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Advocates Push For Youth Tobacco Laws At Statehouse

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The federal smoking age has increased to 21, but some say that is not enough.

More than 100 advocates gathered in support of stricter tobacco laws at the Statehouse Tuesday.

The hearing officer in Attorney General Curtis Hill’s disciplinary case says the Republican official’s law license should be suspended for 60 days.

Seth Tackett / WTIU/WFIU News

 

Indiana House leaders’ announcement Thursday that they’ll try to extend syringe exchange programs by at least one year is welcome news to health officials like Michelle Matern.

Matern has spent the last three and a half years as Scott County’s health administrator working to prevent another HIV outbreak like the one 5 years ago.

The following schools are on a two-hour delay Friday, February 14:

Benton Community School Corporation

Crawfordsville School Corporation

North Montgomery School Corporation

North White School Corporation

Rossville Consolidated Schools

Southeast Fountain School Corporation

South Montgomery School Corporation

Tri-County School Corporation

The following schools are on a two-hour delay on Thursday, Feb. 13:

Crawfordsville School Corporation

Delphi Community School Corporation

Frontier School Corporation

Lafayette School Corporation

North Montgomery School Corporation

North White School Corporation

Southeast Fountain School Corporation

Tippecanoe School Corporation

West Lafayette School Corporation

The following schools are CLOSED:

Benton Community School Corporation

Carroll Consolidated Schools

Work Program For Women Inmates Looks To Add Housing

Feb 12, 2020

A work release program in southern Indiana is hoping to find housing to help women after they’re released from prison. They want to mimic success they’ve had with a men’s recovery program.

The following schools are now CLOSED due to icy road conditions on Thursday, Feb. 6:

Benton Community School Corporation

Frontier School Corporation

Rossville Community Schools

Lafayette School Corporation

Montessori School of Greater Lafayette

North Montgomery School Corporation

North White School Corporation

Southeast Fountain School Corporation

South Montgomery School Corporation

Tippecanoe School Corporation

Tri-County School Corporation

West Lafayette School Corporation

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes announced Tuesday he’s leaving his post at the end of February, about two months after the start of his third term.

McBarnes is moving to Wyoming to become the executive director of The WYldlife Fund, a role in which he’ll fundraise for habitat preservation and wildlife research across the state. He says as an outdoor enthusiast, the job was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

More districts are hiring law enforcement to increase security in schools and can use state funding to do so, but lawmakers are debating what sort of training officers need before working around students. 

A bill that will help smaller utilities address lead in drinking water passed out of a state Senate committee on Thursday. It would allow those utilities to replace lead pipes owned by their customers. 

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