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Should the State Cover the Cost of Textbook Rental in Indiana?

The debate about textbook rental fees in Indiana schools has been raging for years with good arguments on both sides. According to the State Constitution of 1816, public education is to be provided free of charge, which makes you wonder about the policy of parents paying huge fees for the use of textbooks.

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Indiana Cold Beer Sales Opponents Fight It Out in Federal Court

The debate surrounding the rights of Indiana convenience stores and their ability to sell cold beer is foaming over this week in Indianapolis.

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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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Evansville Men Busted in Wyoming Trafficking Marijuana Bound for Indiana

Southern Indiana stoners may be about to experience a bit of a pot drought.

According to reports, two Evansville men were busted earlier this week in Wyoming after authorities discovered felonious amounts of marijuana in their vehicle, which was bound for right here in the River City.

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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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Indiana Health Officials Say the H1N1 Flu Virus Is Back

Indiana health officials are warning residents that the H1N1 flu is becoming a problem here in the Hoosier state.

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New Study Finds Indiana Girls Struggle More With Weight, Sex, Substance Abuse Than Peers Across the Nation

According to a new report, girls being raised in Indiana are susceptible to more trials and tribulations than their male counterparts and peers across the nation.

Researchers at St. Mary’s College recently put Hoosier girls under the microscope in hopes of getting a detailed look into their overall health and well-being. What the

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Hoosiers Still Earning Less Income Than the National Average

Hoosiers continue to earn less money than most of the country, as a new report shows that median household income across the state of Indiana is nearly 10-percent less than the national average.

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Hoosier Foodie: Bacon Donuts at the Indiana State Fair

Here in Indiana, fair food is a huge part of the Hoosier diet - with the state’s mad science culinary vision and its you name it, we’ll deep fry it philosophy, you can never really tell, exactly, what sort of bizarre food you will find being served out of a mobile food cart. Take, for example, bacon donuts.

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Indiana ACLU Filing Suit Against the City of Evansville Over Crosses on Riverside Drive

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a suit on behalf of two residents of Vanderburgh County. Citing the First Amendment, the suit takes aim at the City of Evansville for agreeing to allow a local church to display religious symbols on public property.

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Time for the Annual Debate Over Indiana Time Zones

Here we go again. Daylight Saving Time officially begins this Sunday at 2am, as we spring forward - and with the time change, comes the annual debate for changing Indiana's time zones. This debate has been raging for so long and nothing has been accomplished. So, why are we still debating this? Simple. Because everyone has a different opinion and nobody can agree.

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Indiana Legislators Will Finally Take Up a Bill to End the Ban on Sunday Alcohol Sales

It was just about one year ago the Indiana General Assembly refused to give a hearing to a bill, which would allow Sunday alcohol sales leaving Indiana and Connecticut as the only states with such a ban. A few months later, Connecticut lifted their ban thus, leaving Indiana as the only hold out on lifting the ban. That could finally change as the House public policy committee scheduled a hearing on a bill to lift the ban and allow carry-out liquor sales.

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