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Oct 07, 2014 |
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Wants to Attract Business Investment Opportunities FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Governor Mike Pence will lead a delegation of Hoosier business officials Wednesday on a jobs and economic development mission to Toronto, strengthening Indiana’s economic ties with Canada and marketing Indiana’s business development success story. 
Oct 06, 2014 |
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South Split Project Chosen to National Top Ten FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) needs the public’s help in raising $10,000 for the Indiana State Transportation Workers Foundation, which provides needed financial assistance to the families of INDOT workers who are killed or disabled in the line of duty. Last month, the American...
Oct 06, 2014 |
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Plan to honor volunteers and foster youth FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - The 18th annual Indiana Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) conference will celebrate “Hometown Heroes” on October 11.  The conference is an opportunity for volunteers to receive training on how to better advocate for abused and neglected children.  As a part of the program the Supreme Court will...
Sep 10, 2014 |
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Property owners object to land grab, river trail in their front yards By Rick Yencer MUNCIE INDIANA  (NEWS) -  Dana Richardson thought it was a waste of tax money to built a trail that does not connect to anything. "That's just wrong," she said. Yorktown wants to build a trail, now estimated at $1.4 million along a mile stretch of River Road, that would eventually connect with Yorktown's other...
Aug 21, 2014 |
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Money might run out for Social Security, Medicare in a decade By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA - U.S. Sen. Dan Coats thought a congressional budget report that money would run out for entitlements like Social Security and Medicare in a decade would be bigger news. "We just cannot sustain government spending the way is going," said The Republican from Indiana. Coats pointed out that an extension was...
Jul 30, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT WASHINGTON DC (NEWS) - Today, Congressman Luke Messer voted for the Veterans’ Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230).  This bill reforms the Veterans Administration (VA) and provides better access to quality care for our nation’s veterans. “Taking care of our veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” said Congressman Luke Messer. “After years of mismanagement...
Jul 24, 2014 |
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Community ready to clear inner city of abandoned, vacant homes, businesses By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Federal dollars will clear some blocks like along North Jefferson Street where empty houses outnumber family homes. Community Development Director Terry Whitt Bailey celebrated the community's award of $2.9 million, the most of any Indiana city in the latest round of Hardest Hit Fund...
Jun 28, 2014 |
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Same sex couples marry in Delaware County, throughout the state By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Jeff Garrett and David Franklin waited 18 months for that moment that same sex marriage was legal in Indiana although it only lasted 48 hours. "I never thought that would happen," said Garrett, who was waiting in line with Franklin to get a marriage license this week. Also in that line was...
Jun 25, 2014 |
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Federal court order throws out same sex marriage ban, same sex marriage begins By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS)  Julia Corbett Hemeyer has performed commitment ceremonies for same sex couples in Delaware County.  And she called the federal court ruling that throws out the ban on same sex marriage in Indiana a step in the right direction, awaiting that first ceremony where she can legally...
Jun 25, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT WASHINGTON DC (NEWS) - Today, this year’s Congressional Art Competition Winner from Indiana’s 6th District got to tour the U.S. Capitol and see her art on display for the first time.  Jennifer Wheeler is a Morristown High School student and came to D.C. for the Congressional Art Competition winners’ reception which will be held tonight.  “Jennifer is certainly a talented art...
Jun 04, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANA STATEHOUSE (NEWS) - State Representative Todd Huston (R-Fishers) was awarded a 96 percent rating based on his strong support for pro-economy and pro-jobs legislation from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Rep. Huston received the highest score of all 100 State Representatives in the annual evaluation. “Great progress was made during the 2014 legislative session and...

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