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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - IN: Consumer Issues

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

After the school bell rings, some Indiana teachers head to a second job. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Lazy summer days are not always in the cards for Indiana school teachers. And besides working at another job during summer school break, some teachers hold down a second job during the school year. New data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that nearly

The discovery of dangerous lead levels in South Bend is among the work done by researchers with <br />The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – A statewide research partnership is getting a financial boost to continue its work to improve the health of Hoosiers. The National Institutes of Health is awarding $33 million to the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a collaboration between Purdue University

States that have tried adding tighter work requirements to SNAP programs report more families showing up at food pantries. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Possible changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now under debate in Congress could overwhelm the faith groups that run some of Indiana's hunger fighting programs. Rules added to SNAP under a proposal in the House could include much tighter income and w

Food pantries in Indiana say proposed changes could get in the way of feeding children and families. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now under debate in Congress could trigger what observers and a new report say is an explosion of red tape and bureaucracy for Indiana. Rules added to SNAP, formerly food stamps, could include much tighter income

Dogs with eye problems and dental disease were discovered in 2016 at an undisclosed Indiana breeding facility, according to a new report. (USDA)

INDIANAPOLIS – Four Indiana dog breeders are named in a new "Horrible Hundred," report examining so-called puppy mills and dog sellers around the nation. The sixth annual report from The Humane Society of the United States highlights allegations of cruel conditions at the facilities, which K

Stay safe while traveling by being aware of your surroundings. (fbi.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – The weather has gotten warmer and many people are going on vacation, short road trips to nearby cities, or to visit state or national parks and wilderness areas. Safety experts have some advice, especially when going off on your own – be aware of your surroundings at all

Lower-income families often are faced with paying utility bills or buying food. (Juan Esteban Zapata)

INDIANAPOLIS – About a third of Hoosiers are often at risk of going hungry, but they aren't eligible for federal food assistance. According to the latest Map the Meal Gap report, 31 percent of state residents who are food insecure can't qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progr

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