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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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General News
4:56 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Zoeller Memo To Clerks: Some June Gay Marriages Might Be Invalid

If the paperwork wasn't done right (or on time), the Attorney General's office is suggesting getting another license.
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The Indiana Attorney General’s office is warning same sex couples who got married in a narrow window in June that their marriages may not be valid.

On June 25, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young ruled Indiana’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional -- and didn’t stay the effects of his ruling. 

Two days later, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals did halt the ruling.  And in those two days, hundreds of same sex couples across the state got marriage licenses. 

But the Attorney General’s office says some of those marriages could be invalid. 

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General News
11:26 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Pence Likes GOP Proposals To Increase School Funding While Maintaining A Balanced Budget

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Governor Pence says he‘ll roll out his legislative agenda sometime between Election Day and New Year‘s.

"We're in the process of crafting first our budget, which will encompass the great deal of the agenda that we bring into this session," says Pence. "We're also developing, in consultation with members of the General Assembly, a broad range of policy proposals. This is a budget session so the budget will really be a priority."

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General News
11:05 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Purdue Expert Predicts Improved Holiday Sales

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It‘s only the middle of October, but stores are already thinking about how much they‘d like to sell over the coming holiday season.

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General News
11:31 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Indiana's Small Farmers Can Benefit from Changes in Federal Loan Program

Changes to USDA loan programs have increased their flexibility, and could help more beginning farmers develop their faming business and grow a profit.
Credit Ron Nichols/NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is improving farm loans by expanding eligibility and lending limits to more beginning farmers.

Traci Bruckner, senior associate for agriculture and conservation policy at the Center for Rural Affairs, says the changes are part of a successful micro-loan program that has benefited first-time farmers.

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