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August 1, 2018

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IU Precision Health Challenge Makes Progress

The precision health challenge seeks to advance treatment and cures for diseases common in Indiana such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

August 1, 2018

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State Law Used To Replace Lead Pipes In Northwest Indiana

A recent state law will allow a northwest Indiana water company to replace all lead pipes owned by its customers — something utilities couldn’t do before. 

August 1, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Housing, Crump Theatre

The city's need for downtown housing options, a collaboration with Bloomington's tech park, integrating Crump Theatre into a convention center and a new training facility for first responders hits a snag.

August 1, 2018

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MCCSC Hosts Community Conversation On Whether To Request Free Metal Detectors

Officials from the Monroe County Community School Corporation received public feedback on a new school safety program that provides Indiana schools with free handheld metal scanners.

August 1, 2018

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City Of Westfield Paying $1M For Colts’ Hotel Rental

Documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star through a records request show Westfield officials committed to paying half of the hotel rental bill last year while publicly saying that no city incentives would be used to help lure the Colts.

August 1, 2018

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Polluting Parts On Cummins Engines Force US Recall Of Half-Million Trucks

Indiana-based engine-maker Cummins is recalling a half-million trucks with faulty pollution controls.

August 1, 2018

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Indiana Senator Denied Racism Exists In 2015 Messages

An Indiana state senator is facing backlash after the resurfacing of a 2015 Facebook discussion in which he said "racism is not real" and lamented the plight of the white male.

August 1, 2018

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State’s Hardest Hit Fund Reopened

Some Hoosiers who’ve fallen behind on mortgage payments can once again get help from the state.

August 1, 2018

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Permits And Seasonal Rain Delay Construction On Maple Leaf

After breaking ground for the 2,000 person venue, construction on the Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center in Brown County is delayed by about a month.

August 1, 2018

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Lawrence Co. Sets Tentative Date For State’s First Mobile Home Tax Sale

Mobile homes with delinquent taxes of just $25 qualify for the sale.

August 1, 2018

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School To Start After Chemical Testing At Franklin Elementary Schools

A company tested the Franklin Community Schools properties for cancer-causing chemicals that some think could be contributing to high child cancer rates in the area.

August 2, 2018

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Residents Worry About Indiana Center For Recovery’s Greencastle Expansion

Greencastle's Board of Zoning Appeals will discuss the proposal next week.

August 2, 2018

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Vigo County Residents Weigh In On Funding Proposal For New County Jail

Vigo County residents had the opportunity to weigh in on the results of the private feasibility study which gives recommendations for the size and structure of a proposed $66 million county jail.

August 2, 2018

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State Working To Improve Test Security

Indiana's Department of Education says the department has made efforts to improve security training for test administrators.

August 2, 2018

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Billboards Send Message Of Love After Synagogue Vandalism

Nazi flags and iron crosses were spray-painted early Saturday on two walls of a brick shed at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel.

August 2, 2018

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Classes Begin At Indiana School 2 months After Shooting

The shooting at Noblesville West Middle School wounded a student and a teacher.

August 2, 2018

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Weather Promoting Spread Of Weed In Soybean Fields

Waterhemp has cropped up in more and more soybean fields in the Midwest because it adapts quickly to herbicides when it breeds.

August 2, 2018

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How To Celebrate The First National Ernie Pyle Day

Hoosiers across the state will celebrate the first ever National Ernie Pyle Day on Friday, the day the Indiana native and famed war correspondent would turn 118.

August 2, 2018

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Bedford Utilities: Hepatitis A Isn’t Contaminating City Water

The city says it's safe to drink water, despite a Hepatitis A outbreak affecting Lawrence County.

August 2, 2018

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Gary Schools Gets Just 1 Bid For Shuttered School Properties

Only one of 33 shuttered schools that the financially struggling Gary school district put up for sale has received an officer, according to the district's emergency manager.

August 2, 2018

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Anderson Nursing Home Cited By State After Heat Exhaustion

A central Indiana nursing home and rehabilitation facility has been cited by the state after a resident suffered apparent heat exhaustion in May.

August 2, 2018

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Confederate Tower In Indy Still In Place 1 Year After Removal Calls

A Confederate monument remains in place at an Indianapolis park a year after some city officials called for its removal.

