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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Public News Service - IN: Criminal Justice

Indiana has close to 6,000 people in prison who are considered to have serious mental illnesses. (sakhorn38/iStockphoto)

INDIANAPOLIS - Except in a few, exceptional circumstances, people with mental illnesses in Indiana prisons will no longer be placed in solitary confinement. The ACLU sued the state in 2008 on behalf of three prisoners it said had little or no access to treatment in "solitary." In 2012, a federal ju

More than one-third of Indiana's counties are now participating in the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, which gives judges more choice in sentencing young people. (Cynthia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David calls the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative the "greatest reform" he's ever seen and now, one-third of Indiana's counties are participating. The Annie E. Casey Foundation model is based on the assumption that sometimes, a young per

Thousands of Hoosiers aren't getting enough to eat because they can't qualify for SNAP benefits.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers are tackling a couple of bills this short legislative session that have to do with the access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana's Hungry, says there are thousands of Hoosiers without enou

Empty houses are a target for thieves, and packages left sitting on porches are a sure sign nobody's home. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - While Hoosiers are busy making last-minute preparations to hit the road to visit friends and families for the holidays, it's important they not forget to "Grinch-proof" their homes. It's also the busiest time of the year for thieves, so don't let them know you won't be at home, said

A new scam targeting holiday shoppers can deplete funds off gift cards the moment the card is activated. Credit: Tales of a Wandering Youkai/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – The holidays are a time of giving, but a new survey finds many Indiana residents are engaging in risky behavior that could compromise their personal information or bank account. According to a new survey from AARP, 70 percent of respondents failed a quiz about how to stay safe

Immigrant women face many barriers to leaving an abuse relationship. Credit: Kamuelaboy/Morgufile

INDIANAPOLIS – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and while escaping a domestic violence situation is not easy for victims, immigrant survivors of abuse face especially difficult challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every minute in the U.S. abou

About 1 out of every 3 children trafficked for sex or labor is victimized by a family member. Credit: placardmoncoeur/Morguefile<br /><br />

INDIANAPOLIS – The criminal case against Indiana native and celebrity Jared Fogle on charges involving child pornography and paying for sex with children is among recent headlines bringing to light crimes against children. The trafficking of children for work or sex is a crime that's often h

Indiana's Lifeline law allows minors who have witnessed a crime, a medical emergency or sexual assault to call for help without getting into trouble. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana college students headed to campus are being reminded of an important number that could save a life: 911. Indiana's Lifeline law helps to remove barriers that may otherwise prevent a person from calling to report a crime or seeking medical assistance for someone who is intoxic

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