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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Public News Service - IN: Waste Reduction/Recycling

Watchdog groups say Indiana's legislative session scored some good points, but there were some shots that lawmakers didn't take. (Massimo Catarinella/Wikimedia Commons)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - College basketball is a big deal in the Hoosier State and the Indiana Institute of Working Families took a "March Madness"-type look at how state lawmakers did this past legislative session. Senior policy analyst Andrew Bradley says while there were some good laws passed, they

PHOTO: Disgust and contamination concerns keep people flushing the toilet after each use, according to a new survey from Indiana University-Bloomington. But the researchers say flushing the toilet less often could significantly reduce household water usage. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS - When it comes to water conservation, experts in Indiana say every drop in the bucket counts including those drops in the commode. According to a survey from Indiana University-Bloomington, toilets are a huge water guzzler, accounting for more than a quarter of household water use.

PHOTO: Are clearer skies ahead for Indiana's environment? Some environmental groups say while there have been better efforts to improve air and water quality, the state is still falling behind in environmental protections. Photo credit: ranbud/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - With the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this week, some are reflecting on the progress and the missteps Indiana has made, environmentally speaking. Jess Kharbanda, executive director with the Hoosier Environmental Council, says there have been major strides in efforts to improve air

PHOTO: Duke Energy is proposing a plane to require smart meters be installed at all homes and businesses in their service territory. Photo credit: Anai Sikim/Wikimedia.

INDIANAPOLIS - The state's largest electricity provider wants to modernize its infrastructure, but it's a plan that comes with a price for customers. The Indiana Regulatory Commission is taking comments on Duke Energy's $1.87 billion infrastructure improvement case, which includes the mandatory in

PHOTO: Indiana University research finds most people look to curtailing water use instead of improving efficiency of their habits and appliances as the best method to conserve water. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS - There appears to be some confusion about when it comes to water conservation and how best to do it, as a new survey finds many people underestimate how much water they use in various daily activities. According to study author Shahzeen Attari, assistant professor at Indiana University

GARY, Ind. - In a report about "the good, the bad, and the ugly" in the Great Lakes Compact, Indiana isn't looking too pretty. The report, issued by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as the compact reached the halfway point of its five-year life, looks at how states are addressing diversions o

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