August 2, 2018

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Holcomb Receives School Safety Ideas From Task Force

Gov. Eric Holcomb has received policy recommendations from a group tasked with helping him propose legislation for the 2019 General Assembly, but he isn't releasing them yet.

August 2, 2018

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Ahead Of SNAP Vote, Rate Of Hoosiers Struggling To Afford Food Unchanged

More than 15 percent of families in Indiana struggle to afford enough food according to a new report. For households with children in Indiana, the rate is even higher at 18.9 percent.  

August 2, 2018

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Rokita Introduces Bill To Raise Penalties For Disturbing Native American Sites

Republican Representative for Indiana Todd Rokita introduced a bill in Congress this week that would increase fines for disturbing Native American historic sites.

August 2, 2018

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Home Construction Drops In Indiana As Supply Costs Increase

New home construction in Indiana dropped last month as home builders grapple with the increasing costs associated with tariffs.  

August 2, 2018

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Monroe County’s Carnegie Library Celebrates 100 Years Since Dedication

The Monroe County History Center celebrates the 100 year anniversary of its dedication as a Carnegie library.

August 2, 2018

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Gen Con’s Sell-Out Crowds Tests Indy’s Capacity

Doors opened Thursday at the Indiana Convention Center for one of the largest conventions of its kind in the United States.

August 3, 2018

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Monarch Butterfly Population Seeing Spike In Numbers This Summer

Hoosiers might be noticing a few more monarch butterflies in their gardens this year. Experts say the endangered insect’s population is slightly higher this summer.

August 3, 2018

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State Fair Starts Today With Circus Theme

This year's fair theme is "Step Right Up" in recognition of three-time daily circus show that's been added under a big-top tent.

August 3, 2018

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2 Groups: US Steel’s Indiana Wastewater Plan May Fall Short

The National Parks Conservation Association and Hoosier Environmental Council say the steelmaker's wastewater treatment plan for its Midwest Plant in Portage lacks detail.

August 3, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Hate Crimes, Trade War

After another act of vandalism at an Indiana church, the governor says it’s time to pass a hate crimes law. China isn’t taking our plastics anymore. That has cities across the country grappling with their recycling. And we visit the engine manufacturer Cummins for a conversation about trade.

August 3, 2018

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Ball State Will Keep Papa John’s Name On Program, Purdue To Strip Name From Center

Two Indiana universities reached different conclusions Friday about whether to retain the name of the Papa John's pizza chain founder on institution programs.

August 3, 2018

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Donnelly, Braun Talk Health Care On Campaign Trail

Congress spent the last year and a half trying – and mostly failing – to do away with the law and replace it with a new system. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says voters notice.

August 3, 2018

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MCCSC Bus Drivers Fully Staffed For Upcoming School Year

The Monroe County Community School Corporation has seen a drastic increase in bus drivers since last school year and now has a fully staffed driver pool.

August 3, 2018

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Indiana Challenged By China’s Ban On U.S. Recycling

China isn’t going to take trash from the U.S. anymore, and it will no longer import contaminated recycling. Hoosiers are searching for ways to prevent potential recyclables from ending up in a landfill.

August 3, 2018

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Salt Caves Could Offer Relief, Relaxation For Allergy & Asthma Victims

Laura Chaiken opened Bloomington Salt Cave just a year ago. Her goal is to help those in need of a relaxing experience, but she also wants it to be a community space.

August 3, 2018

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Circus Historian Hopes To Inspire Hoosiers To Learn About State’s Rich History

Indiana State Fair officials are encouraging visitors to “step right up” and learn more about the state’s rich circus history.

August 3, 2018

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Two Bloomington Kroger Locations Will No Longer Stay Open 24 Hours

The Kroger stores on south State Road 37 and N. Kinser Pike will operate from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. beginning  Nov. 25.

August 3, 2018

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads To Monroe County

There are more than 330 cases of Hepatitis A in Indiana associated with the outbreak.

August 3, 2018

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Timeline, Q&A: History Of Hate Crimes Legislation In Indiana

Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) has worked for several years to pass a clearly defined hate crimes law in the state. He joined us to talk about what the effort will look like in the future. 

