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Will Hoosiers stay home on Election Day?

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.

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Eight ways Indiana could improve voter turnout

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's 58 percent voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election was among the worst in the country. Just 11 states saw fewer eligible voters cast a ballot.

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Indiana health insurance marketplace set to offer many more plans

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers purchasing health insurance on Indiana's federally run marketplace next year will select from at least 975 plans offered by nine companies, up from four companies and 278 plans this year.

August 28, 2014 5:45 pm

Pelath warns Camp Summit on governor's chopping block

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath warned Thursday that 70 state employees in LaPorte County will lose their jobs if the Indiana Department of Correction closes the Camp Summit youth offender boot camp program.

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm
Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a suburban Indianapolis state representative to head the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Ad targeted to inform students of Lifeline Law

INDIANAPOLIS | An advertising campaign targeting students at Indiana's residential colleges and universities is spreading the message about the state's expanded Lifeline Law.

August 27, 2014 5:15 pm

Gov't employee retirements not tied to annuity change

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is seeing a retirement surge among state and local government employees and teachers this year, but it appears a state-ordered change to an optional retirement benefit isn't what's driving workers to end their careers.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller's appeals of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional appear likely to be consolidated before the cases are heard by the Indiana Supreme Court.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm Related

Crossing the Line — chief justices

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: chief justices.

August 23, 2014 5:24 pm
Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Pence hints run for president might not be in his future

Pence hints run for president might not be in his future

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence frequently is listed among a dozen or so Republican governors and members of Congress considering a 2016 run for president of the United States.

August 22, 2014 4:45 pm
Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., supports President Barack Obama's decision to send military advisers into Iraq and believes the American people need to back the president's efforts to protect the United States.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras has rejected Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras postpone his decision finding Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional.

August 20, 2014 6:15 pm Related
State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh holds 'office hours' in region Aug. 29

State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh holds 'office hours' in region Aug. 29

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, will hold "office hours" at three Lake County locations Aug. 29 to assist constituents with state government issues.

August 20, 2014 3:09 pm
Hoosier Lottery hits jackpot with record sales, profit

Hoosier Lottery hits jackpot with record sales, profit

INDIANAPOLIS | The decision to outsource Hoosier Lottery marketing, sales and distribution to a private company is starting to pay off for Indiana.

August 19, 2014 11:30 pm
Indiana State Fair tallies third-highest attendance ever

Indiana State Fair tallies third-highest attendance ever

INDIANAPOLIS | Cool summer temperatures, the renovated Coliseum and a new beer and wine exhibition helped push attendance at the 2014 Indiana State Fair near record territory.

August 18, 2014 6:24 pm Photos

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Chief Justice Rush takes helm of Indiana's courts

Chief Justice Rush takes helm of Indiana's courts

INDIANAPOLIS | Loretta Rush vowed to respect the rule of law and promote "fair, impartial, effective justice" as the new chief justice of Indiana.

August 18, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Crossing the Line -- Carbon monoxide detectors

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Carbon monoxide detectors.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

State investigating possibly illegal voter registrations

INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson is investigating "a significant number" of Hoosier voters who may illegally be using mailbox stores, instead of their home addresses, on voter registration records.

August 15, 2014 8:27 pm
Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm
Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Hoosiers unlikely to set foot in Northwest Indiana anytime soon still got to enjoy beer Thursday at the State Fair produced by region microbreweries.

August 14, 2014 4:15 pm
New Indiana chief justice to take oath Monday

New Indiana chief justice to take oath Monday

INDIANAPOLIS | Supreme Court Justice Loretta Rush will be sworn-in Monday as Indiana's first female chief justice.

August 14, 2014 11:15 am Photos

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Police don't need warrant to test clothes seized at jail

Police don't need warrant to test clothes seized at jail

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers heading to jail, if they have time to change, might want to wear clean clothes.

August 13, 2014 1:54 pm Related
Indiana narrowly misses monthly revenue goal

Indiana narrowly misses monthly revenue goal

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana fell $5.2 million short of its July revenue target, ending a four-month streak of better than expected tax collections.

August 13, 2014 12:52 pm Related
Judge OKs Indiana fight against health insurance subsidies

Judge OKs Indiana fight against health insurance subsidies

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 110,000 Hoosiers are at risk of losing federal subsidies used to purchase private health insurance after a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Attorney General Greg Zoeller seeking to prohibit that assistance.

