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  1. WLFI- Memorial Day Travel is projected to be the highest in 10 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

    AAA Motor Club is projecting nearly 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend. That's a 4.7 percent increase over last year's numbers.

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  2. My Word: Leesburg anti-discrimination proposal deserves supportRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    Leesburg City Commissioner John Christian, an outstanding person, has refused to see the parallel of the 21st-century gender-orientation rights struggle and the mid-20th-century civil-rights struggle. This is an example of why it is not appropriate for secular office holders to evoke their religions peculiarities in the public arena.

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  3. Indiana UniversityRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

    Those efforts have resulted in no increases for more than 18,000 university students, most of whom attend IU Bloomington, according to a media release. IU Bloomington has the lowest average net cost of attendance of any school in the Big Ten, the university says.

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  4. West Lafayette considers allowing use of heroin antidoteRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WSJV-TV South Bend

    Officials in West Lafayette will decide next week whether to allow police and firefighters administer an emergency antidote to people who have overdosed on heroin. West Lafayette police Chief Jason Dombkowski tells the Journal & Courier a Purdue University student's February overdose sparked the effort to equip West Lafayette first responders with the drug Narcan.

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  5. Indiana BMVs to be closed Saturday, Monday for holidayRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

    Bureau of Motor Vehicles says all of its license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. WLFI.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover.

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  6. Ind. Gov't. - 'In very short order every police department at...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Indiana Law Blog

    Ind. Gov't. - "In very short order every police department at every private college is going to have to open their records" That statement is Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, who is quoted in this story today by Jake New of Inside Higher Ed : Sworn police departments at private colleges in Ohio are public entities and subject to state open-records laws, the state's Supreme Court ruled Thursday, saying that a college being a "private institution does not preclude its police department from being a public office."

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  7. New Tax Amnesty Opportunity for Indiana Business TaxpayersRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

    On May 7, 2015, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law P.L. 213, which establishes a tax amnesty program that might give business taxpayers with concerns about Indiana tax reporting a great opportunity to settle any outstanding or potentially outstanding tax liabilities with the Indiana Department of Revenue . This is Indiana's first tax amnesty program in nearly 10 years.

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  8. Silveus Crossing & U.S. 30Read the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Times-Union

    Editor, Times-Union: I have Mr. Brad Steckler of INDOT copied here also as he needs to see this. A few years ago I wrote into you about the dangers of having more traffic at U.S. 30 and Silveus Crossing due to the new Ivy Tech, the new Madison Elementary School and the growing business in the area.

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  9. Indiana BMVs to be closed for holidayRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says all of its license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. WISHTV.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover.

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  10. SACS to reduce bus transportation at three schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

    Some students at Covington Meadows and Deer Ridge elementary schools and Woodside Middle School will need to find their own way to school next year. As Southwest Allen County Schools wrestles with the impact of statewide property tax caps, its school board voted 5-0 at their meeting Tuesday to create No Transportation Zones at Covington Meadows and Woodside, and to expand the existing NTZ at Deer Ridge, said Dave Rarick, SACS director of communications and transportation.

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  11. I-69 message signs now show travel timesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the Indiana Department of Transportation message signs on I-69 in Allen County now show travel times instead of being blank when there is no emergency information to relay to motorists.

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  12. City Of Bedford & Mayor Shawna Girgis Break Ground On Plaza Drive SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WBIW-AM Bedford

    On Wednesday, Mayor Shawna Girgis and City of Bedford officials held the official groundbreaking for the Plaza Drive South project just east of the Cambridge Square Apartments. The event marks the culmination of nearly 20 years of efforts that first began under the leadership of Mayor John Williams when the first piece of property was acquired for the project.

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  13. Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas taxRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | NBC29

    Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when money generated from gasoline taxes are declining across the country, in part, because of greater fuel efficiency and the increasing popularity of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars.

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  14. IU-Bloomington may freeze undergraduate in-state tuitionRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has recommended freezing undergraduate tuition rates for the next two years for Indiana residents attending the main campus in Bloomington, the school announced Wednesday. McRobbie also recommended the IU Board of Trustees approve 1.5 percent increases for out-of-state tuition at IU-Bloomington each of the next two years while tuition at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and IU's five regional campuses would increase an average of 1.65 percent, the school said.

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  15. State To Spend $750K In Developing Ad Campaign To Undo HarmRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Pridesource.com

    Indiana is going to pay a New York public relations firm up to $750,000 to come up with a plan to try to rebuild the state's damaged image after widespread criticism over a religious objections law. A contract posted Thursday to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation shows the quasi-governmental agency, which is exempt from some oversight faced by other state agencies, will pay that much to Porter Novelli for the first phase of the "reputation enhancement initiative."

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  16. Inside an epidemic: HIV outbreak brings massive costRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    The largest HIV outbreak in state history includes a staggering price tag - and Hoosier taxpayers will be paying the bill for decades. SCOTT COUNTY, Ind.

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  17. Bobby Jindal's Utterly Pointless 'Religious Liberty' Campaign StuntRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Outside the Beltway

    Last month, just as we were coming off several weeks of controversy regarding Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act which ultimately resulted in the legislature passing a revision to the law making clear that it could not be used as a defense against claims of discrimination in providing services, a similar bill was introduced in the legislature in Louisiana. This bill was similar to the Indiana law in many respects, but actually went further in that it appeared to authorize such things as employers refusing to provide spousal benefits to employees in an otherwise legal same-sex marriage.

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  18. Purdue's airport to receive $11.25M upgrade this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    Purdue University's airport is getting an $11.25 million renovation that will be largely paid for by the Federal Aviation Administration. WLFI-TV reports the Purdue Board of Trustees approved the project last week to renovate the West Lafayette airport's longest runway.

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  19. Indiana details possible routes for final segment of I-69Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Indianapolis Business News

    State highway officials planning the final leg of the Evansville-to-Indianapolis Interstate 69 extension have released details of 14 possible routes they're considering that would either cut across Indianapolis' south side or adjacent suburban counties.

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  20. Indiana details possible routes for final segment of I-69Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Indianapolis Business News

    State highway officials planning the final leg of the Evansville-to-Indianapolis Interstate 69 extension have released details of 14 possible routes they're considering that would either cut across Indianapolis' south side or adjacent suburban counties.

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