August 3, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Hate Crimes, Trade War, Recycling

After another act of vandalism at an Indiana church, the governor says it’s time to pass a hate crimes law. China isn’t taking our plastics anymore. That has cities across the country grappling with their recycling. And we visit the engine manufacturer Cummins for a conversation about trade.

August 3, 2018

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EPA Halts Obama-Era Clean Car Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is making good on plans to halt Obama-era fuel economy standards. It announced a new proposal Thursday that claims to prioritize safety over fuel efficiency. 

August 3, 2018

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New Report Highlights Achievement Gaps In Higher Education

A new report says Indiana is making progress to close achievement gaps in higher education, but also shows that some groups still lag behind.

August 4, 2018

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2018 Gen Con Rolls Out New Sustainability Efforts

Gen Con – the largest table top gaming convention in North America – is expected to have more than 60,000 attendees playing hundreds of games over four days.

August 6, 2018

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Congressional Bill Addresses Precision Agriculture Issues

Farmers increasingly rely on data and precision agriculture to do their everyday work.

August 6, 2018

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School Resource Officers To Be Stationed At Some North Lawrence Community Schools

The addition of resource officers is one of several changes the school district is making to increase security.

August 6, 2018

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Indiana Wind Farm To Help Power Ohio Facebook Data Center

Alternative energy company EDP Renewables North America plans to build 50 new turbines throughout Randolph County in the next year.

August 6, 2018

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State Plans To Begin Enforcing Online Sales Tax Law In October

The law requires retailers who annually sell at least $100,000 in the state or do business with more than 200 Indiana customers to collect and remit the state’s 7 percent sales tax.

August 6, 2018

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State Calls Franklin Chemical Testing ‘Questionable’ At Forum

Rare child cancers in Franklin are getting more attention as a result of chemical testing. But state agencies expressed doubt at the validity of that testing at a community listening session on Friday.

August 6, 2018

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Columbus’ 3-Year-Old Bike-Share Faces Falling Ridership

ColumBIKE has cut its expenses and is weighing other changes in hopes of reversing its falling ridership.

August 6, 2018

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Gary Schools Make Changes Amid Enrollment Push

The changes that will be in place when classes begin Aug. 13 are part of a push to hold onto current students and lure others to return to the struggling school district.

August 6, 2018

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Rep. Brooks Focuses On Biodefense, Public Health

The measure prepares the country for emergencies that include infectious disease, natural disasters, and chemical and biological attacks.

August 6, 2018

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New Indiana Law Could Help Hold Down Prescription Drug Costs

The law that took effect July 1 allows pharmacies and pharmacists to provide patients with information about their cost options for prescriptions.

August 6, 2018

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Evansville School Must Allow Transgender Student To Use Male Bathroom

A federal judge has ordered an Indiana school district to allow a transgender student to use male bathrooms.

August 6, 2018

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Anti-Abortion Groups Pressure Donnelly On Supreme Court Vote

Anti-abortion groups want to put pressure on U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) to vote for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

August 6, 2018

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Hepatitis A Vaccine Required For More Students This Year

This year, all sixth and 12th graders are required to have a Hepatitis A vaccination on the books before coming to school. It’s a new requirement from the state in response to an outbreak of Hepatitis A.

August 6, 2018

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Paoli Fest Brings Food, Art & Music To Former Factory

The inaugural Paoli Fest will also feature music and gardening workshops, and a puppet show.

August 6, 2018

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Tritch Pushes Banks For Debates

Democratic Indiana 3rd District House candidate Courtney Tritch said at the beginning of her campaign she wanted to challenge Representative Jim Banks to six debates before November’s midterm.

August 7, 2018

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Indiana Among 15 States Siding With Nevada In Drugmaker Delay Of Execution

Republican attorneys general from the 15 states filed documents Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court arguing that drug company Alvogen's claims are a part of a "guerrilla war against the death penalty."

August 7, 2018

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Summer Study Committee Explores The Future Of Hemp

A summer study committee is tasked with looking into industrial hemp so the issue can be addressed in the 2019 session.

August 7, 2018

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Woman Rescued After Trapped In Wrecked Car For 40 Hours

A woman escaped major injuries after her car went off the road in Bloomington and left her trapped for nearly two days.

