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Secretary of State John Kerry says the the U.S's continued military presence in Afghanistan is crucial for the stability of that country. Kerry spoke in response to President Obama's announcement that the U.S. is keeping about 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Kerry addressed...
Eskenazi Health and the Marion County Health & Hospital Corporation announced an advance in the fight against mental illness today. Officials announced the new Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation. The center is named in honor of Sandra Eskenazi's gift to the...
Within the next few weeks, Indiana may pay off a lingering debt from the Great Recession. Indiana was one of 33 states which had to borrow from the federal government to keep up with unemployment claims when the recession hit in 2008. It's one of four which hasn't paid it back...
There's rare bipartisan backing from Indiana's congressional delegation for President Obama's decision to extend the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan. Republicans and Democrats alike invoke the specter of Iraq as a cautionary lesson of the risk of pulling out American troops...
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz's office believes politics were behind the delay on the approval of ISTEP pass/fail scores, an accusation vehemently denied by the spokesman for the State Board of Education. The board delayed until a special meeting October 28 the consideration...
A yearlong study of options for funding Indiana's roads finds the numbers difficult to pin down. Massachusetts consultant Cambridge Systematics says increasing fuel efficiency is trimming gas tax revenues, the traditional source of road funding, by one-percent a year. Joe Guerre...
Legislators don't expect another round of tightening laws against cyberpredators in the upcoming session. In recent years, legislators have made it illegal to arrange a sexual rendezvous with someone you think is underage, whether they are or not. And they've moved to crack down...
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says Hoosiers should always be prepared for the possibility of earthquakes. IDHS Spokesman John Erickson says Indiana is taking part in the "Great Central U.S. Shakeout" drill Thursday morning at 10:15. Indiana is one of 14 states that...
The state says at least six Indiana income-tax credits aren't accomplishing much. Legislators last year ordered a comprehensive five-year review of all state tax incentives -- 14 tax breaks got a look in Year Two. Pete Holloway with the Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis...