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May 26, 2018


Floyd County To Pay For Removal Of Toxic Coal Ash

A southern Indiana county that set aside 15,000 tons of coal ash for road projects must pay $50,000 to clean up ash contaminated with heavy metals and chemicals.

May 25, 2018


Mandatory Suicide Prevention Training For Teachers Soon To Take Effect

Indiana teachers grades 5 and up must go through suicide prevention training at least once every three years, beginning July 1.

May 24, 2018


State’s Largest Beer Distributor Ending Wine Business, Laying Off 100 Workers

Monarch Beverage leaders say it’s because the state won’t allow the company to sell hard liquor.

May 24, 2018


Noon Edition: Indiana’s Strained Child Welfare System

This week on Noon Edition: There are more than 29,000 kids in Indiana's child welfare system. How is the state helping these vulnerable kids?

May 24, 2018


Superintendent Wants State Dollars To Help With Gun Training, Purchases

Jay County is the second school district in Indiana to allow some employees access to guns at school.

May 23, 2018


State’s Rural Affairs Office Primed For Policy Shift, New Grants

Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced a new strategic plan Wednesday that includes a greater emphasis on collaboration and partnerships between communities.

May 23, 2018


Indiana Law Prof. Urges US Senate To Consider Elderly In Opioid Crisis

Law professor Nicolas Terry says as states try to crack down on opioid prescriptions, the elderly may turn to illegal drugs for pain management.

May 23, 2018


National Right To Try Law Passes, Bears Name Of Hoosier Boy

President Donald Trump says he will sign legislation that gives patients access to medicine that isn’t on the market yet. The Right To Try law bears the name of an Indiana boy.

May 23, 2018


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Ask The Mayor: Goodnight Takes Questions From Kokomo H. S. Students

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight answers questions from Kokomo High School students during this week's special edition of "Ask The Mayor."

May 23, 2018


Primary Victories Bolster Republicans’ Defense Of Gas Tax Hike

4th Congressional district Republican nominee Rep. Jim Baird and Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun - a former state lawmaker - were attacked for their votes to raise the state’s gas tax 10 cents.

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