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Lakeshore Update, January 18, 2019

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the winter advisory warning watch, the state is invalidating ISTEP scores for an entire school in Gary, Brandon Smith reports on the State of the State Address, the Lake County commissioners defeat broader gunfire limits and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Anthony Swinger of the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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Regionally Speaking, Monday, January 21, 2019

Today: Ed Feigenbaum, the editor of the "Indiana Gaming Insight" and "Indiana Legislative Insight" newsletters for Hannah News Service, joins us to talk about two measures in the 2019 General Assembly -- one, supporting changes toward economic development for the city of Gary and the other, that focuses on changes on Indiana gaming. The first bill is sponsored by Gary state Senator Eddie Melton, and Ed talks about its complexity and the chances it has of becoming law. Later, we talk with...

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

UPDATE: Second USS Lead Hearing Cancelled Due To Government Shutdown

The Environmental Protection Agency has cancelled a public hearing on a cleanup plan at the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago due to the government shutdown. The meeting was set for Thursday Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the former Carrie Gosch School.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. The president's demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding — and Democrats' opposition — has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. Here we check some of the arguments made by the president and top Democrats in their response. Trump's Speech Claim 1: Humanitarian and security crisis "There is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our Southern border."...

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Without question, the top girl's basketball matchup for tonight will take place at Crown Point.  We will break down the game for you right here on sports.  And baseball season (translated: warm weather) is just around the corner and the Railcats are preparing for the upcoming season with roster moves to bring back some of there core players.  We'll tell you who's coming back for the Cats right here. 

Amazon's announcement, last year, that it is building a new headquarters in Queens, a borough of New York City, received mixed reactions. Some were excited about the tens of thousands of jobs the tech juggernaut is promising to bring. Others wonder if they will even get access to those jobs, and if the area's already overburdened infrastructure can handle the influx of population.

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