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This year, with increasing numbers of Hoosiers being fully vaccinated and a growing sense that the worst of the pandemic has passed, Indiana State Parks officials expect business to boom again.

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INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis police officer was speeding and made an illegal lane change just before his patrol car struck and killed a pregnant woman last year near a highway ramp, the woman’s boyfriend alleges in a federal lawsuit.

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MUNCIE — Federal prosecutors are objecting to an effort by four Muncie police officers to delay their trial on allegations they used excessive force during arrests or tried to cover up that misconduct.

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than 30 Indiana Senate Republicans joined the growing list of politicians calling for Indiana University to reverse course and rescind its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students and staff, saying they had “grave concerns.”

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INDIANAPOLIS — While Indiana University faces political backlash over its plans to require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for all students and employees, Purdue University is offering a chance at winning a full year’s tuition for students who get the shots.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a May 22 story about the Hoosier Lottery’s financial performance, The Associated Press, based on information in a story by The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette, erroneously reported that lottery contractor IGT Indiana paid a $3.6 million penalty to the state last year for …

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INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 20 state legislators are protesting Indiana University’s decision to require all students and employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, and they want the governor to block the move.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general argues in new legal filings that the governor is wrongly trying to use the courts to expand his powers with a lawsuit challenging the authority state legislators have given themselves to intervene during public emergencies.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will drop out of the federal program providing an extra $300 in weekly payments to unemployed workers and other programs that expanded unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor announced Monday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Lawyers for Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb are deriding the state attorney general’s arguments that he can block the governor from asking the courts to stop a new law giving legislators more authority to intervene during public emergencies.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Abortion rights groups asked a federal judge Tuesday to block a new Indiana law that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a disputed treatment for potentially stopping the abortion process.

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Just weeks after state health officials opened up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all Hoosiers ages 16 and older, regulators have seen a decline in demand even as case numbers increase.

INDIANAPOLIS — In an unusual and historic year, lawmakers left the state capitol Thursday without finishing all of their 2021 business, purposefully leaving without filing the “sine die” motion to mark the end of session.

On Friday, police arrested a Kokomo man — listed on the Kokomo School Corporation’s website as a kindergarten teacher at Elwood Haynes Elementary School — after they say he was engaged in the possession and distribution of child pornography.

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A bill regulating hospital relationships with their patients and communities inspired several amendments in the closing weeks of the 2021 session, with Indiana lawmakers attempting to amend Senate Bill 325 to ban “vaccine passports” and drug price transparency on Monday.

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Within hours, lawmakers passed two bills through committees that would impact the health of pregnant women, but the principles of the two bills conflict.

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The Republican Party holds the Indiana governor’s office, supermajorities in both legislative chambers and the majority of county-level elected offices.

INDIANAPOLIS — In contrast to the “tsunami” of bills nationwide restricting ballot access after the 2020 elections, voting bills in Indiana have yielded some “modest” steps forward, according to voting advocates and bill sponsors.

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In the year since Bette Mathias had gone to church much had changed — masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing replaced the hugging she remembered but, after so much time away, it was welcomed.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb indirectly confronted lawmakers about their efforts to undo the emergency powers he utilized throughout the course of the pandemic, including the statewide mask mandate and building capacity limits.

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Indiana legislators passed several criminal justice bills Tuesday that will limit prosecutorial discretion and change how Indiana treats incarcerated youth.

The one-story, one-room structure will include no lights, no running water and no air-conditioning. A single, 120-volt electrical outlet and a wheelchair ramp will be the lone elements of modern living. Four windows and two doors will let in guests and the breeze.

Firefighters with the Kokomo Fire Department spent several hours early-Tuesday morning working to contain a fire that broke out at the Kokomo Tribune offices, at the intersection of Union and Mulberry streets.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s teachers are paid too little for the work they do but raising their salaries to be competitive will cost an estimated $600 million, according to the state’s highly anticipated Teacher Compensation Report.

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has named Notre Dame University’s public affairs director as Indiana’s first-ever chief equity, inclusion and opportunity officer effective Feb. 1.

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