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After decades of waiting, Hoosiers put up for adoption during the state’s closed adoptions era could soon learn more about their birth families. A bill passed two years ago means that starting in July, most adoption records from 1941 to 1993 will be open.

Many adoptees are hoping it will provide clarity to their lifelong questions. Ryan Griffith has a lot as he flips through pages of his baby book.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Fort Wayne Thursday afternoon to discuss the Trump administration’s immigration policies. During his remarks, Sessions strongly defended policies that separate undocumented children from their parents.

When a person loses the ability to make important life decisions, a guardian is sometimes appointed to help. But many who regain some of that ability become stuck in a restrictive system that is no longer needed.

A county judge on Wednesday approved a first-of-its-kind case in Indiana that represents a new option for people in that situation.

Jamie Beck has an intellectual disability, and was placed into a nursing home at age 19 after both her parents passed away. A legal guardian was appointed.

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Jaylen Man is a junior at Indiana University. He’s your average college student, except for one thing: he doesn’t have a driver’s license.

“I do have a learners permit, but that’s only because I needed a form of ID for my twenty-first birthday,” Man says.

Man prefers walking. He says, unlike his friends, he just never took an interest in driving. And he still gets picked on for it.

Nearly three weeks after a student shot his teacher and classmate at a Noblesville middle school, district leaders Tuesday announced new building safety enhancements and increased mental health supports.

Funding is in place for some items, but leaders say they must seek additional finances to cover current and future measures, including state and federal grants or possibly try a property-tax increase referendum on the November ballot.

Purdue University Professor Doug Samuel led the study. (Photo courtesy of Purdue University)
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A patient’s self-evaluation of mental health problems may be more accurate than previously thought according to new research out of Purdue University. 

Ticks and Mosquitoes are Out for the Season

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  It’s summer time, which means it’s peak season for ticks and mosquitoes. This year is shaping up to be a very active season for ticks in particular. There are ways to prevent these nuisances while enjoying the outdoors.

A trial date is set later this month for the 13-year-old boy charged in the shooting of his teacher and a fellow student at Noblesville Middle School.

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Lafayette’s Food Finders Food Bank is partnering with CityBus this summer to deliver fresh produce to ten sites throughout the city. The initiative supplements the food supplies low-income families need during a tough time of year: the summer break from school.

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West Baden’s historic First Baptist Church was once considered one of the most endangered landmarks in the state. But now, it’s on its way to holding its first service in decades.

Every Friday, a small group of volunteers from Bloomington’s Second Baptist Church goes down to West Baden. They’ve been making the trip twice a week for about a year to restore the town’s historic all-black church, one of the only standing structures tied to the city’s African-American heritage.

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