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Indiana Pork Producers and a Hancock County family farm took their Statehouse testimony to a hog barn this week. The group is worried lawmakers will put more regulations on animal agriculture.

The legislature is studying large animal farms this summer – barns that hold hundreds to thousands of animals. The larger ones are known as CAFOS.

Hill Farms is slightly smaller. Heather Hill says regulations have become stricter over the decades.

The White House announced late Thursday night the federal government will no longer provide cost sharing reductions for Affordable Care Act insurance plans. Indiana insurers — at least the two still left on the exchange — had been bracing for the news.

Early Alzheimer's Study First Of It's Kind

Oct 13, 2017

The study led by the Indiana Universty School of Medicine seeks to discover a better understanding of early-onset Alzheimer’s which could in turn, promote greater understanding of the overall disease.

People who get Alzheimer’s before 65 represent only about five percent of the population living with the disease. These people have been underrepresented in studies but IU School of Medicine professor Liana Apostolova say their predisposition can be telling.

Indiana has begun planning how to use its $40.9 million portion of the Volkswagen pollution settlement.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM, wants public input on a plan to pay to upgrade diesel equipment in places with severe emissions.

VW admitted last year to tampering with emissions equipment in 600,000 of its cars sold in the U.S. The company’s $2.7 billion Clean Air Act settlement includes money for states to offset pollution from the altered cars.

Death Penalty Ban For People With Mental Illness

Oct 11, 2017

Indiana lawmakers Wednesday studied the potential of a move to prohibit the death penalty in cases where a defendant has a serious mental illness.

The majority of people who testified at a study committee hearing – including mental health advocates, public defenders, and the Catholic Church – favor a death penalty ban for people who diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or traumatic brain injuries.

  Notre Dame students and employees gathered outside of the university’s Administration Building to protest the University’s response to the Trump administration’s rollback of the Obama executive order regarding contraception. Protesters said the university has presented itself in a different light in regards to healthcare.
 

Federal Judge, Once A Target Of Trump, Talks Racial Relations At Hispanic Heritage Event

Oct 6, 2017

Curiel was raised in Northern Indiana, and is an alumni of IU's Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)

An Indiana-native federal judge caught up in a controversy with Donald Trump last year spoke Friday at the federal court’s Hispanic Heritage Month event in Indianapolis.

Manufacturers across Indiana are hosting groups of high school students in their factories this week as part of an industry push to connect young people with manufacturing careers.

Students from Carroll Junior-Senior High School visited Ball Manufacturing in Monticello and Subaru of Indiana Automotive.

They finished their day at Kirby Risk in Lafayette. Workers there make electrical systems – miles of colorful wires, twisted by hand across plywood panels and through braiding machines.

courtesy City of Crawfordsville

The co-owner of a film company whose movie led a police officer to fire his gun at an actor in Crawfordsville says he thinks police probably acted appropriately.

Philip Demoret was also acting in the film that his company, Montgomery County Movies, was shooting at a brewery in downtown Crawfordsville.

In it, actor Jim Duff was playing the role of an armed robber. When he walked out of the brewery, he was met by officers training guns on him and ordering him to drop the air pistol he was holding.

2017 Indiana School Grades: More As, Fewer Bs

Oct 4, 2017

The State Board of Education approved school A-F grades for the 2016-2017 school year Wednesday. It reports an increase in the number of schools receiving As and fewer receiving Bs.

Yet the overall percent of schools that received As and Bs is the nearly the same as last year.

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