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Coming up on Indiana Newsdesk:

As Hoosiers start casting their ballots in early voting, election security is top of mind. Ahead, what’s being done to protect your vote.

Senate candidates battle it out in the first debate of a contentious race to help set the agenda in Washington.

And Indiana has a lot of caves to explore, but it can be dangerous if you’re not prepared.

Those stories plus the latest news headlines from across the state right now on Indiana Newsdesk!

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October 12, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Election Security, Cave Safety

As Hoosiers start casting their ballots in early voting, election security is top of mind. Senate candidates battle it out in their first debate. And Indiana has a lot of caves to explore, but it can be dangerous.

October 12, 2018

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Hoosier Experts Offer Opportunities To Learn Safe Caving Practices

Southern Indiana is one of the best places to cave, and for the most part experts say it’s an extremely safe sport. But recent cave accidents have led many people to wonder about their own safety.

October 12, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Election Security, Caves

As Hoosiers start casting their ballots in early voting, election security is top of mind. Senate candidates battle it out in their first debate. And Indiana has a lot of caves to explore, but it can be dangerous.

October 12, 2018

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Local Schools On Alert As Vaping Spreads Among Students

The FDA is labeling vaping an “epidemic” among young people.

October 12, 2018

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Inquire Indiana: Which Counties Don't Have Paper Ballots?

Two people had questions about paper ballots in Indiana, so we tracked down the answers as part of our Inquire Indiana project.

October 11, 2018

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IU Gets $300K Grant To Preserve Angel Mounds Artifacts

The Angel Mounds Collection at IU's Bloomington campus comprises 2.8 million objects recovered there from 1939 to 1983.

October 9, 2018

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Climate Change Most Popular Question Topic For Senate Candidates

The Indiana Debate Commission received more questions about climate change for Monday night's Senate debate than any other topic.

October 5, 2018

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New Program Gives Healthcare Workers Easier Access To Human Trafficking Training

More cases of human trafficking are being identified across the country each year, including in Indiana. A new program offers an easier way to train healthcare workers to identify and respond to human trafficking.

October 5, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Human Trafficking, Superintendent Not Running For Re-Election

Human trafficking experts launch new webinar training for physicians and nurses. Indiana’s top education official announced she won’t be seeking a second term. And one Hoosier had a simple question: what to do with old weed killer?

October 5, 2018

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Vigo Co. Commissioners Facing Backlash For Proposed Jail Site

Some council members say the commissioners are seeking approval for that location in a way that cuts the city council out of the process.

October 5, 2018

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Mathers Museum Exhibit Showcases 'Fantasy Coffins' From Ghana

The Ga people of Ghana make coffins in the shape of animals, objects and food to bury their dead in. The exhibit runs through mid-December.

October 5, 2018

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Inquire Indiana: How Do You Properly Dispose Of Pesticide?

As part of our project Inquire Indiana, Bloomington resident Eric Rensberger wanted to know how to properly dispose of his weed killer.

October 1, 2018

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Indiana Schools Chief Will Not Seek A Second Term

Superintendent Jennifer McCormick said Monday that she has ruled out another run in 2020. McCormick is in her first term after ousting her Democratic predecessor Glenda Ritz in 2016.

October 1, 2018

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Barrel-Aged Beer Trend Turns Underground Industry Mainstream

As barrel-aged beer becomes increasingly popular, the need for barrels is creating a large industry of its own.

September 28, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Teachers Running For Office

An unprecedented number of teachers are running for office. Plus, we spend time with a Hoosier farmer in an era of agricultural tariffs. And, the growing popularity of barrel-aged beers is creating new business opportunities.

September 28, 2018

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A Day In The Fields With A Hoosier Farmer During Harvest

Harvest season is underway, a bit earlier than usual. We spent a day in the fields with a farmer in Clay County to see how being put in the cross-hairs of the trade war is affecting farmers.

September 28, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Teachers Running For Office

An unprecedented number of teachers are running for office. Plus, we spend time with a Hoosier farmer in an era of agricultural tariffs. And, the growing popularity of barrel-aged beers is creating new business opportunities.

September 28, 2018

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Hoosier Teachers Running For State Office, Joining National Trend

Teachers across the country are running for office, with campaigns focusing on the key issues that led to massive teacher protests earlier this year: school funding and pay.

September 21, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' I-69 Martinsville, Wind Farms

INDOT wants to close state road 37 in Martinsville for much of 2021. Plus, nothing says fall like persimmons in Indiana. And proposed wind farm projects in central Indiana are facing opposition because of health worries.

September 21, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' I-69 Martinsville, Wind Farms

INDOT wants to close state road 37 in Martinsville for much of 2021. Plus, nothing says fall like persimmons in Indiana. And proposed wind farm projects in central Indiana are facing opposition because of health worries.

September 21, 2018

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County, City Leaders In Stalemate Over Convention Center Hotel

The stalemate is between Monroe County and City of Bloomington leaders over whether Sun Development’s Embassy Suites should receive the bid as the private hotel developer.

September 21, 2018

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Police Drones Dramatically Shorten Wait Times At Crash Sites

Police are using drones to more quickly analyze a crash scene. They say it reduces traffic shutdown time and makes the investigations safer.

September 21, 2018

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Should Hoosiers Near Wind Farms Worry About Their Health?

There’s not a lot of research that definitively links turbines to negative health outcomes. We looked into some of these concerns and what scientists have to say.

September 21, 2018

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Region's Persimmon Pride On Display At Annual Festival

Southern Indiana's soil and climate allows persimmons to thrive.

