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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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Leslie’s Lovin It – Facebook Helps You Relive Your FB Life in Touching Video

I was scrolling my Facebook News Feed this morning and found out that my niece is about to loose her first tooth! YEA! Cool! Facebook is very valuable to me because I live so far away from my loved ones and friends. My FB page allows me to see what they are doing and let them share in a portion of my life. Our pics, videos and status updates help us laugh, cry, pray and live together. But what I didn't realize is how important Facebook is in helping ME stop and remember the memories of my life too.

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Indiana Senate Votes to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Indiana is one step closer to legalizing industrial hemp. Earlier this week, the state Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation making it legal in the Hoosier state to farm hemp for profit.

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It’s Official – Recreational Marijuana Is for Sale and Legal In Colorado

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot-button topic for a long time now and in Colorado yesterday, something happened that has never happened before....recreational use of marijuana is now legal in that state and pot stores have opened everywhere to a thriving first day of business..

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Is ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Roberston’s Suspension From the Show Fair? Jon Says Yes

The big news today is the suspension of 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson for Anti-Gay comments Robertson made in a GQ Magazine interview. As you can imagine, reaction to the comments by the Gay and Lesbian community was immediate and strong. Fan reaction to Robertson's suspension was equally swift and strong.

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