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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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Lawmakers consider changes to Maine's Clean Election law, Florida offers a big no comment over "arranged" migrant flights to California, and the Global Fragility Act turns U.S. peacekeeping on its head.

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A bipartisan effort aims to preserve AM radio, the Human Rights Campaign declares a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people, and the Atlanta City Council approves funding for a controversial police training center.

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Oregon may expand food stamp eligibility to some undocumented households, rural areas have a new method of accessing money for roads and bridges, and Tennessee's new online tool helps keep track of cemetery locations.

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A Boone County councilwoman was found dead in a swimming pool, rural residents face difficulties with access to mental health services, more information is released in last week's arrest of a state representative and June is Alzheimer's and Brain Health Awareness Month.

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The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms reported in 2021, Indiana exported guns at more than twice the national rate. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

IN 'Moms Demand Action' Group Backs More Responsible Gun Ownership

Grassroots organizations created to address gun violence are on the increase, in Indiana and across the country, in the wake of more mass shootings …

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A new measure in this year's report shows many older adults spent more than 30% of their income on housing. (Adobe stock)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Report: IN Struggles Turning Around High Early Death Rate

Indiana ranks closer to the bottom of U.S. states where you will find healthy seniors living than the top, according to a new report. …

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Late-stage Alzheimer's patients generally need around-the-clock assistance with daily living tasks like eating and bathing. An estimated 6.7 million older Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, June 5, 2023

Alzheimer's Diagnoses Expected to Rise as IN Population Ages

Stress and normal aging often are blamed for a misplaced cell phone, car keys or the words to a familiar song. But these also could be the warning …

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Sarah Van Loon, Midwest regional director for the American Jewish Committee, said it is incumbent upon all of us to teach children about the Holocaust. (Adobe stock)
Midwesterners Have Pivotal Role in Countering Antisemitism

Hoosiers could play a pivotal role in pushing back against a surge of hate and violence against Jews in America. Nearly two-thirds of all …

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Either the Office of Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokia or Dr. Caitlin Bernard can appeal the Indiana Medical Licensing Board's decision in Marion County Superior Court. (Adobe Stock)
Board Fines Indiana Doc for Speaking about 10-Year-Old's Abortion

An Indiana licensing board has fined a local physician $3,000 and handed her a letter of reprimand after she went public about a 10-year-old Ohio pati…

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CDC data from 2020 reveals about one in 36 children in the United States is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with ASD than girls. (Adobe Stock)
Indiana School Tailors Program for College Students with Autism

College is the opportunity to gain some independence, learn time management and make new friends. But high school graduates with autism spectrum …

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Advocates say Mental Health Awareness Month helps fight the stigma that is often associated with mental illness. (Adobe stock)
May in Indiana About More Than Racing

Ask Hoosiers to describe May in Indiana, and you'll likely hear about the Indianapolis 500, but this month is about more than racing. May is Mental …

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An environmental advocate says nature and quiet spaces are important to businesses looking for new locations to expand or build. (Adobe stock)
Indiana Scores Record Conservation Funding in Polarized Statehouse

As dust settles from the 2023 Indiana legislative session, Hoosiers may discover lawmakers made some decisions with which members from both sides of …

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According to Indiana Small Business Statistics, between 1994 and 2018, Indiana small business employment grew by 4.2%, reaching 1.2 million employees in 2018. (Adobe Stock)
IN Small Businesses Thrive Despite Challenges

Starting a business is fraught with decisions ranging from defining the type of business to start, choosing whether to be a home-based, online…

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Teamwork, games, craft making and science projects create fun and learning activities for children. (Adobe stock)
IN Camp Pairs Children with Differences and Similarities

Summer day camps are a welcome break for kids and parents when the school year ends. One camp wants to make activities such as craft making, …

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A student advisor said students are moving the climate change debate forward because it is very difficult to ignore kids talking about their future. (Adobe stock)
Indiana Group Amplifies Student Voices on Climate Crisis

An Indiana-based environmental group is amplifying the voices of high school students who write about the environment and climate change. Earth …

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According to Indiana Suicide Prevention, the state's suicide rate in 2017 was the highest rate observed in over five decades. (Adobe Stock)
Hospital Network Collaborates to Boost Suicide Prevention

Indianapolis-based Community Health Network is part of a new group of hospitals working together to stop suicide. Research shows half the people who …

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