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The eighth graders who dashed around the classroom sounded like parrots in a pet store. The students asked each other the same question over and over.

Medical Marijuana Considered By Committee

Oct 18, 2018
The chambers of the Indiana House were full for testimony on medical cannabis. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

For the first time, Hoosier lawmakers considered medical marijuana in a study committee. The committee heard several hours of testimony at the Statehouse.

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Clinton County Humane Society Interim Director Ben Pfeffer resigned last week. In a press release, Pfeffer attributes his early exit from the position to “micromanagement issues” with the board that oversees the shelter. Pfeffer, a former Humane Society board member, stepped in to run the shelter after the previous director, Jim Tate, was fired in August – and says he now has a better understanding of Tate’s issues with the board.

Priests Added To List Of Abuse Allegations

Oct 9, 2018
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Jennifer Weingart

 

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced additions to its list of priests and deacons with credible allegations of abuse against them.

Michael Paquet, who served mainly in Fort Wayne, and Bruce Schutt, who served in Mishawaka, Fort Wayne and the military, have been added to the list. There are three allegations between them.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he and the Department of Child Services are "wide open" to input from everyone in the child welfare system. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Department of Child Services announced a campaign to encourage more Hoosiers to become foster and adoptive parents. But the new partnership with a national organization comes as many of the state’s foster parents say the system has significant problems.

The life expectancy for a person in Indiana is 77 years, but across the state that number is influenced by where you live.  

A commission that regulates pollution along the Ohio River basin isn’t giving up its authority just yet. ORSANCO — the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission — delayed its vote on whether that power is better left solely to the eight states it represents, including Indiana. 

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says he has complete confidence in the "integrity and thoroughness" of the FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Angela Thompson is the state representative for the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

A bill moving through Congress would open access for nurse practitioners to prescribe medication assisted treatment, or MAT, for people in opioid treatment. A number of the policies in the SUPPORT Act focus on increased access to opioid treatment – including medication assisted treatment.  

It’s been about nine months since the Trump administration imposed strict tariffs on imported solar panels. We checked in with two solar companies in Indiana to see how they’re faring.

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