August 13, 2014 11:20 am Related

AGs ask for tough e-cigarette regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois are seeking to deter youth smoking through strict regulations on the marketing, advertising and use of flavors in electronic cigarettes.

August 12, 2014 6:45 pm
Indiana Supreme Court to hear McCowan appeal in Bach slaying

Indiana Supreme Court to hear McCowan appeal in Bach slaying

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Dustin McCowan, the Porter County man serving a 60-year prison term for the Sept. 16, 2011, murder of his former girlfriend, Amanda Bach, of Portage.

August 11, 2014 9:30 pm Related
State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 700,000 Hoosier voter registration records are set to be marked "inactive," after a second attempt by Secretary of State Connie Lawson failed to confirm registration data.

August 11, 2014 2:15 pm Related
Another Indiana congressman warns of immigrant Ebola risk

Another Indiana congressman warns of immigrant Ebola risk

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier congressman who aspires to a House leadership post is perpetuating the unsubstantiated claim by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, that Central American children immigrating to the United States might be carrying the Ebola virus.

August 11, 2014 1:55 pm Related
State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration has sketched out how it will promote Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to eligible Hoosiers, even though federal officials have yet to approve the governor's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion.

August 10, 2014 10:20 pm Related

Crossing the Line -- Casino size

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Casino size.

August 10, 2014 12:05 am
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

Lee Enterprises grows digital revenue

MUNSTER | Lee Enterprises, parent company of the Times Media Co., grew its digital revenue 17.4 percent in the third quarter, thanks in part to a new full-access subscription model.

August 07, 2014 2:26 pm
Rush to be first woman to lead Indiana Supreme Court

Rush to be first woman to lead Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | Two years after becoming just the second female ever to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Loretta Rush is now its leader.

August 06, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Rokita demands medical exams for all entering U.S.

Rokita demands medical exams for all entering U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, endorsed mandatory government medical examinations for all people entering the United States to protect the country from Ebola and "prevent an outbreak of any type of disease inside our borders."

August 05, 2014 5:25 pm
Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency is on track for a record-setting year in enticing businesses to locate or expand in Indiana.

August 05, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Indiana Congressman says immigrant kids might have Ebola

Indiana Congressman says immigrant kids might have Ebola

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., suggested Monday that immigrant children from Central America could be carrying the Ebola virus that has killed some 800 people this year in West Africa.

August 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related
State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Annuity changes could have been worse

INDIANAPOLIS | The annuity options for retiring public employees, including teachers, may have been much worse if it wasn't for the intervention of a small group of Hoosier lawmakers, including state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

What all the fuss is about

State and local public employees, including teachers, participate in a hybrid retirement plan that features both an employer-paid pension and an employee-owned, but state-managed, annuity savings account to which they must contribute at least 3 percent of their annual salaries.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- State Fairs

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: State fairs.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Pence presses feds for health plan approval

Pence presses feds for health plan approval

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence traveled to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to personally lobby federal officials for approval of his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion.

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm
State Fair to showcase Indiana beer and wine, renovated Coliseum

State Fair to showcase Indiana beer and wine, renovated Coliseum

INDIANAPOLIS | Beer and wine return to the Indiana State Fair following a seven-decade absence, and Hoosiers get their first look inside a revitalized Coliseum when the state's premier agricultural exhibition opens Friday in Indianapolis for a 17-day run.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is back in legal hot water after a Marion County judge ruled last week a trial is needed to determine whether the board conducted an illegal meeting.

July 29, 2014 5:27 pm Related
Pence wants child immigrants sent home

Pence wants child immigrants sent home

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants the 245 unaccompanied child immigrants recently placed with Indiana relatives or sponsors sent back across the nation's southern border as soon as possible.

July 29, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Crossing the Line -- Early Learning

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Early learning.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidate for state treasurer is quitting her staff job in the treasurer's office to focus on her campaign.

July 25, 2014 6:35 pm

Pence: No need for state health exchange, despite court ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has no qualms about his decision to not create a state health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, even after a federal appeals court ruled this week that residents in states lacking an exchange are not entitled to federal subsidies for health insurance purchases.

July 25, 2014 4:58 pm

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

July 25, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional until the Indiana Supreme Court weighs in.

July 24, 2014 9:00 pm Related
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