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February 17, 2017

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Gov. Eric Holcomb listens to residents and community leaders address some of their concerns with the lead contamination in East Chicago, Indiana.

Holcomb On East Chicago Lead Problems: ‘We Have To Get This Right’

Gov. Eric Holcomb visited East Chicago, Indiana, a week after declaring an emergency in the city due to lead and arsenic contamination.

February 17, 2017

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Monroe County Commissioners, from left: Patrick Stoffers, Julie Thomas and Amanda Barge.

Monroe County Votes Down Adding E-Cigs To Smoking Ban

Public testimony at the County Commissioner's meeting was split on the issue.

February 17, 2017

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department has been working on a proposal for a syringe exchange program for more than a year.

Locals Could Soon Approve Needle Exchanges, But Still Lack Funding

Syringe exchange programs still face significant opposition from some officials, and funding the programs remains the largest barrier.

February 16, 2017

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Residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex, now largely abandoned, have until March 31 to find new housing.

Gov. Holcomb To Visit East Chicago Amid Relocation Concerns

Residents have until March 31 to move out of a contaminated housing complex. After that date, the city says remaining residents will be involuntarily relocated.

February 15, 2017

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House Committee Amends Abortion Bill To ‘Balance Out’ Language

A committee changed the bill to, as one lawmaker put it, “balance out” language concerning medication-induced abortion reversals.

February 15, 2017

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IU Cleaning Air Conditioning Units After Three Students Get Sick

Three students got sick as a result of mold in some of McNutt's air conditioning units.

February 15, 2017

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Pick For Medicare Post Faces Questions On Indiana Contracts

Ethics experts say Seema Verma's business arrangements conflicted with her public duties.

February 14, 2017

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Cigna Rejects Takeover From Indy-Based Anthem, Sues For Damages

A federal judge last week rejected the proposed merger between the health insurance companies.

February 11, 2017

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The city says it believes the lead came from sandblasting paint off of the water tank.

Soil Samples Reveal Elevated Lead Levels At Former Dyer Tank Site

The city says testing revealed levels of lead in the soil ranging from 50.7 to 1530 milligrams per kilogram.

February 10, 2017

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Paula and Jim Meisberger with 4-year old Estelle, 2-year old Raiden, 6-year old Zoey (in front).  Also pictured is Paula's oldest daughter Angel and her son.

Opioid Addiction And The Rise In Child Neglect Cases

Childhood neglect cases are increasing in Indiana and many state agencies point to the rise in opioid addiction.

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