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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2017 


Hurricane Maria now a category five; another GOP attempt to end Obamacare; and the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly met with protests. Details on those stories and more.

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Public News Service - IN: HIV/AIDS Prevention

Some fear Planned Parenthood services could be in jeopardy in the organization's current political battle. Credit: Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The fate of federal funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana and across the nation still is up in the air, and that has some women concerned about access to the health-care services they rely on. In Bloomington, Lyndsey Schmid, 33, had been going to Planned Parenthood r

PHOTO: Federal and state leaders are working to combat the HIV epidemic in southern Indiana. Some policy experts say syringe exchanges reduce the spread of infectious diseases and should be made accessible statewide on a permanent basis. Photo credit: Nathan F/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – A temporary syringe exchange program is in place in Scott County to combat the HIV epidemic in Indiana, but some policy experts say it's not a long-term solution. Most of the 143 confirmed HIV cases are believed to be connected to injection drug use. Bill Piper, director of

PHOTO: Today marks World AIDS Day, and events around the state will be held to build understanding of the disease, and educate to stop the spread. A simple blood test can determine a person's status. Photo credit: Alden Chadwick/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – For more than 25 years around the globe, Dec. 1 has been a day to bring awareness and understanding about AIDS. And to commemorate World AIDS Day, services, memorials and educational events are being held across Indiana. Leeah Hopper, executive program director of AIDS Minis

Photo credit: Madlyn/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Teen pregnancy rates are at historic lows, but rates in Indiana are not declining as fast as the national average. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Indiana has seen a 45 percent drop in teen pregnancy from 1991 to 2012, compared with

PHOTO: Sexual violence is a growing problem in Indiana; the state leads the nation in numbers of sexual assaults against teens. Photo by: Anita Peppers.

INDIANAPOLIS - More than one woman in five in Indiana is a rape victim, and more than two in five have been sexually assaulted. Despite the alarming numbers, getting help in recovery can be difficult. According to Anita Carpenter, who heads the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, in nearly hal

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