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Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted jobless rate continues to fall. Unemployment in August dropped slightly by one-tenth of one percent. It now stands at 4.6%. Department of Workforce Development Spokesman Joe Frank says that's what they consider "full employment" in the state. Frank...
Duke Energy has reached a settlement with big industrial customers of a proposed rate hike to cover costs at the Edwardsport coal gasification plant. The deal would increase the typical residential bill by $1.96 a month -- a little more than half what Duke had sought for repairs...
Police in Anderson are looking for an AR-15 rifle and ammunition stolen from an uncover police vehicle. Police executed a search warrant at a house Wednesday. Two people were found and arrested during the search. Police also found marijuana in various places around the house, 40...
What one Indianapolis doctor calls "the biggest thing ever to hit health care" will take effect in two weeks -- and patients won't even notice. The government is nearly quintupling the number of ID codes used for submitting medical procedures to insurance, from 14,000 to nearly...
Citizens Energy's request for a rate hike to repair century-old water lines in Indianapolis could be the first of many around the state. Utility Consumer Counselor Dave Stippler, the state's official consumer advocate in rate proceedings, says the Environmental Protection Agency...
Two Indiana economists are weighing in on the Federal Reserve's decision today. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced they're holding interest rates steady at nearly 0%. This comes despite heavy speculation the Fed would raise rates. UIndy's Dr. Matt Will says he's...
A newly-formed organization is pushing for an update to Indiana's Civil Rights Code. Tech for Equality Founder and former Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle says the group wants the state's civil rights code to include anti-discrimination protections that include sexual orientation...
A top Indiana child advocate says the state doesn't have a strong enough network of services to help victims of sex and labor trafficking. Indiana Youth Services Association CEO Robin Donaldson headlined a forum hosted by the Indiana Youth Institute in Greenwood today. Donaldson...
Monon Trail Elementary School (image courtesy of Westfield Washington Schools) A former Westfield elementary school principal's challenge to his firing has gone to the Indiana Supreme Court. Jeffrey Hewitt lost his job over an admitted sexual relationship with a teacher. His...