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  • 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

  • nws - bv110513 - VanNess Pence challenges public health officials INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told public health officials from around the state that the rising number of babies dying in Indiana before they reach their first birthday is "deplorable" and challenged them to think of new ways to

    November 5, 2013 2 Photos

  • Health insurance for at-risk Hoosiers extended Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Steve Robertson issued an order Nov. 1, at the urging of Gov. Mike Pence, to extend the state of Indiana's high-risk insurance pool until Jan. 31, 2014. The Indiana Comprehensive Health Insurance

    November 5, 2013

  • Doctors to see new restrictions on painkiller prescriptions INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana is joining a growing number of states adopting tighter controls on how doctors are prescribing some of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers, in an effort to curb what public health officials call an epidemic o

    November 1, 2013

  • Nov. 1 deadline for military academy applications U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) has announced he is accepting applications for nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Military Academy. Interested applicants must submit the complete

    October 29, 2013

  • Deficit spending and debt key topics for Coats INDIANAPOLIS -- Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Coats returned home to Indiana this week, hoping to turn the political conversation away from a failed GOP strategy that partially shut down the federal government and toward what he sees as more cri

    October 25, 2013

  • Artists at show are recyclers A featured artist in this year's Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show is taking recycling to another level. Aaron Shufelt uses methane gas captured from an old North Carolina landfill as the fuel to heat delicate works of art in his glassblowing

    October 25, 2013

  • Indiana deer hunters feeding hungry Hoosiers This fall, some Hoosiers who need some help will be able to put more food on the table, thanks to deer hunters and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement's Sportsman's Benevolence Fund, reported Lt. Bill Bro

    October 22, 2013

  • New law brings out scam artists INDIANAPOLIS - The rollout of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchange Tuesday came with more than computer glitches that stalled enrollment in the key program of the new healthcare law. It also came with fears that scam artists

    October 4, 2013

  • State food safety laws raise concerns INDIANAPOLIS - State health officials are looking for ways to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses at events sponsored by churches, youth organizations and other non-profits without inadvertently regulating them out of existence. Body Cop

    September 27, 2013

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