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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...
Municipal elections are 20 days away in Marion County. Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge says early voting numbers thus far are dismal. Eldridge says early voting during the first week of this election was down by more than 50% compared to the first week of the General Election...
The State Board of Education has put off setting the cut scores for passing ISTEP after last-minute concerns about the test's validity. Students who do ISTEP on paper receive a slightly different test from those who do it on computer. Indiana Department of Education director of...
Former Democratic Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton is weighing in on Tuesday's Democratic debate. Hamilton, now Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, says Hillary Clinton appeared most presidential. Hamilton says he doesn't think the fact that Clinton is a...
Legislators are struggling to control rising property taxes on farmland. Farmland is taxed not on what it would be worth to someone else, but its productivity value as farmland. Purdue property tax specialist Larry DeBoer says those assessments are four years out of date -- the...
A new bipartisan advocacy group says low income Hoosiers deserve to be paid more. Lift Retail Jobs plans to unveil its initiative Thursday. They say it aims to create better retail jobs in Indianapolis. Organizer Kevin Salsman says Indy is currently the ninth poorest...
Demolition crews have begun tearing down the old Outlaws Motorcycle Club compound on Indy's near eastside. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says crews are razing all three properties: 305 North Jefferson Avenue, 2204 East New York Street and 2210 East New York Street. This follows the...
Cummins is celebrating the opening of its $70 million Seymour Technical Center. Officials cut the ribbon on the new center in Jackson County today. Gary Johansen is executive director of Worldwide Engineering for the High-Horsepower Engine Business. He says Cummins is...