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Coming up on Indiana Newsdesk:

Getting kids to show up to school can be tough, and districts say it’s often a sign of deeper problems. Ahead, we take you to a school that’s using a truancy court – not to punish kids – but to learn how they can help families get their kids to school.

Could part of a Southern Indiana forest be eligible for dark skies designation? Ahead a visit to the forest to see how researchers are working to measure light pollution.

And in our History Through Headlines segment, Kokomo celebrates the first woman to join the U.S. Marine Corps.

These stories plus the latest news headlines from across the state, right now on Indiana Newsdesk.

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August 17, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Truancy Court, Light Pollution

We take you to a school that’s using a truancy court to learn how they can help families get their kids to school. A visit to the forest to see how researchers are working to measure light pollution.

August 17, 2018

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Engineers Seek ‘Dark Sky’ Designation For Hoosier National Forest

There are only a handful of locations east of the Mississippi that qualify for Dark Sky Designation. Sections of the Hoosier National Forest might just qualify as one of those places.

August 17, 2018

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More Indiana Schools Adopting Truancy Courts To Connect Families With Resources

An increasing number of Indiana school districts are turning to truancy courts to address issues with chronic absences. But, the focus isn’t on punishing students.

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 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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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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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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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 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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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.

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