August 7, 2018

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Zoning Board To Hear Request For Greencastle Detox Facility

Bloomington-based Indiana Center For Recovery is seeking a special exemption to convert a former assisted living facility into a short-term “in-patient medical detox facility."

August 7, 2018

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Central Indiana Schools Receive Funds For Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

More than $10 million will go to schools in Marion County to establish substance abuse prevention programs. The grants will support evidence-based prevention as well as social and emotional learning.

August 7, 2018

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US Supreme Court May See Lake Michigan Beach Ownership Case

A years-long dispute over the ownership of Lake Michigan's shoreline may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

August 7, 2018

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Donnelly Touts Drug Enforcement, Treatment Efforts

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) Tuesday touted drug enforcement funding he’s helped secure for Indiana law enforcement agencies. 

August 7, 2018

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Donnelly, Braun Weigh In On Iran Sanctions

Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun criticizes Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly for his support for President Obama’s agreement with Iran.

August 7, 2018

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Two State Agencies Add New Chief Medical Officers

Two Indiana agencies named new chief medical officers, or CMOs, to lead efforts to improve the health of Hoosiers.  

August 7, 2018

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Monroe Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot, Kill Man While Serving Warrant

A 24-year-old man has died after two Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies shot him while serving a warrant outside Bloomington Tuesday morning. Authorities say the man pointed a gun at the deputies.

August 7, 2018

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Indiana University Educating Students, Staff About Hepatitis A Amid Outbreak

Indiana University's spokesperson says there are no cases of Hepatitis A on the Bloomington campus.

August 7, 2018

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Hard Truth Hills Cuts Ribbon On New Brown Co. Destination

The founders of Big Woods Brewing, Quaff ON! and Hard Truth Distilling are celebrating their newest destination – a one-stop shop just miles from where it all started in Nashville.

August 8, 2018

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Trump Superfund Nominee Recuses Self From DowDuPont’s Hazardous Waste Sites

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Superfund program says he’ll recuse himself from sites contaminated by his former employer DowDuPont — eleven of which are in Indiana.

August 8, 2018

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Bloomington’s National Night Out Partners With The Warehouse

The Bloomington Police Department partnered up with The Warehouse the last couple of years to avoid the weather.

August 8, 2018

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Solar Farm Nearly Finished For Central Indiana High School

Most of the panels are installed on the former soccer fields of Eastern High School in Howard County.

August 8, 2018

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Zoning Board Continues Hearing For Greencastle Detox Facility

The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals voted to continue the hearing on the exemption request for a proposed drug detox facility in Greencastle.

August 8, 2018

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Ivy Tech Welcomes Donnelly, Students to Precision Agriculture Center of Excellence

It will be one of just five schools in the country—and the first in Indiana—to offer certificates and degrees focusing on precision agricultural.

August 8, 2018

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Indiana Reports 1st Human West Nile Virus Case Of 2018

Health officials say they expect to continue to see increased West Nile activity throughout the state.

August 8, 2018

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Monroe County Convention Center Expansion Delayed By City, County Dispute

The city and county disagree on the roles they should play as the project moves forward.

August 8, 2018

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Ball State Sees Large Response After Papa John’s Decision

More than 500 people have emailed the university about its decision to support Papa John's founder John Schnatter amid controversy over his use of a racial slur.

August 8, 2018

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Monroe Co. Coroner: Man Killed By Sheriff’s Deputies Sustained 4 Gunshot Wounds

Coroner Joani Shields says 24-year-old Daniel Boyer was hit four times: once in his right index finger, twice in his left thigh, and a superficial wound to his lower right back.

August 8, 2018

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Corporation Acquires Indiana Paper Straw Company After ‘Unprecedented’ Growth

Aardvark Straws is located in Fort Wayne and claims to be the sole U.S. producer of paper straws.

August 8, 2018

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Purdue Vet Students Learn Valuable Skills At The Fair

For the fifth year, Purdue veterinarian students have partnered with the Indiana State Fair. On a peak day, there are more than 1,000 animals at the Indiana State Fair. 

August 8, 2018

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Schools Still Determining How To Use Handheld Metal Detectors

Guidance from a state school board organization says districts should only use the metal detectors when there's reasonable suspicion or for an administrative search.

