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Advocates want voice in welfare system changes

Posted: 10/16/2009 - Social service advocates say they want a seat at the table as the state revamps a privatized welfare eligibility system now that Gov. Mitch Daniels has fired a leading contractor running it.

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Daniels expands youth conservation corps program

Posted: 10/16/2009 - Governor Mitch Daniels says a program that hires young adults to improve Indiana parks and trails has been so successful that he's extending it for another year.

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Lawmakers plan to meet over state welfare system

Posted: 10/16/2009 - A group of lawmakers plans to meet to discuss parts of Indiana's privatized welfare system, even though Governor Mitch Daniels has canceled a contract that was key to the system.

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Westfield man pleads not guilty in child porn case

Posted: 10/15/2009 - M. Brent Koontz of Westfield was arrested Oct. 5 after investigators say they found 14 child pornography videos on computer equipment in his home. His trial was set for Feb. 4 at an initial court appearance Wednesday

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Ind. court affirms use of MySpace page as evidence

Posted: 10/15/2009 - The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a court decision that allowed a MySpace posting to be admitted as evidence in the trial of a man convicted of murdering a 2-year-old girl.

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Indiana cancels $1.3 billion welfare contract

Posted: 10/15/2009 - Indiana is ending its troubled $1.34 billion deal with a team of vendors to automate the application process for food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits.

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Indianapolis stadium tax revenue beats projections

Posted: 10/15/2009 - Revenue from local taxes adopted toward building Lucas Oil Stadium and expanding the Indiana Convention Center is running about 12.5 percent ahead of projections since starting three years ago.

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Feds nix welfare data use in hiring

Posted: 10/14/2009 - Indiana's human services agency considered letting contractor Affiliated Computer Services Inc. use welfare data to screen potential employees until federal food stamp officials told them it wasn't allowed.

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Indiana mom pleads guilty in son's beating death

Posted: 10/14/2009 - The mother of a 2-year-old southern Indiana boy who was allowed to remain in her care after he tested positive for methamphetamine has pleaded guilty in his beating death.

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Head-on crash kills 4 people on N. Ind. highway

Posted: 10/14/2009 - A car trying to go past another vehicle in a no-passing zone crashed head-on into a sport-utility vehicle on a northern Indiana highway, killing four people inside the car.

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Indy junkyard gets "green" recognition from IDEM

Posted: 10/14/2009 - The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says an Indianapolis junkyard is the first in the state to receive its recognition for environmentally friendly practices.

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