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The Vigo County School Corp. was well-represented at the Red for Ed rally on Tuesday at the Statehouse, with teachers joining others from across the state in carrying signs, marching around the capitol building and chanting in support of public education.

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An advocate for the American Lung Association said Vigo County may be the first entirely smoke-free casino in Indiana due to strong smoke-free workplace laws in both Vigo County and Terre Haute.

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INDIANAPOLIS — In the brisk morning air Tuesday, Mark Felix wore a neon yellow vest over layers of clothing to stay warm as he worked security detail in front of the Indiana Statehouse, surrounded by thousands of teachers.

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After more than 30 years in the Indiana House, Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, announced he wouldn’t seek re-election following the session’s end in mid-March.

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Thousands of teachers from across the state filled the statehouse, chanting “Put kids first!” at legislators arriving for Organization Day, the start of the 2020 legislative session.

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The Alexandria community lost one of its well-known citizens when Homer the wandering dog died early this month.

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Opponents of the death penalty are rallying together and calling on the community to voice opposition to Terre Haute again becoming the home and face of government-sanctioned killings before a pair of scheduled executions next month at United States Penitentiary Terre Haute.

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The Indiana Chamber continues to target marijuana and nicotine for legislation, advocating for the Legislature to raise the minimum age of purchase from 18 to 21 for both cigarettes and vaping products.

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Obituaries

Betty J. Feidner, 84, of LaPorte, formerly of Medaryville, passed away at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at Aperion Care Arbors in Michigan City. She was born on Sept. 9, 1935 in New Madrid County, Missouri. On May 30, 1953 she married George C. Feidner. He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2…

George Ann Frank, 83, of Logansport, passed away unexpectedly at 12:56 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. Born on Feb. 23, 1936 in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late George and Ann (Peterson) Roach. George Ann was a retired inspector at RBM. She attend…

Robert D Clark, Jr. passed away on November 4, 2019. Bob, as he is known to his family and countless friends, lived by a simple maxim: to bring a smile to someone's face every single day. On most days, Bob surpassed this goal dozens of times over, often encountering someone for the first tim…