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August 1, 2015

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GenCon

IU Professor Debuts “Our Town” At GenCon

An IU media school professor debuts his new game "Our Town" at this year's GenCon.

August 1, 2015

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Four vehicles were exploded on Friday for the âInvestigating Post-Blast Crime Scenesâ class taught at IUPUIâs School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Watch: IUPUI Students Use Car Explosions To Learn

IUPUI students learned investigation skills Friday through real post-blast crime scenes.

August 1, 2015

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Amtrak

Amtrak Line From Indy to Chicago Gets Two-Year Deal

The line's future has been uncertain for months as the Indiana Department of Transportation sought to work out a solution to funding cuts.

August 2, 2015

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Obama To Unveil Carbon Emission Limits For Nation, States

The Obama administration will unveil final rules for carbon emissions Monday, which will include state by state goals.

August 3, 2015

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Road construction on Interstate 69.

Morning Headlines: Monday, August 3, 2015

INDOT says a stretch of I-69 will be complete by the end of 2015; the Hoosier State Rail Line is secure for two years. Read more in our morning roundup.

August 3, 2015

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Whitetail Bluff LLC

Court Decision Renews Fenced Hunting Debate

A June decision from the Indiana Supreme Court struck down a 2005 ban from the Department of Natural Resources. Now, the industry is virtually unregulated.

August 3, 2015

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Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fair Opens Friday With ‘Year Of The Farmer’

The Indiana State Fair is typically themed after an agriculture product, but this year it is focusing on the people who produce those goods.

August 3, 2015

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Patti Newell has been driving buses for the Monroe County Community School Corporation for 19 years. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Back To School: It’s Not Just For Students

Monday marks the first day of school for students and staff in many Indiana districts, including bus drivers who have been practicing their routes for weeks.

August 3, 2015

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Senate To Vote On Defunding Planned Parenthood Monday

Sen. Dan Coats will preside over the vote which would strip federal dollars from Planned Parenthood and move them to community health centers.

August 3, 2015

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austin streets

Indiana Democrats Questioning Timing Of State’s HIV Response

More than 170 people have tested positive for HIV in the area of the outbreak.

August 3, 2015

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First Day Of School Brings Excitement, New Hopes

We visited Arlington Heights Elementary on Monday morning to see how students and school administrators are greeting the start of school.

August 3, 2015

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State Board Will Discuss Charter School Grant Program

The State Board of Education will meet Wednesday to discuss the new grant and loan programs for charter schools.

August 3, 2015

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Perry K Steam Plant

Indiana Joins Lawsuit Against Carbon Emissions Rules

Indiana is being required to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions about 28 percent by 2030.

August 3, 2015

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Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana

Senate Votes Down Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

Senator Dan Coats described Planned Parenthood’s practices, as described in the videos, as barbaric and inhuman.

August 4, 2015

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The U.S. Senate did not advance legislation on Monday that would have defunded Planned Parenthood.

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The U.S. Senate rejected a bill defunding Planned Parenthood; an adviser to former Gov. Evan Bayh might join the governor's race.

August 4, 2015

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How Indiana Could Achieve EPA Carbon Reduction Goals

New EPA rules require Indiana reduce its carbon emissions at least 28 percent by 2030. How that's done is left largely up to the state.

August 4, 2015

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U.S. House of Representatives

Indiana’s 9th District Congressional Race, Explained

Indiana's 9th District seat for the U.S. House of Representatives is open as Rep. Todd Young makes a run for the seat Sen. Dan Coats is vacating.

August 4, 2015

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Needle exchange

Timeline: Indiana’s Response To The HIV Outbreak

Since the first cases were diagnosed in December, more than 170 people have tested positive for HIV.

August 4, 2015

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GenCon

Gen Con Sets Attendance Record At Indianapolis Convention

Gen Con's current contract with the city runs through 2020.

August 4, 2015

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The low revenue numbers are giving state lawmakers pause as they debate tax reform issues.

Report Finds Hoosiers Not Saving Enough For Retirement

Indiana is above average when it comes to Medicare costs and hourly wages for older workers, according to the report.

August 4, 2015

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IPS Partners With Indy University To Train Future Principals

Indianapolis Public Schools is partnering with Marian University to train IPS teacher to be future principals.

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