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49 min ago | Nuvo.net

Pence will be schooled for end run around Ritz

Gov. Mike Pence misjudged his role when he effectively rendered meaningless the job of Glenda Ritz, whom voters chose to be superintendent of public instruction.

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4 hrs ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

U.S. 231 will Close Monday north of U.S. 52

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced U.S. 231 will close on or after Monday, July 14 for a new bridge project.

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7 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Edgewood Avenue approach to close for week

The west approach of Edgewood Avenue at Lima Road will be closed for paving next week, the Indiana Department of Transportation said today.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WBIW-AM Bedford

State Senator Proposes Stiffer Penalties For Gun Crimes

In the wake of the shooting deaths of two Indiana police officers, an Indianapolis state senator plans to reintroduce a bill increasing and expanding automatic prison time for criminals who use a gun.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Indiana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

TheIndyChannel

Is Indiana missing out on millions?

Indiana Logo Sign Group, a private company on East 96th Street, has operated the blue logo sign program in Indiana since 1988.

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Daily Reporter

40 brewers, wineries being featured as Indiana State Fair allows alcohol after longtime ban

About 40 Indiana craft brewers and wineries will be setting up shop in the new wine and beer garden inside the fairgrounds' Grand Hall.

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Journal and Courier

3 high-profile ethics cases to watch Thursday

Ethics bonanza: 3 high-profile cases to watch Thursday During an unusually busy meeting, the State Ethics Commission will make decisions impacting the future of three public figures.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Mitch Daniels, US Governors

Journal Gazette

It's HIP to be responsive

I support Gov. Mike Pence's' proposed expansion of health care accessibility by proposing HIP 2.0 as a replacement to the expansion of Medicaid in Indiana under Obamacare However, I approve with some reservation.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Mitch Daniels

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Journal

Mow is less: State plans limited grass cutting on county roads

You may have to mow your lawn at least once a week to keep the grass short, but the state highway department only plans to mow intersections and ditches in the county twice this summer.

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CBS Local

INDOT Blocking Driveway Blind Vendor Uses To Restock Machines At Rest Stop

A blind vendor at a Northwest Indiana rest stop says she feels hurt by what the Indiana Department of Transportation is doing: denying her easy access to refill her own vending machines.

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Evansville Courier & Press

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs rules governing vanity plates

Is the word "oink" which appeared on an Indiana police officer's vanity license plate offensive to good taste and decency?" Well, it's not offensive to the Greenwood officer, Rodney Vawter, but apparently, it must be offensive to someone at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Glenda Ritz: State Board wants to undermine my authority

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is accusing the State Board of Education and Gov. Mike Pence's education agency of attempting to undermine her department's work Glenda Ritz: State Board wants to undermine my authority State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is accusing the State Board of Education and Gov. Mike ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, Indiana

TheIndyChannel

Day care worker sentenced to 3 years

A day care worker was sentenced Tuesday to three years in the Indiana Department of Correction after a 5-month-old boy died in her care.

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The Washington Post

a 0INKa license endangers personalized plates in Indiana

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is stepping up its fight against Greenfield Police Officer Rodney Vawter's license plate request, which reads "OINK."

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WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Heavy Rains Cause Closure Of SR42

The Indiana Department of Transportation announce State Road 42 is closed in Clay County one and a half miles west of State Road 59 .

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Finance and Commerce

Indiana staffer in ethics case seeks new work

A top Indiana transportation official under investigation for land sales that benefited his family is considering taking an executive job at an engineering firm that bids for state work.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Indiana, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors

WBIW-AM Bedford

New Legislation Criminalizes Adults Who Provide Minors With A Place To Drink

Adults who knowingly provide a place for underage kids to drink will now be charged with a class B misdemeanor under Indiana law.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Indiana

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Indiana court fight could lead to end of personalized plates

A fuss over a police officer's vanity plate has blown up into a constitutional debate that could lead to the Indiana General Assembly deciding whether to rewrite the law or stop selling personalized license plates altogether.

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WISH-TV Indianapolis

a 0INKa vanity plate fight could go to Legislature

A fuss over a police officer's vanity plate has blown up into a constitutional debate that could lead to the Indiana General Assembly deciding whether to rewrite the law or stop selling personalized license plates altogether.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Vanity plate fight could go to Legislature

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it will ask the state Supreme Court Monday to overrule a local judge who found parts of the BMV's vanity plate program - and the law that allows it - unconstitutional.

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