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8:23 am
Mon April 13, 2015

RFRA Figuring Into Students' Decisions On Indiana Colleges

Prospective IU students say they're judging Bloomington on its own merits, but keeping the state's perspective in mind.
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Almost every day this month, hundreds of prospective students will visit Indiana University’s campus. They either recently committed, or are trying to get one last feel for the university before choosing a school by the May 1 deadline.

Liam Dixon is one of those students taking an April campus tour. He applied to 18 universities and has spent the majority of his senior year at his home in Irvine, Calif. trying to decide which one is the best fit for him. He recently settled on IU.

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General News
6:55 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Adoption Records Bill Dies In Committee

The bill would have made it easier for those adopted during Indiana's sealed records period to access their original birth certificates.
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A bill opening up adoption information from Indiana’s closed records era was sailing through the General Assembly before a House committee quietly killed the measure.  The bill’s author says the Pence administration is behind the legislation’s demise.

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General News
2:01 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Gaming Bill Gets Senate Approval, Will Head Back To House

The gaming bill allows riverboats to move inland on their existing footprint, limits the amount of gaming positions at each casino to whatever their highest number has been since 2007 and caps games at the racetrack casinos to 2,200.
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The Senate Thursday approved a wide-ranging bill aimed at helping the state’s gaming industry stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market.

But a major part of the discussion about the industry’s future will wait until next year.

The gaming bill allows riverboats to move inland on their existing footprint, limits the amount of gaming positions at each casino to whatever their highest number has been since 2007 and caps games at the racetrack casinos to 2,200.

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General News
1:56 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Lafayette Marsh Store On Closing List

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The Marsh supermarket chain continues to shrink.

Marsh announced the closing of four more stores within "the next few weeks" according to a statement from the company.

That includes the store on South Street in Lafayette.

A statement from the company says the closings are because "these stores do not meet our business requirements regarding sales or future growth potential going forward."

It‘s the second time in two years Marsh has closed stores during a time when many national grocery chains are building new stores.

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Government
11:10 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Senate Approves Soccer Stadium, House Committee To Consider Location

Credit Indy Eleven / http://www.indyeleven.com/michael-a-carroll-stadium

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a 20-million-dollar renovation of IUPUI‘s Carroll Stadium for the Indy Eleven soccer team.

Sen. Pete Miller (R-Avon) says the state has a chance to get ahead of the curve as soccer gains in popularity in the US.

The Senate scaled back a House-passed plan to use a tax-recapture mechanism to help the team build a brand-new 80-million-dollar stadium.

Sen. Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) says renovating Carroll Stadium is a much better plan.

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