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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - IN: Community Issues and Volunteering

PHOTO: Indiana's Virtual Career Counselor helps veterans apply the skills they've acquired during years of military experience into jobs and careers in the civilian workforce. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS - After years, or even decades of serving their country, it can be difficult for veterans to find a job that suits them once they leave the service. Against the backdrop of Veterans Day, state leaders are announcing a new online tool to help Hoosier vets in their job search. Joe Frank

PHOTO: Duke Energy is proposing a plane to require smart meters be installed at all homes and businesses in their service territory. Photo credit: Anai Sikim/Wikimedia.

INDIANAPOLIS - The state's largest electricity provider wants to modernize its infrastructure, but it's a plan that comes with a price for customers. The Indiana Regulatory Commission is taking comments on Duke Energy's $1.87 billion infrastructure improvement case, which includes the mandatory in

PHOTO: NPR's Diane Rehm is among the voices in a reading of the play

INDIANAPOLIS - An estimated 100,000 people in Indiana suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and a special production sheds light on the impact it has on them and their loved ones. The off-Broadway play 'Surviving Grace' follows a daughter's emotional journey caring for a mother with Alzheimer's. National

PHOTO: Experts say advance preparation can help people better respond to and recover from the impacts of a disaster or other emergency. Preparedness Month is a good time to make or update those plans. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Tornadoes, fires, floods and other disasters can strike at almost any time, and during Preparedness Month, state leaders are reminding residents about the importance of being ready for an emergency. Households should gather supplies they would need in the event they find themselves

PHOTO: Environmental groups are proposing a ready-to-implement plan called The Mounds Greenway to protect the West Fork of the White River, and leave it as a free-flowing river. Photo courtesy of Heart of the River.

ANDERSON, Ind. - Opponents of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir in central Indiana say they have an alternative plan that would save the free-flowing White River and protect surrounding forests and wetlands. The reservoir project would dam the West Fork White River and create a 2,000-acre lake, wh

PHOTO: An estimated 1,400 adoptive families in Indiana on a waiting list for the State Adoption Subsidy since 2009 will finally get the money they need. Photo credit: Rich Mullins/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of adopted children and their families in Indiana will finally receive long awaited support. In 2009, the state began placing families that adopted children with special needs on a waiting list for additional financial help. Gov. Mike Pence is now releasing $10 mill

PHOTO: There is an urgent need for blood donations in Indiana this month. Photo credit: Albaraac/wikimedia.

INDIANAPOLIS – As summer starts to wind down, local blood donations tend to slow down, too. Lucy Wehking, corporate communications specialist for the Indiana Blood Center, says the center was unable to fill a few hospital orders this week because of a lower amount of blood donations. She s

GRAPHIC: How happy are you, and how much does that matter to you? New research ranks three Indiana cities among the

INDIANAPOLIS – The old saying, "Happiness isn't everything," might literally ring true for folks in some parts of Indiana. Indianapolis, Gary and South Bend make the list of unhappiest cities in the country, according to a working paper from researchers using data from the Center for Disease

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