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An overflow crowd of hundreds of Muncie residents showed up to a city council meeting Monday night to address an issue that wasn’t on the agenda – protesting against a facility that will recycle steel dust into zinc oxide.  Residents say it will pollute the city and cause a mass exodus.

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Veterans’ military pensions will be 100 percent exempt from Indiana’s income tax in the next four years. And the state is using that to recruit retiring servicemembers to Indiana.

Gov. Eric Holcomb pushed lawmakers to exempt military pensions from the income tax for years. In 2019, he finally got his wish. It will ultimately cost Indiana nearly $15 million per year in revenue when the pensions are fully exempt. Holcomb says it’s a major recruiting tool.

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Officials are one step closer to finalizing regulations on commercial-scale farms in Montgomery County, after the county plan commission selected members for a confined feeding operation study committee Monday.

The plan commission selected 13 members for the committee: four farmers, four rural residents, two realtors, two school officials and one member of the plan commission itself – Ashley Adair.

Adair says her goal is to both research the impact of CFOs and to get community input.

Gov. Eric Holcomb urged people who see something to say something in the wake of this weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are heading to law enforcement agencies across the state for increased school bus stop safety.

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Zoning is still a sore spot for Montgomery County residents, many of whom came to the county plan commission’s Wednesday meeting to ask for more thought on how to regulate confined feeding operations, or CFOs.

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A meeting to discuss an addition to the Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan was disrupted Monday night due to questions of transparency. The addition would cover road and infrastructure development.

Montgomery County officials and HWC Engineering scheduled the Monday meeting to gather public input.

Indiana House and Senate Republican leadership want to insert themselves into a federal lawsuit against Attorney General Curtis Hill and the state.

It's been one year since an independent investigator unveiled a detailed report on the Indiana Department of Child Services. That came after a huge spike in children in the system, often linked with the opioid crisis.

Since then, the agency has made significant progress, but some say it’s not enough.

DCS Associate Director Todd Meyer Abruptly Resigns

Jul 19, 2019

A top Department of Child Services official brought in specifically to help shape up the embattled agency has resigned.

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