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All IN: Medicaid

Nov 7, 2019

The number of children without health insurance in the US grew by 10 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to a new report, and Indiana ranks near the bottom of the list. Today on All IN we talk about why these rates are rising, and what might be done to correct the trend.

Does removing a GPS tracker from your car – even if police put it there – mean you stole it?

Indiana Drug Czar Jim McClelland To Retire

Nov 7, 2019

Jim McClelland, Indiana’s executive director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement, says he’s retiring. 

Indiana Drug Czar Jim McClelland To Retire

Nov 7, 2019

Jim McClelland, Indiana’s executive director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement, says he’s retiring. 

Republican Ridenour Becomes Muncie Mayor-Elect

Nov 6, 2019

Muncie’s City Hall is going red.  Republican Dan Ridenour will soon take over the mayor’s office from current Democratic Mayor Dennis Tyler.  As IPR’s Christine Hatfield reports, Ridenour is prioritizing being open and honest in office.

 

Ridenour defeated Democratic candidate Terry Whitt Bailey in Tuesday’s election.  Ridenour received 61 percent of the vote, while Bailey finished with 37 percent.  Libertarian Steve Smith earned the other two percent of the vote.

The Sierra Club says Indiana should reject Duke Energy’s request to raise the average resident’s rates by $24 a month. Part of that revenue would go toward recovering the costs of the utility's Edwardsport plant.

The environmental group says some regulated utilities like Duke are “self-scheduling” coal plants. That means they’re deciding to run coal plants even when energy from the grid is cheaper. 

Central Indiana Independent Electrical Contractors is launching a new accelerated training program this January to add to their efforts to address an industry-wide shortage of electricians. 

In 2011, Alex Randolph was in Iraq, in the middle of a tour of duty with the Army. What happened one evening would haunt him for years, and change the way his friends back home saw him. Those memories eventually led Randolph to think about killing himself.

As the holiday season begins, employers across the state in retail, manufacturing and shipping are ramping up to hire. But with the unemployment level at record lows, many employers are having a hard time filling seasonal jobs. 

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UPDATE (2:40 P.M.):

A Tippecanoe County woman found Wednesday with a reticulated python around her neck died of asphyxiation when the snake strangled her, according to the results of a preliminary autopsy released Friday.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Kim Riley says the house where Laura Hurst, 36, of Battle Ground was found is owned by Benton County Sheriff Don Munson and was specifically designed to hold snakes. Riley says Hurst was alone when she was discovered, though he declined to identify who found her.

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