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Governor Holcomb was sworn in this week and within a few days submitted his budget proposal to the legislature. What are his priorities and will the state maintain its current reserve fund?

Lawmakers will consider bills again this session dealing with the legalization of marijuana. Coming up, why the American Legion of Indiana might join the push this year for legalization.

Plus we continue our series on downtowns. We travel to South Bend – the community has struggled since the 60s when industries started closing up shop. But for the first time… in a long time… it’s experiencing a population increase.

Those stories plus the latest headlines from across the state right now on Indiana Newsdesk.

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January 14, 2017

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Watch: Womens’ Groups Organize To Protest Proposed Abortion Bills

Organizations like Indy Feminists and the new Indiana Reproductive Justice Coalition plan to protest proposed bills that restrict abortion.

January 14, 2017

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South Bend's downtown area is being revitalized through redevelopment.

Downtown South Bend Works Towards Significant Rebuild

The population of South Bend is increasing, partly because young professionals are moving in. The city is embracing what some are calling its renaissance.

January 13, 2017

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Governor Holcomb's legislative priorities, why the American Legion of Indiana might join the push for legalization of marijuana and we travel to South Bend.

January 13, 2017

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Ind. Veteran Pushing For Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

The American Legion of Indiana could consider backing the proposal this weekend.

January 13, 2017

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Eric Holcomb (left) and other statewide officials were sworn into office Monday.

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Governor Holcomb's legislative priorities, why the American Legion of Indiana might join the push for legalization of marijuana and we travel to South Bend.

January 7, 2017

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Kokomo’s Historic Train Depot Re-Opens For Business

City officials hope the area becomes a tourist attraction for downtown Kokomo.

January 7, 2017

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Up to four people can ride on a toboggan at the Pokagon State Park toboggan run.

Pokagon State Park’s Toboggan Run Breaks Attendance Records

A 90-foot vertical drop shoots each toboggan down a quarter mile ice track at the park in northeastern Indiana.

January 6, 2017

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Up to four people can ride on a toboggan at the Pokagon State Park toboggan run.

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A preview of the 2017 legislative session, the state of downtown Loogootee, the lifestyle of farmers and a toboggan ride that is having a record breaking year.

January 6, 2017

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Jeff Bailey is a part-time farmer in Bloomington. He's one of few Indiana farmers younger than the average age of 58.

Young People Joining Agriculture Industry Face Tough Conditions

Young farmers are necessary to sustain the agricultural economy in the state, but they face a difficult farming environment.

January 6, 2017

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Two Years After Fire, Future Of Loogootee’s Downtown Uncertain

More than two years after a fire destroyed several businesses downtown, it's unclear what could happen to the empty lots downtown.

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