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House approves bill on political donations

Posted: 04/14/2009 - The House has approved legislation that would prohibit the governor from soliciting or receiving campaign contributions during long, budget-writing sessions of the General Assembly.

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Changes made to abortion doctor bill

Posted: 04/13/2009 - Women seeking abortions would have to be told that a fetus might feel pain under legislation approved by the Indiana House.

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N. Ind. group wants more minorities in US posts

Posted: 04/12/2009 - A group including former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher and Indiana NAACP chief Barbara Bolling say President Obama and Sen. Evan Bayh are being lobbied to name minorities to federal court openings in the state.

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Police, prosecutors, attorney to split $2 million

Posted: 04/12/2009 - More than $2 million forfeited by former state Teamsters president and accused gambling ring organizer John Neal will be divided among police agencies, prosecutors and an attorney.

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EPA settles cleanup of PCB-tainted Gary lagoon

Posted: 04/12/2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled on a $66.5 million plan to clean up a Gary lagoon that contains sludge and water contaminated by PCBs.

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Indiana county to display Lincoln coffin replica

Posted: 04/12/2009 - The Indiana county where Abraham Lincoln grew up will mark the 144th anniversary of his assassination by displaying a replica of Lincoln's coffin in its courthouse.

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Backpack snack program helps low-income students

Posted: 04/12/2009 - A northern Indiana high school teacher has devised a program that provides weekend snacks to low-income elementary students by giving them treat-filled backpacks.

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Alcohol tax hike proposal will likely be dropped

Posted: 04/11/2009 - The higher tax would go toward bailing out the agency that runs Indianapolis' pro sports facilities. Those opposed say the entire state shouldn't be taxed to pay for Indy's stadiums.

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Overflow tickets being sold for Palin's Indiana trip

Posted: 04/11/2009 - Organizers expect Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will make an appearance before those buying overflow tickets to hear her speak to a southern Indiana anti-abortion group next week.

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Indiana Democrat Visclosky drops private firm earmarks

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Indiana Democratic Congressman Peter Visclosky says he will not request any congressional budget earmarks for private, for-profit firms this year because of the ongoing federal investigation into a lobbying firm that had been his top campaign contributor.

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Indiana Senate Republican budget bill advances

Posted: 04/10/2009 - An Indiana Senate Republican plan that would use federal stimulus money to increase funding for schools, colleges and universities has advanced to the full Senate.

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Ind. sues 3 for fax advertisements

Posted: 04/09/2009 - Indiana's attorney general has sued companies in New York, Texas and Oklahoma for allegedly violating the state's "Do Not Fax" law by sending unsolicited advertisements.

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Drug suspect fatally shot at Wal-Mart

Posted: 04/09/2009 - An undercover narcotics detective has shot and killed one of three drug suspects in a northwest Indianapolis Wal-Mart parking lot

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Ind. alcohol tax hike may be dropped

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A top state senator says he will likely drop his proposal to double Indiana's alcohol tax statewide to help fund the struggling agency that runs the major Indianapolis sports stadiums.

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