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4 hrs ago | Dearborn County Register

Next phase of U.S. 50 ramp work to begin

Phase II of Indiana Department of Transportation's project to repair and resurface the on/off ramps connecting U.S. Highway 50 with Interstate 275 east of Lawrenceburg will get underway early next week.

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8 hrs ago | The Washington Times-Herald

Ethics officer says Woodruff didn't violate law

An investigation released Friday by the state's top ethics officer found a former INDOT employee did not violate ethical or criminal law in the Interstate 69 project but calls for the state to enact stricter disclosure requirements.

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13 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Political sabotage

"Dysfunctional" is commonly used to describe the condition of Indiana's state-level education administration.

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17 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

2 top Indiana deputy attorneys general promoted

Former Chief Deputy Attorney General Gary Secrest will take over as assistant attorney general, a new post.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WEHT

Indiana BMV Offering 11 New Foreign Language Options

The Hoosier state hopes to break the language barrier as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles adds several new languages to their drivers test.

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The Republic

I-65 interchange repairs resuming Friday

Road repairs to the State Road 46 and Interstate 65 interchange will resume Friday after being delayed by storms last weekend.

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Daily Mail

'Death Row x3:' Serial killer boasts of triple murder in head...

First contact: The moment natives from Amazonian tribe are driven out of the jungle by logging and drug traffickers meet the outside world Soccer player 'who killed referee with a single punch' sobs in court as witnesses describe attack on father-of-two 'Death Row x3:' Serial killer BOASTS of triple murder in head tattoo while jailers can't explain ... (more)

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WSJV-TV South Bend

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A top Indiana transportation official who's faced an ethics investigation of land purchases that benefited his family is leaving the agency.

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Indiana Law Blog

Ind. Courts - 'Photo of serial killer's inaccurate 'death row' tattoo made public'

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal has been providing daily coverage of the penalty phase of William Clyde Gibson's capital murder case before Floyd Superior Court Judge Susan Orth.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Journal and Courier

Agency cites problems with Medicaid fraud unitAgency cites problems...

Federal agency cites problems with AG's Medicaid fraud unit Federal agency cites problems with Indiana's Medicaid fraud unit Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1rOYnoz The seal of the State of Indiana hangs on the wall at the front of the House of Representatives chambers at the Indiana Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 16, ... (more)

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Indiana's NewsCenter

Indiana BMV Offering Driving Tests In 12 Languages

Beginning Wednesday, Indiana drivers can take the Operator Knowledge Tests in English, Arabic, Burmese, Chin, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Sentencing Law and Policy

Indiana reforms highlight how sentencing laws impact cops as well as courts

This interesting local article from Indiana, headlined "Meth Suppression Unit Encounters Positive, Negative Aspects to Massive Sentencing Overhaul," spotlights some of the ways sentencing reform impacts law enforcement operations and priorities.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

US 41 construction south of I-70 switching lanes

In a Traffic Watch 10 update: The Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to watch out for the improvement project along US Highway 41. Construction just south of Interstate 70 to south of Johnson Drive has switched phases.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Indiana BMV asks court to delay vanity plate sales

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has asked the state Supreme Court for permission to continue its suspension on sales of vanity plates until a court case is settled.

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Palladium-Item

Indiana BMV asks court to delay vanity plate sales

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has asked the state Supreme Court for permission to continue its suspension on sales of vanity plates until a court case is settled.

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The Heartland Institute

Missouri Governor Signs Bill to Repeal, Replace Common Core

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill that would replace national Common Core education mandates with Missouri's own set of educational criteria.

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Journal Gazette

A widening gap

There appear to be a number of reasons for the backlog in processing more than 80,000 Hoosiers for Medicaid benefits this year.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Decatur could get millions of dollars for redevelopment

Decatur is one of six finalist communities competing to participate in Indiana's Stellar Communities Program.

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JD Supra

New Law Nullifies Property Tax Exemption for Buildings Sold by Nonprofits

What happens to a property tax exemption when a nonprofit sells its building to an entity that will use it for a non-exempt purpose? As of July 1, 2014, and extending through 2015, the new owner will owe property tax on the property for the next 2014-pay-2015 or 2015-pay-2016 installment, regardless of the property's exempt status at the time of ... (more)

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Dearborn County Register

Healthy Indiana Plan reaches capacity

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has authorized the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to stop enrollment into the existing Healthy Indiana Plan.

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