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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality, we have a pair of reports; also on our Friday rundown; we'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - IN: Civil Rights

A mural in Woodburn Hall that includes a depiction of the Ku Klux Klan originally was painted for the Chicago World's Fair. (J. Barrie)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – At a time when people across the country are calling for the removal of Confederate statues and artwork because they're seen as divisive, a petition drive is underway to remove a controversial painting at the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Students taking classes

There's a racial disparity in Indiana when it comes to who owns homes. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Since 2004, home ownership has been on the decline for African-Americans in Indiana and across the country. Several groups have teamed up to try to reverse that trend, including the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. That grou

Nine Indiana counties are participating in a pilot program to reduce or eliminate bail for people who aren't considered a flight or safety risk. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – While advocates are calling for reforms in the criminal justice system across the nation, Indiana is taking some steps in that direction. The Indiana Supreme Court recently approved reforms to the state's bail system, including the prompt release of those arrested that don't

Election officials in Indiana are being encouraged to make sure polling places can accommodate people with disabilities before the November election. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 19 percent of America's population live with a disability, and this week the focus is making sure they get a chance to vote. It's National Disability Voter Registration Week. And Dawn Adams, executive director of Indiana Disability Rights, says her organization is tryin

A federal judge has blocked a new Indiana law that would have banned some abortion procedures. (co.wichita.tx.us)

INDIANAPOLIS – Pro-choice advocates say they're ecstatic about Thursday's ruling blocking a new Indiana law that bans abortions based on fetus abnormalities. The law, HEA 1337, would have gone into effect today (Friday), but U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted a preliminary injunct

Couples across the country are celebrating wedding anniversaries this month and next, one year after the Supreme Court decision that legalized their unions. (Jeremy Womack)

INDIANAPOLIS – There are a lot of first wedding anniversaries being celebrated in the next few weeks by couples who raced to the altar after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of that decision. Evan Wolfson, former p

Organizers of this year's Black Women's Expo express concern about the hostile tone of the presidential election so far and the effects it could have on African Americans. (Cynthia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – With all the attention on this year's presidential race, many people say its outcome could have a negative effect on particular communities. The topic will be front and center at this week's The Black Women's Expo in Chicago. Expo founder Merry Green calls herself an activis

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

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