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The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for tighter regulation of e-cigarettes. In the journal Pediatrics, the AAP calls for a couple of steps Indiana has already taken, making e-cigarettes off limits to minors and requiring that e-liquid cartridges be tamper-proof. Many...
The upcoming legislative session will have a wealth of options for addressing a shortage of teachers. A legislative study committee has endorsed proposals to forgive student loans for teachers in shortage areas, set aside more state money to raise the pay of teachers in their...
A $150,000 grant for Indy's near-northwest side seeks to target crime by boosting law-abiding citizens: The federal grant is earmarked for community-building programs. Public safety director David Wantz says strengthening the neighborhood leaves criminals with fewer places to...
Indiana Michigan Power has broken ground on its first solar power facility in Michiana. The facility is located near the Twin Branch Dam in Mishawaka. Spokesman Tracy Warner says it's part of the utility's plan to spend upwards of $45 million on four solar facilities by the end...
Board Vice Chair Sarah O'Brien (center) says the online ISTEP was more difficult than the paper version (wibc.com file photo) The State Board of Education says there were differences between the online version of ISTEP and the paper version taken by some students last school...
While Democrats have criticized Governor Pence's road funding plan for not including money for local streets, Republicans are uneasy about the use of a funding source the state has largely steered clear of in recent years: a bond issue. Pence has proposed floating bonds for a...
The Marion County Prosecutors officer has announced they have arrested and charged as part of the Grundy organization which they refer to as a violent drug trafficking ring. A release from the department states that the organization primarily deals in the sale of marijuana but...
U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-5th) (WIBC.com file photo) The Indiana congresswoman on the House Select Committee on Benghazi contends there's a mismatch between Hillary Clinton's words and her actions as secretary of state. Fifth District Republican Susan Brooks quizzed Clinton...
A judge will decide next year whether a Department of Child Services caseworker's lawsuit over heavy caseloads should be thrown out. State law caps the number of cases per worker at 17. DCS acknowledges caseworkers are above that ratio in all but one of the agency's 19 regions...