August 8, 2018

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Monroe Co. Sheriff Releases Names Of Two Deputies Who Shot, Killed Man

Six deputies were at a mobile home on W. Tower Road serving an arrest warrant when two of them fired their weapons at 24-year-old Daniel Boyer, who allegedly pointed a handgun at the officers.

August 8, 2018

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Roof Prices Increasing Amid Skilled Labor Shortage, Material Prices

Roofing prices in Bloomington are up an average of 3 to 5 percent compared to last year, according to estimates from a local roofing company. 

August 8, 2018

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I-69 Section 5 Substantial Completion Now Depends On Weather

State officials say they’ll know next week if they can meet their Aug. 31 substantial completion deadline for I-69 Section 5.

August 8, 2018

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Fresh Thyme Debuts Second Bloomington Store Location At College Mall

Fresh Thyme welcomed the public to preview its new east side store location during a sneak peek event Wednesday.

August 8, 2018

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State One Step Closer To Cutting Air Pollution Notices Out Of Newspapers

The state is moving forward with plans to stop posting air pollution notices in newspapers, despite opposition. The notices let people know if someone has applied for a permit to put contamination into the air.

August 9, 2018

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Elections Chief Rips AG’s Effort To Stop Early Voting Plan

Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Wednesday that "reckless action" by her fellow Republican disrupted months of bipartisan planning.

August 9, 2018

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Lone Dog Tag Among Repatriated Remains From North Korea Belonged To A Hoosier

The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in combat in 1950.

August 9, 2018

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Loogootee Native Offers To Match Donations To Library Up To $20,000

The USDA recently awarded Loogootee a $1.1 million loan to build a library three times the current size. The library is trying to raise $200,000 toward construction costs to reduce that loan amount.

August 9, 2018

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Sen. Todd Young: ‘I’m Anxious’ About Trump’s Tariffs Strategy

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says while he supports President Donald Trump standing up to capitalist nations like China on trade, he also wants a more targeted strategy for international tariffs.  

August 9, 2018

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There Are Five Times As Many Clean Energy Jobs In Indiana As In Fossil Fuels

Among Midwest states, Indiana has the second highest percentage of clean energy jobs in its workforce (2.7 percent) and ranks second in wind energy employment.

August 9, 2018

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Judge Denies Indiana AG Hill’s Motion In Early Voting Case

A federal judge has denied Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's motion challenging a consent decree to add early voting sites in Marion County.

August 9, 2018

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Religious Conservatives Caution Holcomb Over Support For Hate Crimes Bill

Religious conservative groups that oppose hate crimes laws in Indiana say Gov. Eric Holcomb’s support for the measure won’t matter.

August 10, 2018

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Handheld Metal Detectors Present Legal Challenges For Indiana Schools

Schools are in the process of adopting policies stipulating how they'll use state-provided metal detectors.

August 10, 2018

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GOP Senate Candidate Mike Braun’s Brand Markets Chinese Parts

Braun frequently criticizes Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business that operates a factory in Mexico. However, Braun's own brand sells products that were manufactured abroad.

August 10, 2018

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Columbus Food Co-Op’s Future In Doubt

Board President Mike Johnston outlined two options for members to consider: trim back plans for their retail store or scrap the plans altogether and cease to exist.

August 10, 2018

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Terre Haute Budget Update Shows City’s Gradual Financial Improvement

The Terre Haute City Council called a special meeting to review the city's budget plan, which shows steady improvement.

August 10, 2018

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Ag Barometer Sees Record Decline In Producer Sentiment

Purdue University’s Ag Economy Barometer, which measures producer sentiment, has seen record declines following establishment of the Trump administration’s tariffs.

August 10, 2018

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Coroner Announces Cause Of Death For Man Shot, Killed By Sheriff’s Deputies

Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields says the man shot and killed by Sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning died as a result of the gunshot wounds, and the preliminary manner of death is homicide. 

August 10, 2018

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Noon Edition: School Safety

This week on Noon Edition we'll look at school safety.

August 10, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ School Safety, Genetically Modified Meat

What administrators are doing to make schools safer. The first genetically modified meat to be sold for human consumption, may be raised right here in Indiana. And we answer one Hoosier’s question about where Salt Creek got its name.

