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Sen. Dan Coats (R-Indiana) (WIBC.com file photo) Indiana Senator Dan Coats says it'll take more than airstrikes to crush the Muslim militant group ISIS. But he's not endorsing a return of American ground troops to Iraq -- at least not yet. House Speaker John Boehner raised the...
Amtrak's CEO says he's skeptical of the private company set to take over management of the Indy-to-Chicago Hoosier State train in February. Joe Boardman climbed on the Hoosier State in Indianapolis for a whistle-stop tour of its five Indiana stops, on the day Illinois-based...
The first piece of a tax simplification push in next year's legislature may center on local income taxes. Indiana offers counties nearly 20 different versions of a local income tax. Most of those taxes can only be used for specific purposes, such as economic development or jail...
(WIBC.com photo: The White House) President Obama visits a Gibson County steel mill Friday, in his first Indiana visit in three years. Obama will visit Millennium Steel in Princeton as part of Manufacturing Day, a nationwide showcase created by industry leaders a few years ago...
Legislators are likely to renew a debate in January over whether to require a prescription for cold medicines like Sudafed. Indiana already sets daily, monthly and yearly limits on how much medicine you can buy containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine. But...
A legislative study finds Indiana's property-tax circuit breakers are saving taxpayers $600 million this year -- and costing government that much. The six-year-old tax caps limit your tax bill to 1% of a home's value, 2% for farmland or 3% for business. Bill Sheldrake with...
Indiana hospitals say they're making headway in a two-decade campaign to reduce the number of medical errors, despite a state report showing an uptick. Last week's annual state summary of medical mistakes counted 111 incidents last year, from bed sores to surgery on the wrong...
Law-enforcement officials may ask legislators to authorize over-the-counter sales of a drug that reverses heroin overdoses. Indy Metro Police and paramedics now carry Narcan, a nasal spray which can counteract a heroin overdose. It's also sold in injectable form under the trade...
Indianapolis-area residents are greeting the proposed creation of a second area code for the region with a collective yawn. No phone customers attended the first in a series of five public hearings where utility regulators are seeking reaction to plans to assign a new area code...