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On this episode of Indiana Newsdesk…Open enrollment is beginning for the federal health exchange and officials are hoping for a smoother enrollment period than last year. We’ll explain why there are hundreds of more health insurance options in Indiana this year and what that means for consumers.

The average single mother in Indiana spends 27 percent of her paycheck on childcare. How parents are getting by and what assistance is available to help them make ends meet.

These stories plus the latest news headlines from across the state.

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November 20, 2014

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November 13, 2014

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November 7, 2014

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