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  • GOP rejects Democrats' plea to kill same-sex marriage ban INDIANAPOLIS - A call by Democratic leaders in the Statehouse for their Republican counterparts to pull the controversial same-sex marriage ban amendment off the legislative table was turned back during Tuesday during an organizational session in adv

    November 21, 2013

  • 'Nation's Report Card' shows higher marks INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's fourth-graders scored higher on the nation's benchmark standardized tests in math and English than their peers in most other states, but minority and poor students in Indiana are still lagging behind. Indiana eighth-graders,

    November 9, 2013

  • State report compares value of college degrees INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana higher education officials have long been promoting the value of a college degree, but a new report shows some degrees are much more valuable than others. According to the "Return on Investment" report issued Wednesday by the

    November 7, 2013

  • Indiana sees fewer jury trials INDIANAPOLIS -- The right to a trial by a jury of one's peers may be the cornerstone of the American legal system, but it's being exercised with less frequency in the state's trial courts, according to a massive report released Monday. Of the hundre

    November 5, 2013

  • NWS-PT110413 vanness.jpg 'This is about reducing heartache' INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told public health officials from around the state that the rising number of babies dying in Indiana before they reach their first birthday is “deplorable” and challenged them to think of new ways to combat the

    November 4, 2013 2 Photos

  • news school bill.jpg Pence announces school safety grants

    Flanked by fourth-grade members of the Ambassadors Club and student council at Cedar Elementary School here, Gov. Mike Pence announced more than $9 million in grants for schools statewide to enhance their security.

    November 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • A-F review panel wants more data, testing involved INDIANAPOLIS -- An advisory panel appointed by legislative leaders to review the state's controversial A-F accountability system has come up with its own proposal for rating schools that keeps the much-criticized letter grades but changes the formula

    October 30, 2013

  • Doctors to see new restrictions on painkiller prescriptions INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana is joining a growing number of states adopting tighter controls on how doctors are prescribing some of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers, in an effort to curb what public health officials call an epidemic of prescrip

    October 30, 2013

  • Schools head plans to go ahead with lawsuit TERRE HAUTE — Indiana¹s state superintendent of public instruction, Glenda Ritz, told the Tribune-Star Tuesday that she is continuing her pursuit of a lawsuit against other members of the state Board of Education for alleged violation of the Open Doo

    October 30, 2013

  • 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

    October 22, 2013

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