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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - IN: Mental Health

Tension between the U.S and North Korea has ramped up the stress many Americans report feeling during the last several months. (whitehouse.gov)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Sunday morning political talk shows were full of U.S. officials playing down the possibility of a nuclear conflict with North Korea. They insist there is no imminent threat of missile strikes on the U.S. or Guam, despite President Donald Trump's threats last week. Indiana

Political arguments could destroy friendships made at work, and younger workers appear to be feeling the most stress about these workplace tensions. (Amber Collier)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Months after the presidential election, political animosity lingers at workplaces across the country. The American Psychological Association says stress on the job has actually increased, and blames it partly on political divisions among co-workers. In September 2016, an APA survey

A move to reform the juvenile justice system by offering alternatives other than juvenile detention is now in its 25th year. (aecf.org)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Young people in trouble with the law in Indiana have benefited from an updated approach to juvenile justice. It's the 25th anniversary of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Indiana was one of the first states to embrace it, and state Supreme

Gender-diverse teenagers say the depression they feel is often prompted by rejection by family members and bullying at school. (K. Paul)

INDIANAPOLIS – A report released this week on kids' health and well-being in Indiana shows the suicide rate remains high, and advocates for teens say the problem is especially pervasive for those who identify as LBGT. The new Kids Count Data Book lists suicide as the second-leading cause of de

Millions made a New Year's resolution on Sunday to get healthy. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – About 4 in 10 people make New Year's resolutions, but only a tiny fraction actually keep them. The top pledges center around health – losing weight, eating better, exercising more or quitting a bad habit such as drinking too much or smoking. Others include getting organi

Advocates say a lawsuit about prisoner treatment in Indiana has improved conditions behind bars. (whitehouse.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – From 80,000 to 100,000 inmates currently are segregated in prison cells nationwide for 22 to 24 hours a day, and many of them have mental illnesses that begin with isolation, or they have symptoms that are heightened because of it. A report put out this month by Amplifying Voice

One of the signs to look for to spot young victims of sex trafficking is depression. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Child protection advocates say some children in Indiana are being used as currency by sex traffickers, and also by their own parents. Like many crimes, juvenile sex trafficking often is connected to a heroin, methamphetamine or other addiction, and the Indiana Youth Institute

Children's advocates hope more families will take in the growing number of kids in foster care in Indiana. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Advocates for foster children say now is the time for people who may be considering becoming foster parents to step up - in Indiana, good homes for these kids are desperately needed. The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) cites a big jump in the number of kids being removed

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