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January 2, 2017

 

Some South Bend bar owners worry the ban will cost them customers.

South Bend Joins Indiana Cities With Smoking Ban For Bars

The expanded South Bend smoking ban ordinance takes effect Tuesday after winning City Council approval in March.

December 30, 2016

 

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ISDH: Flu Shots Especially Important For Those With Asthma

Although people with asthma aren’t necessarily more susceptible to the influenza virus, the flu can be far more serious for them.

December 29, 2016

 

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CDC Awards Hoosier State Nearly $300K For Zika Efforts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing the fight against the Zika virus, which can cause serious birth defects, including microcephaly.

December 28, 2016

 

An in-state study earlier this year found that one in five newborns tested positive for opioids.

More Babies Born Drug Dependent In Rural Areas

A new national report finds the number of babies born addicted to drugs has risen sharply, especially in rural areas.

December 27, 2016

 

According to the Indiana Department of Labor, 3.8 people per every hundred were injured or contracted work-related illnesses last year.

State Ties 2013 For Lowest Workplace Injury Rate In 25 Years

The declining rate could be a sign of a stabilizing economy after the recession.

December 27, 2016

 

World Cuba Globe

Indianapolis Man Hopes To Live Final Days in Cuba

Lazaro Blanco Garcia has cancer and probably only months to live.

December 27, 2016

 

Attorney General-elect Curtis Hill (second from left) with a panel of experts on Indiana's drug epidemic.

Incoming AG Hill Wants ‘Strict Enforcement’ Of Drug Users

Incoming Attorney General Curtis Hill says the state shouldn’t abandon what he calls “strict enforcement” when it comes to addressing the drug epidemic.

December 26, 2016

 

Fresh produce at Merciful Help Center pantry in Carmel.

SNAP Education Program Improves Food Security

The new study from Purdue University finds people who receive SNAP education improve food security by 25 percent.

December 23, 2016

 

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Ag Injuries Up 30 Percent-But State Numbers Don’t Tell Whole Story

The state estimates 800 people in ag-sustained injuries on the job in 2015, but farms with less than 10 people aren't included in that number.

December 21, 2016

 

119,000 Indiana residents have enrolled in health insurance through healthcare.gov.

Amid Uncertainty, ACA Exchange Enrollment Spikes In Ind., Nation

More than 119,000 Hoosiers have signed up for insurance on healthcare.gov for coverage beginning Jan. 1, a nearly 9 percent increase over last year.

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