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Is It Legal to Record Police in the Performance of Their Duties? – Yes, Up to a Point

In light of the tragic shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the debate about whether the general public can record a police officer during the performance of his or her duties has really heated up. The answer is yes, you can, but....

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Obesity
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Strange New Anti-Obesity Video Campaign – Is It Going Too Far Or Not Far Enough? You Decide [Video]

Obesity is one of THE most talked about topics today and everyone has an opinion. There have been many public service campaigns about obesity, some that get a lot of attention for various reasons, and some that get almost no attention. A new video campaign is raising more than a few eyebrows and some say it goes too far.

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Using Drones to Photograph Weddings is Illegal

Hiring a photographer for your wedding is one of the most important decisions for your big day, but before you do, make sure how you want it photographed is legal. Wait....what? One of the hottest fads right now for wedding photography is the use of drones for spectacular overhead views.

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Washington Redskins Lose Trademark Protection of Their Name and Logo – Fair or Wrong?

The U.S. Patent Office, in a ruling on Wednesday has canceled all trademarks associated with the Washington Redskins name and logo, ruling the nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans."

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Jon’s Thought of the Day – Time For The Washington Redskins To Change Their Name [Video]

The controversy surrounding the use of the term 'Redskins' to denote the NFL team in our nation's capitol has been a delicate topic for several years now and pressure is mounting on team owner Dan Snyder to change the name, who seems to be the only person in favor of keeping the name as is.

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City Council Member Releases Recording of Audit Exit Interview [Audio Included]

City Council member Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley today released a recording she made of the exit interview with the State Board of Accounts regarding the 2012 audit of the City of Evansville's books

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New Yorkers Go To The Polls In Mayoral Primary
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Where to Go to Vote in Vanderburgh County

Today is primary election day. The voting centers allow you to cast your vote at whatever center is most convenient for you. Here's a list of the voting center locations:

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Killer Whale Shows Could be Going Away at Sea World

Imagine a world,  Sea World actually, without Shamu The Killer Whale. If one California lawmaker has his way, killer whale shows would end at Sea World in San Diego. A bill being introduced in the California State Assembly, bill AB2140, could prohibit Sea World from keeping killer whales in captivity.

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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dies at 84

Under normal circumstances most of us would not celebrate a death and the word 'celebrate' might not be the correct word to use here... But I don't think there will be a lot of mourning for Fred Phelps who is dead at the age of 84. Phelps is best known as the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Indiana Lawmaker Says the Humane Society Is Trying to Outlaw Hunting and Fishing

Indiana lawmakers fighting to protect the right to “hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife” recently failed at passing an amendment to the Indiana Constitution.

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Did You Know the IRS Can Read Your E-Mails If They Choose to?

Wow - a couple of days ago, I posted a blog about the IRS looking at your Facebook page to see if you are cheating on your taxes. Now, we found out that they can go into your e-mail accounts and read your e-mails if they want to...pretty scary huh? The good news is that this is only a possibility if some sort of red flag appears on your tax return, but they can look regardless.

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Evansville Smoking Ban Ruled Unconstitutional by Indiana State Supreme Court

In a 3-2 decision, the Indiana State Supreme Court has overturned the Evansville smoking ban that included bars and private clubs. Now, before you get all hot and bothered and think the smoking light is back on in your favorite restaurant and places like the Ford Center...it's not. This ruling primarily concerns the ban on bars and private clubs.

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