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A Facebook image from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce depicting Best Places To Work awards 2020.

The Best Places list was determined through employer reports and comprehensive, confidential employee surveys. The list is sponsored by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

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About 200 fish that were found dead Sunday in a northwestern Indiana river likely died due to natural causes, state wildlife officials said.

A screenshot of the FAFSA website.

A bill working its way through the Indiana Statehouse may require all high school seniors to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

John Hamilton

The city is redesigning the Fourth Street Parking Garage to the original footprint with plans to expand if necessary, Hamilton says the Schooner Creek Farm lawsuit is meritless, and a preview of Thursday's State of the City Address.

The Bloomington Downtown Transit Center (bus station). September 2019.

Late evening bus service is still curtailed under the updated proposals, but the proposed “Microtransit” system that would make up for the reduced service would be expanded from its original proposed area.

More than 100 advocates, including many high school students, pushed for legislation that would enforce harsher penalties for retailers that sell tobacco products to youth. (Darian Benson/IPB News)

The federal smoking age has increased to 21, but some say that is not enough. More than 100 advocates gathered in support of stricter tobacco laws at the Statehouse Tuesday.

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Legislation to ban handheld cell phone use while driving appears headed to passage after a Senate committee easily approved the measure.

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The national organization Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 that hospitalized him with non-life threatening injuries.

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With first lady Melania Trump largely avoiding the political scene, the campaign sees Mrs. Pence as an asset in one of the areas where they most need help — with suburban woman.

Juan Sells property and Fourth Street garage

The city will present new plans for the garage to the Bloomington Plan Commission on Monday, March 9.

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The audit found Indiana Medicaid failed to record death notifications in 2016 and 2017. This led to an estimated $1.1 million in payments to managed care organizations on behalf of dead Hoosiers.

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Indiana lawmakers are considering legislation that would peg all of the state’s ambulance and transportation costs to in-network rates.

Teachers and public education advocates from around the state gathered at the Indiana Statehouse Monday to demand action from lawmakers.

Teachers once again gathered at the Statehouse, following up on their Red for Ed rally in November. The Indiana Coalition for Public Education demanded action from legislators.

Curtis Hill

A disciplinary hearing officer says Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license should be suspended for 60 days without automatic reinstatement after four women accused him of sexual misconduct.

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Purdue University's tuition freeze will continue for a ninth year, the Indiana school's president told alumni this weekend.

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Indiana lawmakers are trying to ensure low-income families whose children get a paid internship aren’t penalized when it comes to government benefits. 

Judge Bradley Jacobs and Judge Andrew Adams.

Andrew Adams and fellow Clark County judge Brad Jacobs were shot and seriously wounded during a May 1, 2019, fight that followed a night of bar-hopping as they were in Indianapolis for a judicial conference.

A closeup shot of a hand holding a vape pen.

Indiana State University’s trustees will consider a proposal to add electronic cigarettes to the western Indiana school’s ban on tobacco-related products.

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According to Purdue’s figures, which are based on Knoche’s numbers and FPX’s estimates, the mine could produce more than 90 million pounds of nickel each year, turning out nickel for stainless steel and the growing market for battery-powered vehicles.

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The EPA recently ordered Citgo Petroleum Corp. and Oxy USA to begin assessing and cleaning up dangerous waste at the former Cities Service Refinery site in East Chicago.

Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg told a largely African American audience at a luncheon for the Nevada Legislative Black Caucus on Sunday that he worked with black leaders of South Bend, Indiana, to deliver affordable housing and improve the black unemployment rate.

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Assessors in 13 of the state’s largest townships will keep their jobs after a bill to eliminate those positions was effectively killed off.

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Senate Bill 302 would establish a standard procedure for courts to determine if a defendant is indigent.

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BlueIndy will end its collaboration with the city of Indianapolis on May 21.

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Indianapolis is one of the first cities in the United States to pilot 5G wireless services and now the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will become the first motorsports facility with the capability.

Schooner Creek Farm owner Sarah Dye at the farmers' market, Sept. 21, 2019.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court Friday, argues Mayor John Hamilton and Parks Department officials Paula McDevitt and Marcia Veldman violated the free speech rights of Schooner Creek Farm owners Sarah Dye and Douglas Mackey at the Bloomington Community Farmer’s Market.

Tivoli Theatre Screen

Needle exchange program extension is still circulating in the state legislature. A change of a decades old law could close some small Indiana theaters. And how to background check your date.

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A study from Purdue University shows every dollar spent on broadband infrastructure returns four back in economic prosperity.

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The hearing officer in Attorney General Curtis Hill’s disciplinary case says the Republican official’s law license should be suspended for 60 days.

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The state was notified the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finished reviewing its application this week. The next step is a 30-day federal public comment period which is now open.

Joe Hren and Cathy Knapp

About 40 percent of Americans have used online dating, but one of the problems is you are almost always completely unfamiliar with the person. Here are some online tools to look them up.

A stock image of a bobcat.

DNR Biologist Geriann Albers says southern Indiana is home to quite a lot of bobcats, and seeing them out and about isn’t unusual.

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Accommodations for pregnant employees are unlikely to be restored. A one-year extension for Indiana’s syringe exchange programs is possible. And a bill to eliminate the state’s remaining township assessors is dead.

Senate Committee Chair Jim Buck (R-Kokomo).

The General Assembly – as part of broad reform – eliminated nearly a thousand township assessors in 2008. But it let voters in the largest townships decide whether to keep theirs and 13 assessors across the state remain.

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