How Would You Change Healthcare?

By IndyKids Staff This fall expect a lot of debate in Congress over how to reform healthcare. Here is a look at three choices. Option 1: Don’t Change It Who Wants It: The health insurance companies. How It Works: A person or her employer pays a set fee (called a...

Opposition to War in Afghanistan Grows

A U.S. soldier prepares for battle in an Afghan village. Photo: INDYMEDIANZ.ORG By Bill Marsh and Amanda Vender Most Americans now oppose the war in Afghanistan. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 51 percent of Americans see the war as not worth fighting, up 6...

Someday, You Could Be a Paramedic Just Like Barb Frazier

By Ilona Bray With advanced emergency medical technician training, Barb works for two fire departments in California, one in the town of Wilton and one in coastal Marin County. Her jobs involve helping people in emergencies like accidents, near-drownings, heart...

Meeting in Pittsburgh

Photo: FLICKR.COM/CARLOSCATEJON By IndyKids Staff A group of 20 of the world’s largest economies (the G-20) is meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in September. Leaders of the member countries will tackle the world economic crisis. Protests are planned to make sure...