August 10, 2018

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The First GMO Fish For Human Consumption Will Be Produced In Indiana

AquaBounty Technologies has developed a biotech salmon that it plans to grow near no major body of water, in a production facility in the small town of Albany, Indiana.

August 10, 2018

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Some East Chicago Homes Not Getting All Lead Pipes Replaced

East Chicago residents found out at a public meeting Thursday night some lead lines are only getting partially replaced leaving those residents still at risk. 

August 10, 2018

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Holcomb Shrugs Off Political Threat Over Hate Crimes Bill Support

Gov. Eric Holcomb says “the time is right” for Indiana to pass a hate crimes law – and he’s ready to pitch in to help that effort.

August 10, 2018

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Inquire Indiana: How Did Salt Creek Get Its Name?

The news team is answering your questions as part of a new journalism project called Inquire Indiana. Our first question comes from a listener who wanted to know: how did Salt Creek get its name?

August 10, 2018

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New School Safety Recommendations Stress Importance Of Mental Health Services

The 2018 school safety report includes 18 recommendations for the state to consider, divided into three separate categories: mental health, safety equipment and training, and policy or legislative action.

August 10, 2018

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Vigo Co. Schools No Longer Sending Kids With Lice Home From School

The Vigo County School Corporation is changing its head lice procedures as an effort to keep kids in school.

August 10, 2018

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Study: Math Scores Drop For Students In Indiana Private School Voucher Program

Low‐income Indiana students who use a voucher to transfer to a private school as part of the country’s largest private school voucher program, fall behind academically in math, according to a study released this week.

August 10, 2018

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Corporate Taxes Continue Struggle As Indiana Fiscal Year Begins

Indiana started its new fiscal year on a positive note, with tax revenues that slightly outperformed expectations.

August 10, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ School Safety, Genetically Modified Meat

What administrators are doing to make schools safer. The first genetically modified meat to be sold for human consumption, may be raised right here in Indiana. And we answer one Hoosier’s question about where Salt Creek got its name.

August 11, 2018

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Good Crop Yields, Tariffs Mean Lower Incomes For Farmers

Experts say the tariffs’ burden on farmers could be limited if the Trump administration makes a deal with Canada and Mexico soon.

August 11, 2018

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Indiana BMV Directed To Repay Final $3.3M In Fee Overcharges

The BMV was sued twice for charging motorists too much for licenses, vehicle registrations and other services.

August 11, 2018

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Lakeshore Access Remains Issue Despite Indiana Ruling

An Indiana man alleges a homeowner along Lake Michigan tried to remove people from the beach.

August 11, 2018

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State Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss Medical Marijuana

A Republican state lawmaker says medical marijuana legalization is a realistic goal for the 2019 session.

August 12, 2018

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Design Approved For Indiana University International Center

IU Board of Trustees members approved a design for the $17.5 million building during their meeting Friday.

August 13, 2018

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Bike Connector Route Planned To Link 2 Indiana Trails

Organizers believe the connecting route will help draw more long-distance cyclists to the trails.

August 13, 2018

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Report: Indiana Could Take Better Cancer Action

The American Cancer Society’s study finds Indiana could do more to reduce preventable cancer deaths.

August 13, 2018

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Hamilton Southeastern Schools Will Spend $300K This Year To Enroll 4-Year-Olds

Some Indiana elementary schools continue to enroll 4-year-olds in spite of a new law that says the state will no longer fund these students.

August 13, 2018

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Study: One Brand, One Color Of Crayons Tests Positive For Asbestos

A report finds some schools supplies contain toxins that could cause health problems.

August 13, 2018

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National Guard Helping Demolish Abandoned Gary Buildings

Guard officials expect to tear down 14 buildings this month; they’ve already helped city workers demolish 22 structures.

August 13, 2018

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Number Of Hoosiers With Hepatitis A Tops 360 As Outbreak Grows

Several southern Indiana counties are among those experiencing a spike in Hepatitis A cases.

August 13, 2018

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Roncalli High School Threatens Guidance Counselor’s Job Over Same-Sex Marriage

The school says those it employs must convey and be supportive of Catholic Church teachings.

August 13, 2018

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Indiana Attorney General May Have Violated Law In Ad

An ethics statute says state officeholders can use their office title in connection with ads pertaining to official business, but they cannot use their names.