September 18, 2018

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Downtown Martinsville Businesses Optimistic About Plan To Close Part Of SR-37

The Indiana Department of Transportation wants to close the stretch of SR-37 from SR-39 to Morgan Street for one construction season in order to expedite I-69 construction.

September 14, 2018

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Buffering: Rural Hoosiers Without Internet Hope State Grants Will Help

$100 million in grant funding was dedicated as part of Governor Eric Holcomb's infrastructure plan.

September 14, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Rural Broadband, Lee Hamilton

The economic possibilities of rural broadband and the potential hurdles. How one county is dealing with jail overcrowding. And former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton on why the threat of global extremism is worse today than 17 years ago.

September 14, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Rural Broadband, Lee Hamilton

The economic possibilities of rural broadband and the potential hurdles. How one county is dealing with jail overcrowding. And former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton on why the threat of global extremism is worse today than 17 years ago.

September 14, 2018

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Inquire Indiana: What Is That Thing Behind Lowe's In Bloomington?

Our next question from our ‘Inquire Indiana’ segment comes from a viewer who wants to know more about a public art sculpture.

September 11, 2018

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Lee Hamilton: Global Extremism Threat Has Grown Since 9/11

A report written by a group of experts that included former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton of Indiana says violent extremism has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks and poses a greater global threat today.

September 7, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Civil Forfeiture, Micro Scholarships

Part two of our series on civil forfeiture, the governor says the I-69 project will be finished ahead of schedule thanks to $600 million. Plus a new type of scholarship is inspiring students to think about the expense of college much sooner.

September 7, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Civil Forfeiture, Micro Scholarships

Part two of our series on civil forfeiture, the governor says the I-69 project will be finished ahead of schedule thanks to $600 million. Plus a new type of scholarship is inspiring students to think about the expense of college much sooner.

September 7, 2018

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How Micro-Scholarships Help Highschoolers Plan Early For College Financing

As the cost of higher education increases, a program lets high school students earn small scholarships with things like getting good grades, playing a sport, or visiting a college campus.

September 7, 2018

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Do Indiana's Civil Forfeiture Laws Violate The State Constitution?

Indiana police seized more than $3 million in cash and property during fiscal year 2017. But a Marion County court case challenges what happens to that money.

September 4, 2018

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State Announces $1B Infrastructure Investment, Moves Up I-69 Completion Date

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday the state will invest $1 billion in infrastructure projects, including speeding up construction of I-69 Section 6 by three years.

August 31, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Truck Driver Shortage, Jimmy Carter Home Blitz

Part one of our series on civil forfeitures. Plus, there’s a truck driver shortage. And former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are in Indiana to help build nearly two dozen Habitat for Humanity homes.

August 31, 2018

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Trucking Industry, Drivers Disagree On How To Address Shortage

Currently you can’t drive a semi-truck across state lines unless you’re at least 21. A bill backed by Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.) would lower that to 18.

August 31, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Truck Driver Shortage, Jimmy Carter Home Blitz

Part one of our series on civil forfeitures. Plus, there’s a truck driver shortage. And former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are in Indiana to help build nearly two dozen Habitat for Humanity homes.

August 31, 2018

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Indiana Civil Forfeiture Case

Police seized Timbs' $42,000 Land Rover after he sold an undercover detective a few hundred dollars worth of heroin. Timbs says that violates the Eighth Amendment's Excessive Fines clause.

August 31, 2018

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True Star Of Franklin College Football Team Inspires From The Sidelines

Emry Himes, who has Down syndrome, is the newest member of the coaching staff. He's inspiring players to look beyond simply winning the game.

August 27, 2018

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David Letterman And Jimmy Carter Launch Habitat Project

Former President Jimmy Carter and comedian David Letterman have helped launch a Habitat for Humanity building blitz in northern Indiana.

August 24, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ International Students, Prostate Cancer

International student enrollment is declining. A new program at Purdue University is helping young scientists launch their own experiments. Plus, Indiana scientists are working on innovative ways to diagnose prostate cancer.

August 24, 2018

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New Purdue Program Provides Supplies For Zero Gravity Experimentation

Purdue University has launched a program that aims to help young scientists everywhere run their own experiments in zero gravity.

August 24, 2018

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IU And VA Study Aims To Develop Better Test For Prostate Cancer

Researchers are working to develop a more reliable, less invasive way to detect prostate cancer. And, you might be surprised to find out what they’ve come up with

August 24, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ International Students, Prostate Cancer

International student enrollment is declining. A new program at Purdue University is helping young scientists launch their own experiments. Plus, Indiana scientists are working on innovative ways to diagnose prostate cancer.

August 24, 2018

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Tale Of Two Cities: Bike Share Programs Vary From Place To Place

Bloomington's new bike share is significantly different than Columbus' which started in 2016.

August 24, 2018

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Higher Ed Leaders Want To See International Enrollment Trend Reversed

Universities across the country are experiencing dips in the number of international students studying at their institutions.

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

In a bid to earn coveted International Dark Sky status, Indiana University engineers are putting high tech sensors in the Hoosier National Forest.

August 17, 2018

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Brown County Residents Rally Behind Campaign For New Skate Park

A student-led campaign to bring a new teen recreation park to Nashville, Indiana is nearly halfway to it's fundraising goal.

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 16, 2018

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Friday On ‘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 15, 2018

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Donnelly Meets With Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he’ll continue to review Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record and watch his confirmation hearing before he decides whether to back him.

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