Alcoholism can destroy a liver. Heroin needles can spread HIV. And cocaine can stop a beating heart.
Brews at the Shoe
An assortment of brews will be in the spotlight Saturday at Brews at the Shoe at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana State Fair attendees in August may get to do something that hasn't been allowed there for 67 years -- drink alcohol.
INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.
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INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will hold considerable sway in deciding the future of state laws on gaming, alcohol, abortion, guns and other controversial issues.
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Thank you for your Aug. 25 editorial ("Alcohol, water can be a deadly combination") regarding the dangers of drinking and boating.
Alcohol and water don't mix well, at least when the water isn't in a glass. Yet drunken boating continues to be a problem.
HAMMOND | Indiana State Excise Police cited 33 people and two taverns on 56 charges in Hammond during a Saturday night alcohol and tobacco sting.
The convenience store industry, having been thwarted repeatedly in its lobbying efforts, is asking the courts to change state law restricting the sales of cold beer to package liquor stores. This is a restriction that should remain in place.
One of the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations for decreasing the number of traffic fatalities seems dead on arrival in the Indiana General Assembly. But that shouldn't stop the state from following up on another suggestion.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers are pushing for a zero-tolerance alcohol policy for on-duty police officers, yet recent findings could slow negotiations.
SPRINGFIELD | Patrons at Illinois wineries will be able to drive away with a recorked, partially consumed bottle of wine under a proposal that was unanimously approved in the Illinois House on Friday.
CHESTERTON | Members of the Duneland School Board unanimously approved mandatory breath tests for students upon entry to the last two remaining dances of the school year, prom and senior banquet, as part of a pilot program before considering it a permanent part of school alcohol policy.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved plan for unlimited alcohol sales licenses at restaurants along Lake Michigan, especially in Whiting, is likely to be altered before getting a vote by the House.
EAST CHICAGO | Law enforcement and fire officials on Friday ordered an East Chicago bar closed after citing numerous illegal activities and code violations.
Candy Lightner, left, founder and president of (MADD) Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, faces reporters on June 14, 1983, at Capitol Hill, Washington. Lightner is joined by Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole. The three favor a national drinking age of 21.
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