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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - IN: Consumer Issues

An estimated 1.3 million people in Indiana are eligible for Medicare. (Twenty20.com)

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers ages 65-plus have about seven weeks to select a Medicare health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the federal health insurance program begins today and runs through December 7. CEO of Medicare and Retirement for United Healthcare in Indiana Charlotte MacBeth said pr

Environmental groups say water quality control standards for the Ohio River are crucial for Indiana, given its position downstream. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – A vote this week will determine if Indiana and other states will lose some pollution control standards for the Ohio River. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, known as ORSANCO, has provided oversight of pollution levels in the river for more than seven decades.

Indiana's third annual Climate Leadership Summit starts Thursday in Indianapolis. (Earth Charter Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS – The threat of climate change to Indiana cities is the focus of discussion at an annual gathering Thursday in Indianapolis. Mayors, city planners and engineers are among those joining environmental advocates at the third annual Climate Leadership Summit. As a coordinator for

Food banks say making SNAP benefits harder to get could increase demand at food pantries. (American Heart Association)

INDIANAPOLIS – A U.S. House and Senate conference committee is finalizing a huge farm bill. And state and national hunger groups want folks to speak up about how the competing bills handle food programs. Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of the group Feeding Indiana's Hungry, says the

According to a new report on Indiana's working families, the state ranks last among the 12 Midwest states for the percentage of adults with a post-secondary degree or credential. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – At the turn of the century, Indiana ranked average or better than the Midwest as a whole in terms of family incomes, poverty, employment rates, union coverage, and other key indicators of stability. But according to a new report from the Indiana Institute for Working Famil

Indiana's energy plan would have cut back about 136 gigawatt hours per year in the state, in addition to saving millions of dollars for ratepayers. (Dean Hochman/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – The repeal of Indiana's energy efficiency standards four years ago has cost ratepayers millions of dollars and slowed job growth, according to a new report from the Applied Economics Clinic and Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana. Indiana's short-lived energy efficiency progr

Could President Donald Trump's trade tariffs trigger another recession? Some Indiana business leaders are voicing that concern. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Some Indiana business leaders are sounding the alarm over President Donald Trump's tariff threats. In a move the White House says will protect U.S. aluminum and steel from cheap imports, the administration slapped tariffs onto steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the Eur

Sparklers, firecrackers and bottle rockets are the fireworks said to cause the majority of injuries. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS — The booms of fireworks are already resonating throughout Indiana communities as Hoosiers gear up to celebrate Independence Day. And officials have some simple rules and tips to keep people safe. In 2017, 238 cases of fireworks-related injuries were reported in Indiana, with 94

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