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There are new allegations from the women suing Attorney General Curtis Hill and the state over accusations Hill groped them last year.

Loretta Rush Reappointed As Indiana Chief Justice

Aug 21, 2019

Loretta Rush will continue to serve as Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court for another five years.

The first large-scale study of early onset Alzheimer’s disease is led out of Indiana.  A new grant will enable the study to add on genetic research.

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The Tippecanoe County Commissioners passed an ordinance Monday fining residents who discard non-recyclable items at the county’s recycling drop-off sites.

Offenders are docked $250 for the first violation, $1,000 for a second violation within one year, and up to $2,500 for a third violation in 12 months.

“We’ve had electronics, water heaters, construction debris, scooters, bicycles, you name it—things have been left there that are just truly not recyclable,” Commissioner Tom Murtaugh says.

Indiana’s health department is investigating 11 cases of a severe respiratory illness to see if they’re linked to e-cigarettes. Similar cases were also discovered in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Indiana National Dunes Beaches Closed After Fish Kill

Aug 16, 2019

Beaches, including ones in the state’s first national park, are closed this weekend after a large fish kill. Authorities say the kill is likely the result of a chemical spill.

Indiana faith leaders called on Gov. Eric Holcomb Tuesday to “disarm hate.”

Indiana Cemeteries Grapple With Funding Challenges

Aug 13, 2019
Barbara Brosher / WFIU/WTIU News

 

When people buy a plot at a cemetery, they assume their final resting place will be taken care of forever.

But cemeteries across the state are struggling financially, because the one-time fees people pay for burials don’t cover the costs of never-ending maintenance.

That’s forcing cemeteries to change their business models, and even sparking a change in law.

State Rep. Karlee Macer Not Running For Governor

Aug 13, 2019

Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) won’t run for governor, she announced Tuesday.

Agriculture accounts for about 9 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. A recent United Nations climate report says to reduce those emissions, people need to eat less meat. 

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