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Samantha Horton

Reporter, IPBS News

Recent Posts by Samantha Horton

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June 27, 2019

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Panel: Immigrants Help Balance Indiana's Population Decline; More Worker Visas Needed

Panel: Immigrants Help Balance Indiana's Population Decline; More Worker Visas Needed

Indiana business, faith and law enforcement leaders gathered Wednesday evening in Indianapolis for the "Leading the Way on Immigration: Indiana" forum to discuss immigration in the Hoosier state.

June 25, 2019

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Training Session Discusses Rent-To-Own Housing Contracts

Training Session Discusses Rent-To-Own Housing Contracts

Rent-to-own homes often target buyers who couldn’t otherwise qualify for a mortgage. Sellers hold onto the title of the home and collect payments. If the buyers fall behind, they can be evicted and lose their money.

June 17, 2019

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Purdue University Hires First Extension Hemp Specialist

Purdue University Hires First Extension Hemp Specialist

The university appointed Marguerite Bolt to be Purdue Extension’s hemp specialist, with the task of educating interested parties.

June 14, 2019

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Consumers Could Expect Increased Prices From Additional Tariffs On Chinese Goods

Consumers Could Expect Increased Prices From Additional Tariffs On Chinese Goods

The United States is a major importer of Chinese goods including luggage, clothing, electronics and many everyday products.

June 10, 2019

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Genetically Modified Salmon Eggs Arrive In Indiana

Genetically Modified Salmon Eggs Arrive In Indiana

The genetically modified salmon will be grown in land-based tanks for 16 to 20 months, faster than freshwater raised salmon, before going to market.

June 6, 2019

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Fair Oaks Farms Releases Response Video To Animal Abuse Allegations

Fair Oaks Farms Releases Response Video To Animal Abuse Allegations

Fair Oaks Farms released its own video response Wednesday pledging to improve protections for animals.

May 30, 2019

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GM Announces $24 Million Increased Investment In Fort Wayne Assembly Plant

GM Announces $24 Million Increased Investment In Fort Wayne Assembly Plant

The facility is benefiting from the company’s push to make and sell more trucks, while other locations across North America have been shut down.

May 23, 2019

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Survey: Farmers Worried Trade Conflicts Put Their Operations In 'Jeopardy'

Survey: Farmers Worried Trade Conflicts Put Their Operations In 'Jeopardy'

In a recent survey conducted by the organization of about 450 farmers from around the state, 72 percent said the effects of U.S. trade policies were putting their farm operations at risk.

May 17, 2019

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Cummins Invests $68 Million For Expansion In Indiana

Cummins Invests $68 Million For Expansion In Indiana

Cummins executives made the announcement Thursday at an Indianapolis Motor Speedway event celebrating the Columbus-based company's 100th anniversary with Gov. Eric Holcomb and other officials.

May 16, 2019

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Indiana Chamber Says Chinese Tariffs Could Be 'Devastating' For Hoosier Businesses

Indiana Chamber Says Chinese Tariffs Could Be 'Devastating' For Hoosier Businesses

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says the state exports more than $1 billion in goods to China annually and the damage to Indiana businesses from higher tariffs could be “devastating.”

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