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May 15, 2017

 

Opioid overdose rates by county, according to a new report from the Indiana State Department of Health.

ISDH Launches County Profiles To Fight Opioid Epidemic

The information is not meant to rank counties or serve as a comparison, but rather to give counties a snapshot of their risks and trends.

May 15, 2017

 

(Airman 1st Class Mary O'Del/defense.gov)

AHCA Could Limit Coverage For Domestic Violence Survivors

Advocates are concerned the AHCA will reduce protections for domestic violence victims who may suffer long-term physical and mental health problems.

May 15, 2017

 

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Indiana’s Hepatitis C Rate Is Double The National Average

Indiana has implemented just one of five CDC-recommended measures to prevent the spread of the disease through sharing contaminated needles.

May 15, 2017

 

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IU Students Use Music To Help Seniors With Dementia Connect

The students work with seniors to create personalized playlists that can trigger memories.

May 12, 2017

 

Retention lakeThe child's parents had called 911 to report him missing and searched the area with officers.

Indianapolis Boy Falls In Retention Pond, In Critical Condition

A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after being found in an retention pond Thursday night.

May 12, 2017

 

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Food Insecurity In Indiana Reaches 14.4 Percent

A new report reveals that food insecurity exists in every county of Indiana.

May 12, 2017

 

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Activists Warn New Opioid Drug ‘Gray Death’ Is Deadly

Activists say a new drug in Indiana is among the deadliest opioids authorities have seen.

May 11, 2017

 

Protesters lay on the ground as if they were dead, holding cardboard tombstones.

9th District Constituents Hold ‘Die In’ Protest, Town Hall

People protested Hollingsworth's vote in favor of the GOP healthcare repeal bill, and then addressed questions to a mannequin with Hollingsworth's face on it.

May 10, 2017

 

Sen. Donnelly in Bloomington, Indiana in March, 2016.

Donnelly Decries Reported Budget Cuts For Opioid Crisis Response

NPR reports a leaked document shows President Trump's budget proposal reduces funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy by about 94 percent.

May 9, 2017

 

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AHCA Would Permanently Repeal The Medical Device Tax

The tax is particularly divisive in Indiana, where medical device manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry.

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