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  • Poll: Growing support for legalizing pot INDIANAPOLIS - Legislators may balk at the idea of easing the penalties for marijuana, but a new poll shows a majority of Hoosiers support legalizing the drug and taxing it like alcohol and tobacco. The same poll finds that a strong majority of Hoosi

    December 10, 2013

  • State agency opposes limited unemployment plan INDIANAPOLIS - A coalition of business and labor groups want Indiana legislators to expand unemployment benefits to partially furloughed workers, but the proposal faces opposition from the state agency that would implement it. So-called "work-sharing

    December 6, 2013

  • Indiana AG unveils statewide campaign against 'smurfing' JEFFERSONVILLE -- The state's top lawyer has a message for pharmacy shoppers: Don't indulge in "smurfing." Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore and representat

    December 3, 2013

  • nws - bv112913 - jingle rails One city, two homes and a museum decked out One Hoosier city, one mansion and two attractions offer merry activities for residents and tourists alike. • Madison's Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour, sponsored by Visit Madison Inc., is slated for Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 6-7. Attendees will ce

    November 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Positioning on issues begin organization day INDIANAPOLIS - Some Republican fiscal leaders are promising to take a "cautious approach" on a proposal to eliminate a business tax that provides nearly a $1 billion in revenue to local governments and schools. On Tuesday, during an organizational s

    November 22, 2013

  • GOP leaders may push to repeal INDIANAPOLIS -- Republican legislative leaders may push Indiana to join the growing number of states eliminating the business personal property tax, but they admit that doing so may cost local governments and schools about $1 billion a year in revenu

    November 22, 2013

  • GOP rejects Democrats plea to kill same-sex marriage ban INDIANAPOLIS - A call by Democratic leaders in the Statehouse for their Republican counterparts to pull the controversial same-sex marriage ban amendment off the legislative table was turned back during Tuesday during an organizational session in adv

    November 22, 2013

  • nws - bv111913 - Kokomo storm damage Walk-in beer coolers shelter 100 storm survivors CNHI News Service KOKOMO -- Alex Binkley, manager-in-training at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, got an unexpected lesson Sunday afternoon in coping with the sudden fear of a severe storm strike. "As soon as I felt the wind beating up against the wa

    November 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Actor headlines Because Kids Count Conference

    November 16, 2013

  • Indiana sees fewer jury trials INDIANAPOLIS - The right to a trial by a jury of one's peers may be the cornerstone of the American legal system, but it's being exercised with less frequency in the state's trial courts, according to a massive report released last Monday. Of the hu

    November 12, 2013

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