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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...
Ivy Tech is making plans for a statewide precision agriculture center at its Terre Haute campus. Ivy Tech is already offering agriculture technician courses, training students to become IT specialists for a new age of GPS-enabled farm equipment which lets farmers target the best...
Telecommunications companies are beginning a six-year push to make broadband connections more widely available in Indiana. Four percent of Indiana homes and businesses, mostly in rural areas in the southeast part of the state, still don't have broadband. Three telecom providers...
Ball State University Economist Dr. Mike Hicks says he doesn't think the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates Thursday. The so-called discount rate is the rate that the Federal Reserve sets on lending between banks - which affects everyone else's rates. Hicks says the...
(image courtesy of Indianapolis Monumental Marathon/Facebook) Indianapolis will soon have one major marathon on the calendar rather than two. The Monumental Marathon announced that it is acquiring the rights to the smaller Indianapolis Marathon, which takes place every year at...
Hundreds of law enforcement officers, loved ones and friends from across Indiana are remembering those who've died in the line of duty. They're gathering for the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the west side of the Statehouse Wednesday...
This is National Indoor Plant Week. Indianapolis-based Engledow Group is getting in on the action by giving away free plants on Monument Circle Wednesday and giving advice on how to take care of indoor plants. Spokesman Eric Engledow says indoor plants help clean the air and...
An Indiana consumer group is reviewing Citizens Energy Group's request for a significant rate hike. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is preparing for its response to Citizen's petition that would raise the average residential bill by $6 per month beginning in...