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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.
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...
May 09, 2014 |
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Messer: "A great day for students across the country" FREE PRESS REPORT WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act, H.R. 10 which includes an amendment introduced by Congressman Luke Messer.  H.R. 10 streamlines funding for charter schools and improves every state’s ability to create and replicate successful charter school models.  The...
May 05, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS)  – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced today that 18 victims of foreclosure-rescue fraud have started receiving payments from the state’s Consumer Protection Assistance Fund (CPAF). Zoeller, whose office administers the fund, said consumers’ losses ranged from $595 to $3,500 and totaled more than $40,880. Affected consumers will receive...
May 05, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Whether disenchanted by Capital Hill, or disillusioned by personal grudges locally, voters are showing little interest in Tuesday's primary election. Early voting in Delaware County on Monday reflected only 1,700 ballots cast out of more than 88,800 registered. Polls in Delaware County and elsewhere in Indiana and the nation are open Tuesday 6 a.m.-6p.m....
May 02, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Earlier today, the United States Department of Education (USED) announced that a condition was being placed on Indiana’s flexibility waiver under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that was requested in 2012.  This condition was placed as a result of a routine monitoring visit conducted by USED in August of 2013.  Several other states that have undergone...
May 02, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - The Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE) today adopted new academic standards for Math and English/Language Arts in Indiana public schools by a vote of 10-1. The adoption followed a months-long process that began last fall and included the inputs from Indiana educators, higher education faculty, content experts and community members.  Originally...
May 02, 2014 |
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Indiana School Nutrition Association announces 2014 School Food Service Employee of the Year: Debbie Wombles FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, May 3rd the Indiana School Nutrition Association (ISNA) will award Debbie Wombles as the 2014 School Food Service Employee of the Year.  The Palms – located at 2353 East Perry Road in Plainfield – will host the 17th annual ISNA Awards Luncheon...
Apr 23, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT NEW YORK, NY (NEWS) -- Online poker players in the United States should be watching the news coming out of New York City carefully. While Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have already moved forward with legalizing online poker, New York may be joining them. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed in 2006, which made it illegal to transfer funds to U.S....

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