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- Coats heads back home, turning to deficit talk 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 critical issu
- ACA could draw scammers 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 will be c
Congressman standing firm on government shutdown
Todd Rokita of Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District has been an outspoken opponent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — a k a Obamacare — since it was signed into law in 2010.
On Tuesday, the first day the federal government partially shut down in 17 years, the Republican congressman wasn’t backing down.
- Ind. prepares to roll out online health exchange INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More than 500,000 Indiana residents without health insurance will be able to start buying it Tuesday under the Affordable Care Act, but while some are likely to decipher the federal website on their own with a few computer clicks
- Fallen Indy officer honored for heroic spirit INDIANAPOLIS -- A small-town boy who grew up to be a big-city cop was laid to rest Thursday, after he was a hailed as a hero for putting himself in harm's way to save a woman and her child from an angry man with a gun. Indianapolis police officer Rod
- Higher ed commish: 'College-going' culture a must TERRE HAUTE -- Indiana must develop more of a "college-going" culture because jobs of the 21st century require education and training beyond high school, Teresa Lubbers, Indiana's Commissioner for Higher Education, said Tuesday. Lubbers spoke at Sain
- Cop: Teachers 'don't need to be worried about doing my job' INDIANAPOLIS -- Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing doesn't plan to teach arithmetic in school any time soon. And he'd prefer it if educators not trained as police officers would not carry guns in school. "I didn't go to school to teach," Ewing told an In
- Laws that carry automatic loss of driver’s license under review INDIANAPOLIS -- The legislative study committee that proposed the massive rewrite of Indiana's felony code will soon take on another tough issue: The automatic penalty that causes thousands of Hoosiers to lose their driving privileges for committing
- Senate Democrats: Time to fund pre-K INDIANAPOLIS -- The head of the state Senate Democratic caucus is calling for a "positive discussion" on a proposal he backs to drop the mandatory school age in Indiana from age 7 to age 5 and to provide millions of dollars for pre-kindergarten educ
Prison sentence of 12-year-old prompts new juvenile sentencing law
Three years ago, when 12-year-old Paul Henry Gingerich became the youngest person in Indiana ever sent to prison as an adult, his story gained international attention and sparked questions about whether children belong behind bars with grown-up offenders.
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