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July 1, 2015

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Ask The Mayor: Greencastle’s Sue Murray

Mayor Murray talks about all the festivities in Greencastle this holiday weekend.

July 1, 2015

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10 water rescues throughout Indiana happened last weekend, a huge increase compared to past years.

Recent Floods Lead To More Water Rescues Across Indiana

The recent flooding has caused an increased number of water rescues throughout Indiana.

July 1, 2015

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Morning Headline Roundup: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

RFRA goes into effect; The First Church of Cannabis hosts its inaugural service today—without any cannabis. Read more in our morning roundup.

July 1, 2015

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First Church Of Cannabis Could Face A Tough Legal Battle

Church of Cannabis founder Bill Levin is hoping to challenge the government under the state’s newly enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

July 1, 2015

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Donetta Held unloads needles and pipes confiscated from a contaminated meth home. She owns an environmental decontamination company and says meth tests are their most demanded service.

Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences

Indiana leads the nation in the number of meth lab seizures, causing hundreds of homes to be contaminated with dangerous chemicals each year.

July 1, 2015

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Arlington Community High School has returned to Indianapolis Public Schools Corp. after three years being run under a state contract by charter school company Tindley Accelerated Schools. (Photo Credit: Eric Weddle/WFYI Public Media)

Arlington Returns To IPS But Students Fear Too Much Change

Arlington High School returns to Indianapolis Public Schools today, but students fear too much change.

July 1, 2015

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Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Explained

Among more than 200 other new pieces of legislation taking effect Wednesday, the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act becomes law.

July 1, 2015

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Survey: What Do You Think About The New Slow Lane Law?

The law allows police to issue a $500 ticket to left lane drivers who are going the speed limit and reasonably know a car behind them is trying to pass.

July 1, 2015

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State Supreme Court Declines To Hear Stage Collapse Case

Jordyn Polet was one of dozens of people injured in a 2011 stage collapse at the State Fair.

July 1, 2015

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Pro-LGBT Groups Plan Voter Registration Push

Pro-LGBT groups say they’re going to organize a voter registration drive as part of their push to obtain civil rights protections for the LGBT community.

July 1, 2015

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State Board of Education members Byron Ernest (left) and Eddie Melton listen to presentations during the boardâs July meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board Kicks Off Flexibility Discussions for A-F Grades

The State Board of Education began discussing options for giving schools A-F accountability grades for the 2014-15 school year at their meeting Wednesday.

July 2, 2015

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Morning Headline Roundup: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Indiana set a record for rainfall in the month of June; roads this weekend are the most dangerous predicted by the National Safety Council since 2008.

July 2, 2015

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Firework displays will be going on in most of the cities across Indiana.

Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows Around Southern Indiana

Cities across southern Indiana are hosting firework displays to celebrate the Fourth of July. Please double check the time online before you head out.

July 2, 2015

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First Church Of Cannabis Holds Inaugural Service In Indy

The church’s first service opened with a house band playing about thirty minutes of music — mostly funky tunes with veiled or direct references to marijuana.

July 2, 2015

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Meth Debris

Coming Up Friday at 6 p.m. On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Now you can get a ticket for driving too slow in the fast lane. We break down other new laws. Plus, how home-buyers are often blind sided because of meth users.

July 2, 2015

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State Supreme Court Hears Synthetic Drug Lawsuit

Lawmakers first passed a law in 2011 banning a list of synthetic drugs, but manufacturers stayed a step ahead by changing their compounds.

July 2, 2015

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An estimated 1,002,655 Hoosiers will travel 50 miles or more from home over Fourth of July weekend.

A Record Number Of Hoosiers Will Travel This Holiday Weekend

More than a million Indiana residents will travel 50 miles or more from home over Fourth of July weekend.

July 2, 2015

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Indianapolis and the White River

IEDC Ends Contract With Firm Hired To Boost State’s Image

Public relations firm Porter Novelli was contracted earlier this year to bolster the state's image after national controversy surrounding RFRA erupted .

July 2, 2015

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Lawsuit Alleges New Statute Bars Sex Offenders From Churches

A new law says some sex offenders cannot enter school property. A lawsuit alleges that means offenders can’t attend services if the church is next to a school.

July 2, 2015

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Five years ago, the General Assembly created a school choice program to help low-income students get out of failing schools. Today, more middle class families and students who never attended public schools are using the vouchers. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

5 Years Later, School Choice Looks Dramatically Different

The school choice program created five years ago to help low-income students get out of failing schools now looks dramatically different.

