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Poverty continues to be among the biggest challenges faced by children in Indiana. In fact, according to the latest Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count 2015 data book, child poverty increased 4 percent from 2008 to 2013. Overall, Indiana ranked 32nd in the country for overall...
Governor Pence is ordering the Indiana Gaming Commission not to stand in the way of senior citizens' euchre tournaments. Gaming Commission executive director Sara Tait says the commission has no interest in shutting down euchre games with small prizes, any more than it would go...
Congress may move to end a ban on guns at military recruiting stations, in the wake of last week's shootings in Tennessee. Even before the Chattanooga shootings, the House had included a repeal of the ban in a defense spending bill. Second District Republican Jackie Walorski,...
U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb (R) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Three of the four announced candidates for Dan Coats' Senate seat are sketching their vision for U.S. farm policy. Republicans Marlin Stutzman and Eric Holcomb and Democrat Baron Hill all criticized EPA water...
Indiana has gotten more than its fair share of rainfall so far this year. Indianapolis-based National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Damer says rainfall in Central Indiana is more than 12 inches above normal for this time of year. He says the region has seen 19.97 inches of...
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has officially joined the race for the 9th District congressional seat. “As Attorney General of Indiana, I have battled the overreach of the federal government, defending our state’s right to make its own decisions without interference from...
A blue-ribbon commission will examine ways Indiana can produce and keep more talented teachers. State school superintendent Glenda Ritz says Indiana had 14-percent fewer rookie teachers than it needed last year, and says the gap is widening. Legislators this year passed a...
Indiana has joined a handful of other states to take measure that ensure National Guard members can be armed while they are at National Guard facilities, that includes recruiting offices. The announcement came from Governor Pence on Saturday: "In the wake of the attacks that...
The last holdover from former Governor Mitch Daniels' original Cabinet is retiring. Tom Easterly has been Indiana's environmental management commissioner since Daniels took office in 2005. He'll be the longest-serving commissioner in IDEM history when he steps down at the end of...