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Daniels makes her mark on state's criminal sentencing laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Gov. Mitch Daniels may have been the loudest voice calling for the type of criminal sentencing reform legislation that was approved by a state House committee last week, but it was his sister, Deborah Daniels, a former U.S. attorney and U.S. assistant attorney general, …

January 21, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Nearly 20 percent of Indiana students in special education

Nearly 20 percent of Indiana students in special education

Sixteen percent of Indiana students in kindergarten through 12th grade are in special education programs, according to the Pew Center on the States.

February 11, 2012 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Rethink periods for youth sentencing

Indiana officials went into this year's session of the Indiana General Assembly with a solid proposal for comprehensive sentencing reform. It is unfortunate that the plan died in the partisan free-for-all.

June 13, 2011 12:00 am
The State of Children's Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter

The State of Children's Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter

Indiana received an F and Illinois a B in this May 24 report on children's dental health from the Pew Center on the States.

June 03, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: A problem to sink your teeth into

EDITORIAL: A problem to sink your teeth into

Indiana received an F in a new Pew Center on the States report on children's dental health. It is a discouraging grade, especially when neighboring Illinois received a B.

June 03, 2011 12:00 am Related

BRIAN HOWEY: Sentencing reform in Indiana, a reefer state

Driving west on U.S. 12 near Niles, Mich., last summer, one of those highway beautification signs caught my eye. This particular mile of highway was sponsored by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association.

January 23, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs sentencing reforms

Indiana's incarceration rate is frighteningly high. It's clearly time for sentencing reform.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am Related
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