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As the song "Walking on Sunshine" played in the background, dozens of Indiana State University students worked assembly-line style Monday morning to prepare and pack macaroni and cheese food kits that will help feed the hungry.

SMS is arguably the most underrated marketing channel. For one, over 80% of the world’s population own a mobile phone, whereas only 40% own a smartphone. Better still, SMS marketing has a much higher return on investment than any other digital marketing strategy.

It’s stated, “There’s an increasing amount of evidence that singing releases endorphins, serotonin and dopamine – the ‘happy’ chemicals that boost your mood and make you feel good about yourself. Scientists believe that’s one of the reasons why people report being on a high during choir sessions and continuing to feel positive, uplifted and motivated afterwards.”

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As we salute Dr. Martin Luther King’s 93rd birthday today and commemorate the MLK National Holiday on Monday, we ruefully reflect on a year of protests outside the murder trials of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and anti-Asian violence in Atlanta. Coupled with critical race theory classroom conflict and Voting Rights legislation politics, race relations are precariously positioned, it appears.

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Note: This story has been changed to more accurately identify who may sign the petition. Any registered voter who resides in the district, regardless of if they own property, and anyone who pays property tax in the district, regardless of if they reside there, may sign the petition.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Rep. Cindy Ziemke was brought coffee every morning by a traveling companion during a two-week trip to Italy three years ago.

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The new Hoosier Veterans Affairs Clinic is set to open next month near Grissom Air Reserve Base and move its services from its current location in Peru.

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The Vigo County School Board voted 6-0 Thursday to pursue a $260 million building referendum that calls for new academic facilities and renovated non-academic facilities for North, South and West Vigo high schools.

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Sony DADC is moving its gaming and disc manufacturing capacity out of Terre Haute to Salzburg, Austria, cutting about 100 employees, said Lisa Gephardt, senior director of corporate communications for Sony Corp. of America.

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ALEXANDRIA — As educators statewide and conservative parent groups duke it out over proposed legislation to limit teaching socially divisive concepts such as racism and transgender rights, one local librarian is hoping to shine a light on lesser-known provisions of two bills.

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A deer and two dogs were rescued from an ice-covered pond in eastern Vigo County on Tuesday. The animals had fallen through the ice of a pond off Terri Lynn Street near Flesher Avenue.

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A major decision about the future of Vigo County high school facilities is expected at Thursday's Vigo County School Board meeting. Superintendent Rob Haworth will present a formal recommendation, and the school board is expected to vote on whether to pursue a high school project and place a referendum on the May ballot.

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A formal complaint has been filed with the Indiana Public Access counselor alleging the Vigo County School Corp. violated the state Open Door Law when it kept elementary consolidation committee meetings closed to the public.

INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans moved forward with their plan to implement $1 billion in tax cuts over the next three years, passing the bill out of committee Wednesday on a 15-7 vote.

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House Republicans moved forward with their plan to implement $1 billion in tax cuts over the next three years, passing the bill out of committee Wednesday on a 15-7 vote.

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The number of Vigo County School Corp. students who have COVID-19, and who are quarantined, has doubled in a week, according to the VCSC weekly dashboard.

PERU — A new $20 million housing development is coming to Peru that will offer four different kinds of rental units along the Wabash River and mark the city’s first major housing project in decades.

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