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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown; a new poll has Americans turning thumbs down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - IN: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Indiana's Supreme Court justices will hear the concerns and suggestions of Hoosiers about race and gender bias in a series of discussions open to the public. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Immigration issues, and accusations of race and gender bias, continue to be in the spotlight across the country. A series of forums to address those topics is being held around Indiana in the next few weeks, with the goal of gathering feedback for the state Supreme Court. Peopl

Those fighting to stop human trafficking say everyone needs to learn to spot the signs that a young person has fallen victim to the crime. (fbi.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Human trafficking was put into the spotlight in Indiana during the Super Bowl of 2012 in Indianapolis when dozens of prostitutes were arrested and many told police they'd been forced into it. State Rep. Wendy McNamara says it opened a lot of eyes because many, herself included

Indiana's official language would become more gender neutral under a bill that's been approved by the House.

INDIANAPOLIS – Women elected to statewide office in Indiana get referred to as "he" in the laws that spell out their duties. Some female lawmakers are now seeking to change that. When State Auditor Suzanne Crouch took office in 2013 she noticed her job description read "he" or "his." She s

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

Indiana ranked last among states in voter turnout in 2014. Credit: jdurham/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's November election is fast approaching, as is the voting registration deadline of Oct. 5. Erin Kelley, co-president, League of Women Voters of Indiana, says voter registration is crucial to civic engagement. But she explains Indiana's voter turnout is notoriously poor, rank

PHOTO: A new report finds LGBT women in Indiana and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit: Marius Boatca/Flickr.<br />

INDIANAPOLIS - Nearly 16 percent of Hoosiers live in poverty, and a new report finds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women are among those most at risk. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations, including the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves, th

PHOTO: Marriage is now a reality for same-sex couples in Indiana after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up cases seeking to defend the ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - After years of work and many court battles, same-sex couples in Indiana are finally free to tie the knot. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review rulings in Indiana and four others states where federal courts struck down bans against gay marriage. Kyle Megrath, coordinat

GRAPHIC: Three same-sex cases from Indiana will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Government.

INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. Kyle Megrath, marria

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