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5:40 am
Wed August 27, 2014

No Timeline For Decision In Gay Marriage Case

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The 7th Circuit Court of appeals does not have a timeline on when it will rule in the lawsuits again Indiana and Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage bans.

A three-judge panel heard oral arguments Tuesday.

The appeals court judges kept attorneys on both sides on their toes with questions throughout the arguments.

Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher was only a few sentences in when Judge Richard Posner started asking questions.

The state’s argument largely lies in the idea that Indiana has an interest in regulating procreation through marriage.

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General News
10:05 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Indiana Excise Police Stepping Up Enforcement of Alcohol Laws

Indiana Excise Police are stepping up enforcement of alcohol laws as students return to college campuses in Indiana.
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Indiana State Excise Police will be on the lookout for alcohol-related offenses as college students return to campus for the fall semester.

Corporal Travis Thickstun says they want to remind students to not make poor choices when it comes to alcohol.

"There are a number of laws like minor consumption, public intoxication, furnishing alcohol to minors (and) possession of false ID‘s that we‘re really going to be zeroing in on over the next couple weeks as students return to campus."

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General News
9:52 am
Mon August 25, 2014

More Indiana Dentists Going Corporate

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More and more dentists are going corporate in Indiana.

The Indiana Dental Association cites a 25% jump in 2010 in what they call "large group practices," which are branded, corporate-type entities.

IDA Executive Director Doug Bush says most dentists in Indiana still maintain independent practices.

However, he says the trend seems targeted at young, new dentists who choose to work for dental management service groups.

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General News
9:43 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Future Of Marriage Equality In Indiana To Be Considered In Chicago

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Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases.

The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban.

Kyle Megrath, marriage coordinator with Hoosiers Unite for Marriage, says momentum is building with over three dozen court cases nationwide ruling in favor of marriage equality.

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General News
10:10 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Ball State Researcher Working On Treatment For Bat-Killing Fungus

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A biology professor at Ball State University is working with other Midwest researchers to find a treatment for a fungus that’s killing the country’s bats at a record rate.  

Bats carry a negative reputation through most of the world.  This week, scientists announced a theory that bats are the cause of the rapid spread of the Ebola virus that is devastating regions of Africa.  But Ball State associate professor Tim Carter says bats play a critical role in our ecosystem.

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