August 13, 2018

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Indiana Law Allows For 12 Certified Midwives

The new direct entry midwife certification is aimed at more home births.

August 13, 2018

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Proposed Safe Haven Baby Box Under Consideration In Columbus

A Columbus North High School senior is raising money to install a Safe Haven baby box at a local fire station by spring 2019.

August 13, 2018

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Boston Scientific Primed For Spencer Expansion

After the expected hires, Boston Scientific will be the largest employer in town.

August 13, 2018

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IDOE: Bullying Data Reflects Improved Reporting Process

Data from schools across the state shows a sharp increase in bullying, but the numbers could be a bit misleading. That’s because the state recently changed how schools are required to collect and report the data.

August 13, 2018

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Climate, Water Resources Subjects Of First Water Summit

The two-day event brought experts together to take a closer look at how Indiana can protect its water resources.

August 14, 2018

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Plan Commission Sends East Side Development To City Council Without Recommendation

Two proposed developments, one on Bloomington's far east side and one on the north side, could add more than 1,400 new bedrooms to city housing stock.

August 14, 2018

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Paoli School Board Approves 3 Year Contract For New Incoming Superintendent

The Board of Trustees for the Paoli Community School Corporation voted to approve the contract for the proposed superintendent, effective Oct. 1.

August 14, 2018

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Deadline For Indiana State Park Deer Hunts Is Aug. 20

The application deadline is drawing near for hunters to participate in deer reduction hunts at 19 state properties in November.

August 14, 2018

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How To Avoid The Worst Traffic On IU Move-In Days

Most of the incoming freshmen at Indiana University Bloomington are expected to arrive on campus Tuesday and Wednesday.

August 14, 2018

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OUCC: State Should Deny Vectren New Gas Plant

A consumer advocate group is urging the state to deny Vectren’s proposal to build a $780 million natural gas plant. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says Vectren needs to explore all its options.

August 14, 2018

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Donnelly Set To Meet With Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will meet Wednesday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Donnelly says he feels prepared for the meeting – even as other Democrats criticize the GOP for a lack of transparency.

August 14, 2018

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Indiana University Welcomes Students Back To Campus

According to Indiana University Bloomington officials, this year’s freshman class is the largest ever and includes students from 44 states and all 92 Indiana counties.

August 14, 2018

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Musician Recounts Combating Racism By Making Friends With KKK Members

Activist and blues musician Daryl Davis shared his personal story with combating racism as an African American man during a community conversation in Bloomington Monday night.

August 14, 2018

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Indianapolis Declares Gun Violence Is Public Health Issue

Gun violence is now recognized as a public health issue in Indianapolis, after the City County Council passed a non-binding resolution Monday. 

August 14, 2018

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I-69 Section 5 Will Not Be Done Aug. 31, Project Delayed Several Weeks

Drainage, lighting, fencing, landscaping and shoulder improvements of I-69 Section 5 from Bloomington to Martinsville will continue through the end of the year. 

August 14, 2018

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Purdue Reaches Deal To Send Papa John’s Money Back

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels confirms the school has reached an agreement to return a gift made by Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter.

August 14, 2018

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State Hosts Opioid Event To Help Public Safety, Public Health Officials Collaborate

Public health and public safety leaders gathered in Carmel to find ways to collaborate to address the opioid epidemic in Hoosier communities.

August 15, 2018

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Survivor Of Duck Boat Sinking Urges Ban On Such Crafts

Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during a news conference in her Indianapolis home, urged people to sign an online petition calling on federal officials to ban the boats.

August 15, 2018

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Evansville Officials Back Project For WWII Troop Ship Move

The former site of the Tropicana Evansville casino boat will become the dock site of the LST 325 troop landing ship.

August 15, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On Convention Center, Housing

I-69 substantial completion date pushed back, the dispute between the city and county over the convention center hotel developer and the city's $6 million investment into affordable housing.

August 15, 2018

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Vigo County Council Approves Local Tax Increase To Fund New County Jail

The Vigo County Council approved a 0.75 percent tax increase.

August 15, 2018

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Recovery Center Puts Brakes On Greencastle Proposal

A week ago, the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals debated for nearly five hours on whether a special permit could be given to greenlight the detox center.

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