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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - IN: Community Issues and Volunteering

PHOTO: State leaders say initiatives and programs aimed at combating homelessness have contributed to a 6 percent decrease in Hoosiers living in shelters or on the street. Photo credit: Joe Zlomek/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – There are some positive findings in an annual snapshot of homelessness in Indiana. The 2014 Point-in-Time Homeless Count found a 2 percent decrease in overall homelessness from last year, which makes the overall decrease 6 percent since 2010. Lori Dimick, director of community

PHOTO: Indianapolis Power and Light's Harding Street Generating Station is among the coal ash disposal sites listed in a new report detailing the danger of coal ash to public health. Photo courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has the highest number of coal ash sludge lagoons in the country, and a new report from the Hoosier Environmental Council alleges that mismanagement is threatening public health. When coal is burned, trace elements including arsenic, lead and mercury can remain in the a

PHOTO: Older American Month promotes safety and activity for good health while aging. Photo credit: Medoli2/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Staying safe is critical to good health as people age. That's why during Older Americans Month, Indiana Area Agencies on Aging are providing opportunities for older adults to learn how they can take control of their safety. Maureen Walby with LifeStream Services, Yorktown, say

PHOTO: Dozens of volunteers are becoming certified in Indiana to respond to wildlife during an oil spill. Photo:Leif Skoogfors/Federal Emergency Management Agency.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Dozens of Indiana residents are learning how to protect wildlife in the event of an oil spill. Save the Dunes, along with Enbridge, is hosting a 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training for Wildlife Response. Those who complete the course, currently in

PHOTO: Purdue University researcher Bryan Pijanowski is collaborating with people from around the world for an Earth Day project, attempting to capture up to 1 million natural soundscape recordings. Photo courtesy of Purdue University/Tom Campbell.

INDIANAPOLIS - A global project based in Indiana is capturing the earth's acoustics, one upload at a time. Led by Purdue University ecologist Bryan Pijanowski, "Global Soundscapes Day" encourages people from all walks of life to record the soundscapes of their world, and upload them to be shared and

PHOTO: Its National Volunteer Week, and Indianas hunger-fighting network is honoring the thousands of volunteers who help get food assistance to people at risk of hunger. Photo credit:

INDIANAPOLIS - It's National Volunteer Week, and Feeding Indiana's Hungry is honoring those volunteers who serve the millions in the state who face food insecurity. From sorting food to packing donation boxes, thousands of people in Indiana devote their time each year to helping the state's hungry.

PHOTO: Area Agencies on Aging are holding Senior Nutrition Awareness Events to educate seniors about healthy nutrition. Photo credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS – While eating right and staying active is important for all Hoosiers, experts say it's particularly important for those who are older. The governor has proclaimed today Nutrition Awareness Day, and across the state Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) are educating seniors about how a

PHOTO: Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of Indiana was honored as a

WASHINGTON – An Indiana woman's efforts to protect Lake Erie from fertilizer runoff have won her a special distinction. President Barack Obama this week honored Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of Angola and 13 others from across the nation as Champions of Change, which highlights ordinary Americans d

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