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Midday Matters
1:15 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Financial Focus- Tuesday December 4, 2012

Politics & Government
10:49 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Judge: atheist group cannot solemnize marriages

A U-S District judge has ruled against atheist organization the Center for Inquiry in its bid to strike down Indiana’s marriage statute as unconstitutional.

Marriage in Indiana is a two-step process: receiving a marriage license and making the marriage official.  The state’s marriage statute specifies who can perform that second step – the clergy of any religious group and certain government officials like mayors and judges. 

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News
6:23 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Lugar receives Department of Defense award

As he prepares to leave the US Senate after 36 years, Senator Richard Lugar  is being honored  for his work curbing nuclear proliferation.  Lugar received the Department of Defense’s highest civilian award Monday.

The Department of Defense presented the award to Lugar and former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn.  The Nunn-Lugar program, in place since the early 90’s, is aimed at locating and securing nuclear weapons that went missing after the Soviet Union dissolved.

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Midday Matters
1:53 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

News Review- Monday December 3, 2012

Midday Matters
1:24 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Artcentric- Friday November 30, 2012

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Politics & Government
6:55 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Pence appoints Espich to Senior Advisor post

On Thursday Governor-elect Mike Pence appointed former State Representative Jeff Espich as Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs. 

In a statement, Pence highlighted Espich’s experience with tax and finance legislation, saying it would make him “an invaluable addition to our legislative team.” Espich has served as Chairman of both the House Ways and Means Committee and the State Budget Committee among other leadership roles during his forty years in the state legislature.

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Money
10:41 am
Thu November 29, 2012

IEDC announces record year

With a month still to go this year, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Wednesday announced 2012 will set a record for commitments from companies to locate or expand operations in the state.  But IEDC CEO Dan Hasler says he’d still like to see more of the commitments turn into actual jobs.

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News
5:21 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Indiana's marijuana policy could shift

In the wake of the Indiana State Police chief’s comments appearing to support marijuana legalization, a Hoosier political analyst says a shift in the state’s marijuana policy could be moving from theory to fact.  

Asked during a state budget committee hearing his stance on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana possession, State Police Chief Paul Whitesell said he thought the drug should be legalized and taxed.  Later, the State Police issued a statement distancing itself from Whitesell’s comments, saying the chief simply understands the theoretical arguments. 

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Money
9:56 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Per capita income stabilizes in region

Since the mid-1990s, per capita income (as a percentage of national per capita income) has been steadily dropping for residents of Northeastern Indiana. But new data released this week shows the downward trend may have finally turned the corner.

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News
5:41 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

DCS creates new committees

A study committee examining the Department of Child Services wants the General Assembly to establish two, more permanent groups to oversee how the DCS and other agencies are handling child welfare issues in the state.  

A report unanimously approved by the study committee Tuesday recommends the creation of a DCS Oversight Committee.  Made up of legislators, judges, attorneys and DCS officials, Markle Republican Senator Travis Holdman said the committee would continue the work of the study committee.

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