiana, are resistant to accepting Syrian refugees, but groups helping to resettle the refugees say they are trying to spread a message that these are families who need help and understanding. Lina Sergie started the Karam Foundation in 2007. For the past fe

A candlelight vigil at the State Capitol Building will honor lives lost to drunk driving. Credit GaborfromHungary/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS - While the holidays are generally a time of great joy, celebrating the season can be difficult for the victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes. Tonight, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Indiana will honor lives lost by impaired driving with a candlelight vigil during its National

Small businesses make up  nearly 50 percent of the employment in Indiana. Credit:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Small businesses in Indiana are hopeful Black Friday's shopping momentum will carry into Saturday. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a day encouraging holiday shoppers to patronize the little guys. Jacob Schpok, executive director with the Indiana Office of Small Business a

Less than one-third of registered Indiana voters took part in last year's midterm election. Credit: Daniel Morrison/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's municipal elections may not come with the glitz and glamour of a presidential election year, but election leaders say the decisions made today will be important to voters at the local level. According to state election data, less than one-third of registered Indiana v

Placement with a relative can minimize trauma for foster children. Credit: kamuelaboy/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - While there is always a need for foster parents in Indiana, state officials say the need is especially great this year. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services there are over 18,000 children in the state's care, about four thousand more than at this time last year. Spo

Some homeless teens

INDIANAPOLIS - Making varsity or finding a date for homecoming are the least of the problems faced by the more than 16,000 kids in Indiana without a place to call home. Data from the Indiana Department of Education shows homelessness among students in Indiana was 80 percent higher last school yea

Indiana ranked last among states in voter turnout in 2014. Credit: jdurham/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's November election is fast approaching, as is the voting registration deadline of Oct. 5. Erin Kelley, co-president, League of Women Voters of Indiana, says voter registration is crucial to civic engagement. But she explains Indiana's voter turnout is notoriously poor, rank

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