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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - IN: Community Issues and Volunteering

INDIANAPOLIS - Experts say many young children don't have enough positive adult role models in their lives, but in Indiana, hundreds of volunteer mentors are helping to fill that gap. According to Steven Wornhoff of Lebanon, who was a mentor to Josh Wilson for seven years, the experience was very

IMAGE: Thousands of Indiana volunteers will give back in their own communities during today's National Day of Service, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hoosiers are being encouraged to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by helping their neighbors, and from Evansville to Fort Wayne, thousands are participating in today's MLK National Day of Service. According to Craig Brenner, special projects coordinator, Co

PHOTO: AARP Indiana says there are legislative priorities policymakers should keep in mind that will help all Hoosiers, including those age 50 and older. Photo courtesy of AARP Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS – It's back to business for lawmakers in Indy, and AARP says there are some agenda items policymakers should prioritize to improve the lives of all Hoosiers. State director June Lyle says one important piece of legislation, Senate Bill 66, would create a statewide voluntary savi

PHOTO: There's a renewed effort to help turnaround blighted communities in Indiana. Photo credit: freedigitalphotos.net/Witthaya Phonsawat.

INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation soon to be introduced at the Statehouse would help address the urban blight plaguing cities and communities across Indiana. An estimated 30 percent of the state's foreclosed homes are abandoned, according to the financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall Street.

PHOTO: A year after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Indiana mothers continue their work to encourage stronger gun safety laws. Photo courtesy of Moms Demand Action.

INDIANAPOLIS – Moms from Indiana and across the country are marking the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Formed by an Indiana mom in the wake of the mass shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 first graders, Moms Demand Action now has mo

PHOTO: After the Black Friday madness ends, Hoosiers are being encouraged to support local shops and stores for Small Business Saturday, on Nov. 30. Courtesy SBA.

INDIANAPOLIS – After the commotion of Black Friday winds down, Hoosiers are being encouraged to remember the little guys in their own neighborhood. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, an effort launched in recent years to celebrate and support local stores and shops. Stacey Poynter,

PHOTO: It's National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and students in Indiana are among those learning more about ways to advocate for and help those in need. Photo courtesy of ardelfin.

INDIANAPOLIS – Students in Indiana are among those nationwide who are bringing awareness to pressing social issues as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. An estimated 16 percent of Hoosiers live in poverty, including many who seek shelter or have a difficult time finding

PHOTO: The state's largest gathering of environmental advocates will be held at the statehouse with the focus on agriculture and the impact on the environment and public health. Photo courtesy of Scott Bauer.

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmentalists will gather in Indianapolis Saturday for what’s billed as Greening of the Statehouse, a day of learning and engagement about Indiana's most pressing environmental issues. This year's focus is on agriculture and safeguarding the state's air, water and q

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