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Health
11:05 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Indy Hospitals Developing Ebola Protocol

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Hospitals across Indiana are on guard for Ebola. There haven‘t been any confirmed cases in the Hoosier state as of yet. However, various facilities are evaluating their plans in an effort to reassure the public.

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General News
10:55 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Outlook For Winter In Indiana Unclear

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At least one expert is predicting a milder winter for much of the United States this year, although the outlook for Indiana is unclear.

Mike Halpert is the Acting Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association‘s Climate Prediction Center.

He says the upcoming winter season in Indiana actually has an equal chance of being warmer than normal or colder than normal.  

But Halpert expects El Nino to bring warmer conditions to much of the U.S. this winter.

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Government
5:25 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Frankfort Council Slows Mayor's Accelerated Push To Revamp Old Stoney

Frankfort's main civic building needs almost $5 million in renovations.
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The Frankfort City Council has rejected an ordinance that would have paid for detailed drawings of potential renovations in Old Stoney, the city hall building.

The request for additional funding for the architectural drawings was pushed by the Frankfort Board of Works and Mayor Chris McBarnes, who says he and the board have been “aggressive” in their approach to the restoration of Old Stoney.

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Elections & Politics
5:18 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

In Redrawn District, Democrats Targeting Mike Delph On His Gay Marriage Stance

Mike Delph won his last race by 18 points, but his district has changed and he's taken heat for battling on Twitter against same-sex marriage.
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Democrats are mounting a full-court press to unseat one of the most conservative members of the Indiana Senate.

Carmel Republican Mike Delph won his last reelection race by 18 points, narrowly winning the district‘s Indianapolis precincts while piling up most of his seven-thousand-vote margin in conservative Hamilton County.

Since then, Delph‘s L-shaped district has been slightly redrawn, adding Zionsville and more of Indy‘s westside.

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Government
1:12 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes
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Some questions asked of the mayor this week:

As we gear up for the next session of the General Assembly, which will be devoted to crafting a new two-year budget, what will you be doing to try and convince lawmakers to funnel more money toward infrastructure improvements?

House Republicans announced their legislative agenda this week. In a nutshell, it includes more funding for schools, while maintaining a balanced budget and a strong surplus. What are your initial reactions to the agenda?

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