July 2, 2015

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Dual Language Pilot Program Available To Schools

The State Board of Education approved Wednesday a dual language immersion pilot program for schools.

July 3, 2015

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Are Indiana’s Meth Disclosure Laws Strong Enough?

An Indiana mother wants the state to strengthen its meth disclosure laws.

July 3, 2015

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How Does The State’s New Slow Lane Law Work?

The law is designed to target drivers who hold up traffic in the left lane, and violators could face a hefty fine.

July 3, 2015

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Seth Elgar says potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw and starches should not sit out longer than four hours.

Chefs Share Summer Food Safety Tips

Local chefs share summer food safety tips to keep in mind during summer cook-outs.

July 3, 2015

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Fireworks

Morning Headline Roundup: July 3, 2015

Millions of drivers will be hitting the roads this weekend, and fireworks will be lighting up skies around the state. Read more in our morning roundup.

July 3, 2015

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Police officers from several stations throughout the state have been carrying Narcan while theyâre on duty.

Indiana Police Officers Use New Tool In Overdose Cases

Police officers from several stations throughout the state are equipped an opioid antidote following a law passed last year.

July 3, 2015

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Experts Advise Keeping A Lookout For Ticks This Summer

The University of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center's index says the risk for ticks, specifically American dog ticks, in the region is high.

July 3, 2015

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Cities across southern Indiana are hosting firework displays to celebrate the July 4.

Keep Safe On July Fourth With These Fire Safety Tips

Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson offers three safety tips for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

July 3, 2015

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The unfamiliar sight and sound of fireworks tend to scare pets, so they should be kept indoors or on leashes.

Pets Create More Work For Animal Control Around July Fourth

The Fourth of July tends to be the busiest time for Bloomington's Animal Control.

July 3, 2015

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McCormick's Creek State Park waterfall in Spencer, Indiana.

Spending Some Time With Nature Could Be Good For You

A new study found those who took a 90-minute walk through a natural environment reported fewer negative thoughts.

July 3, 2015

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

Study Ranks Indiana In Top 15 Best States For Business

The study analyzes several data sets, including the selling points states use to try and attract businesses.

July 4, 2015

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Slideshow: Parade Entries Range From Classic to Absurd

Throngs flocked to watch the Bloomington Fourth of July Parade wind its way around the square Saturday morning.

July 6, 2015

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New ‘Indiana Grown’ Program Launches Tuesday

Project manager David King says the program can help farmers, producers and consumers. He says the state needs Indiana people buying Indiana products.

July 6, 2015

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Pollinators, including honey bees, are responsible for up to a third of food consumed.

Indiana Organization Plans To Protect Pollinators

The Indiana Pesticide Review Board is working to create pollinator protective measures in the Hoosier State.

July 6, 2015

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IU Student To Graduate With A Degree In Stand-Up Comedy

The Individualized Major Program at Indiana University will soon lead to a first for the school: a degree in stand-up comedy.

July 6, 2015

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Ryan White and mother Jeanne

Morning Headline Roundup: Monday, July 6, 2015

A conference is scheduled for the man accused of murdering Hannah Wilson; the mother and sister of Ryan White are speaking this week at the Children's Museum.

July 6, 2015

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Donetta Held unloads needles and pipes confiscated from a contaminated meth home. She owns an environmental decontamination company and says meth tests are their most demanded service.

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ July 3, 2015

Now you can get a ticket for driving too slow in the fast lane. We break down other new laws. Plus, how home-buyers are often blind sided because of meth users.

July 6, 2015

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Ohio-Based Blood Bank To Close Richmond Location

Community Blood Center is closing one location in Indiana as part of its efforts to scale back operations.

July 6, 2015

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Trial Delayed In Case Of IU Student’s Alleged Killer

The trial, which was slated to begin in just a few weeks, will now begin in late February 2016.

July 6, 2015

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Experts worry despite high rankings in a Clean Water Act Permit inspection study, Indiana still needs better measures to enhance water quality.

Indiana Will Join Lawsuit Against EPA Water Rule

The EPA recently finalized a rule broadening the definition of “waters of the United States.”

July 6, 2015

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Here’s What You Had To Say About The New Slow Lane Law

We asked you to tell us what you thought about the state's new slow lane law. Here's what you had to say.

July 6, 2015

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Submit Your Questions For Terre Haute’s ‘Ask The Mayor’

We're on our way to visit with Terre Haute Duke Bennett for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

July 6, 2015

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Rolling Stones Rock Indy Speedway On Fourth Of July

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted its very first non-race day concert on Saturday.

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