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Pence: Order not a sign of requiring volunteerism
Gov. Mike Pence says an executive order placing a state office that promotes volunteerism under the authority of the agency that administers unemployment benefits is not a precursor to requiring out-of-work Indiana residents to volunteer to receive benefits.
Johnson Co. house demolition nears 6 months after deadly fire
The burned frame of a central Indiana house should soon be torn down six months after a fire there killed a woman and two of her young children.
Rebuilding work restricting U.S. 31 near South Bend
State highway officials are restricting traffic on U.S. 31 near South Bend to one lane in each direction as part of the project upgrading it to interstate standards.
Purdue researcher's film on ice loss to premiere
A Purdue University professor's documentary film production on climate change is premiering the day after Earth Day.
Indiana panel taking up school standards debate
The Indiana Education Roundtable is set to review proposed school benchmarks meant to replace the national Common Core standards.
- Vigo Co. creating 'little libraries' around city TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Coming soon to a neighborhood near you: A Little Free Library. The Vigo County Public Library is looking to plant more than a half-dozen "Little Free Libraries" all around the area, the Tribune Star reported (http://bit.ly/1jjSFC2
- Evansville zoo eyes increase in private funding EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Supporters of Evansville's nearly 90-year-old zoo are pushing for a public-private funding model that would fix the city's costs and bring in sponsors to help the zoo upgrade and expand. Generations have flocked to Mesker Par
- Sheriff wants OK to raise wages, keep employees ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana sheriff is asking local officials to lift a pay freeze that took effect during the Great Recession so he can retain employees. Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers says low wages in his department have prompted
- Lack of psychiatrists hits mental health patients LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists is forcing many mentally ill Indiana patients to wait months for an appointment. The Health Resources and Services Administration reports more than half the state's counties have a shorta
- Indiana man strikes building, later hit by train MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Police in northwest Indiana say a man who drove into a building in the morning was hit by a train later that night. The News-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Carlos Cooper Jr. of Michigan City was seriously injured by an
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