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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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General News
6:10 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Purdue Study Seeks To Improve Early Diagnosis Of Autism

Two-year-old Max is participating in Purdue's Infant Sibling Study, which seeks to to better understand the development of autism in young children.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Research being done at Purdue aims to improve the tools for diagnosis and reduce the average age of diagnosis.

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General News
1:59 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski

The mayor looks at West Lafayette's State Street project as a benefit to Lafayette's downtown as well.
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As the State Street project looms in West Lafayette, its impact is likely to be felt across the river as well. Will putting a new West Lafayette downtown so close to Lafayette’s make the two competitors? Or can the cities quite literally bridge the downtowns together and create an additional synergy? We put that idea to Tony Roswarski this week on Ask The Mayor…

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General News
8:35 am
Wed April 8, 2015

E-Liquid Regulations Bill Passes Senate

The manufacturing of e-liquids is largely unregulated by the state.
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Legislation regulating people who manufacture and sell liquids used in e-cigarettes took a step closer to the governor’s desk Tuesday. Its Senate sponsor says the bill tries to find a middle ground in regulating a new industry.

The manufacturing of e-liquids, also called vaping liquids, is largely unregulated by the state.

Legislation approved by the Senate would impose bottling and labeling requirements, including the use of child-proof safety caps, create a licensing system, and require stringent security measures.

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