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4:37 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Part Of One Gay Marriage Suit Against Indiana Reinstated

Four couples who married outside the state have been told they can proceed with their suit to make Indiana recognize their unions.
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The federal judge who declared Indiana‘s gay marriage ban unconstitutional has reinstated part of a separate marriage lawsuit against the state.

In an order filed on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Young restored a suit from four same-sex couples who were married outside Indiana.

The couples sued Governor Pence in an effort to get the state to recognize their marriages as legal. Attorney General Greg Zoeller‘s office asked that the lawsuit be dismissed, saying the governor did not have the authority to affirm the legality of marriages.

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General News
10:13 am
Wed September 17, 2014

As Purdue Shooter Sentencing Looms, School Still Responding To January’s Violence

Alertus emergency beacons have been installed in 27 large classrooms across the West Lafayette campus. These beacons are approximately the size of a tablet computer and are located at the front of the room, in full view of the class. The beacons have lights and an audio alarm, which will be activated at the same time an emergency text alert is issued. The text message will also appear on the screen of the beacon.
Credit Purdue News Service photo/Ray Cubberley

Cody Cousins, the man who pled guilty to murdering a Purdue student in January, is set to be sentenced in Tippecanoe County Court Friday.

Purdue officials have spent the time since the shooting beefing up the school’s security measures.

But some on campus say there’s more left to do before everyone knows how to respond to a similar situation in the future.

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General News
10:11 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Conference To Address Problem Of Elder Abuse In Indiana

IPAC Deputy Director Suzanne O'Malley says 90 percent of elder abusers are family members.
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The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC) is gathering stakeholders for a conference this Thursday that it calls a “first step” in addressing the growing problem of elder abuse. The meeting will involve healthcare workers, attorneys, law enforcement, and state officials.

Indiana is unique in that its Adult Protective Services are provided by prosecutors at the local level.

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Education
10:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Higher Ed Commission Announces Plan To Encourage College Dropouts To Return

The Commission for Higher Education wants to encourage more than 700,000 students with some college credit but no degree to return to school.
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The Commission for Higher Education this week is planning a communication campaign to convince Hoosiers with some college credit but no college degree to go back to school. That description applies to more than seven hundred thousand people across the state.

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Government
4:37 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Lugar: An Independent Scotland Is Bad For The U.S.

Former Sen. Richard Lugar, once head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says the UK would be weakened by an independent Scotland, thus weakening efforts at peace in the Middle East.
Credit Mike Loizzo / WBAA News

Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) is speaking out on this week’s independence referendum in Scotland. Lugar says he hopes the vote that would separate Scotland from the United Kingdom fails.

Analysts say the vote looks tight and could go either way. Lugar, the former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says if Scotland breaks away, it‘ll change the face of the United Kingdom as we know it and directly impact the U.S.

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