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A parking garage in downtown Bloomington is at the center of a debate about the role cars will play in the future of a changing city. A historic Indiana town is up for sale. And Vice President Mike Pence visits an Indiana farm to talk trade.

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In partnership with Indiana Landmarks, the CANDLES Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute plans to transform a historic downtown building into their new home.

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As part of our City Limits project, we look to answer another question from one of our viewers who wants to know how the city is planning for the future of cars in downtown Bloomington.

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Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to Indiana Thursday afternoon to chat with farmers affected by the Trump administration’s policies – trade was the key topic.

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While the property is for sale, the businesses that operate there will remain open under the current ownership.

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Drone Legislation, Recovery Center's Founder Returns

Lawmakers want to give police more flexibility when using drones. Krabbe disease screenings are now state law. And the founder of an addiction recovery center is back working with her daughter to help those in recovery.

March 29, 2019

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After Ten Months In Jail, Lisa Livingston Reacts To Sentence Reversal, Unexpected Recovery

In October 2017 Lisa Livingston opened the BreakAway recovery home. Yet, when she was sentenced to 30 years in prison, it was unclear whether or not the home in New Albany would survive.

March 29, 2019

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Bloomington Company Uses Virtual Reality To Provide Sexual Harassment, Other Training

The technology transports people into real-world situations where the scenarios change based on their responses.

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Eskenazi Health To Expand Neonatal Intensive Care Cuddle Babies Program With $10k Grant

Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis is expanding their “Cuddle Buddies” program thanks to a $10,000 grant from Huggies.

March 29, 2019

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Should Police Be Able To Fly Drones Without A Search Warrant More Often?

A proposal at the statehouse would make it easier for police to fly a drone without obtaining a search warrant in some situations.

March 25, 2019

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Governor Signs First Bill, Adds Krabbe Disease To Newborn Screenings

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the first legislation of the session. The bill adds Krabbe and two other diseases to Indiana’s list of medical screenings for newborns.

March 22, 2019

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Venezuela Prisoner, Teacher Pay

A Bloomington mother is pushing lawmakers to help get her son out of a Venezuelan prison. Attorney General Curtis Hill isn’t free of accusations he groped four women last March. And years of inadequate funding have increased pressure on teachers and public schools.

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A new trail south of Bloomington is expected to be complete by the end of the year, and the Limestone Greenway is one piece of a much bigger plan.

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"You Are There 1939: Exploring Angel Mounds" transports visitors to the Hoosier state's biggest archaeological site

March 15, 2019

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A look back at the life and legacy of former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh. Payday loans – some call them necessary, others predatory. And the latest on the battle over school funding.

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FFA membership in urban and suburban schools has grown 127 percent in Indiana over the past three years. Their peers in rural areas have grown too, but only by 21 percent.

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A controversial proposal at the statehouse would expand payday lending options and introduce additional high-interest loan products.

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Former Congressman Lee Hamilton maintained a close friendship with former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh that spanned nearly seven decades. Bayh died Thursday at age 91.

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The statehouse bloomed red as educators and advocates protested the legislature’s lack of action on better pay and benefits.

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The sky-high cost has some Hoosiers rationing Insulin. Coming up, a new generic from Eli Lilly could provide some relief. Some kids end up in Indiana’s juvenile detention centers when they shouldn’t. Its fate is in the hands of the state legislature.

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A federal grant supports the project through August, so the Public Defender Council is asking legislators for money to continue the program.

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When adults show up to court, they’re guaranteed the right to an attorney. But that doesn’t happen for children who make their way through the state’s welfare system. An elementary school in East Chicago that closed because of lead contamination is reborn as a church.

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Church Moves Into School Closed Due To East Chicago Lead, Arsenic Contamination

Two years after government agencies started a large-scale cleanup in East Chicago that’s not yet finished, residents question the use of an elementary school building in the Superfund site.

February 27, 2019

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Holcomb Steadfast On Hate Crimes Bill With Victim Characteristics List

Gov. Eric Holcomb is staying steadfast in his push for a hate crimes bill that includes a list of victim characteristics. And Holcomb is urging Hoosiers to call their lawmakers to help make that happen.

February 26, 2019

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DePauw Cuts 73 Jobs, Offers Faculty Retirement Incentives

Board of Trustees Chairwoman Kathy Patterson Vrabeck and President D. Mark McCoy sent a letter to the university community Tuesday saying they're making the cuts because DePauw cannot sustain the number of employees that it has.

February 25, 2019

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Services Navigator Pilot Could Help Families In CHINS Cases

Indiana has more children taken from their homes as the result of suspected child abuse or neglect than the national average.

February 22, 2019

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Community Library Offers All Kinds Of "Things"

Pendleton Community Library just created a "library of things."

February 22, 2019

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Civil Forfeiture, Trucker Protest

An Indiana resident wins his Supreme Court battle challenging what critics call “policing for profit.” What’s next for the watered down hate crimes bill. And truckers took to the road in hopes of putting the brakes on strict government regulations.

February 22, 2019

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Lawmakers To Local Governments: Don't Bee A Buzzkill

A bill moving through the Statehouse would prevent local governments from banning beekeeping in their area.

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