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Hoosiers bet about $48 million on sports online last month, the first time such wagers were legally possible in Indiana.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Nov 8, 2019

We end every week with the Friday Pitch-In, where we catch up on some of the biggest Indiana headlines of the week with Digital Producer Lauren Chapman.

Indiana lawmakers on an interim study committee on public health made a series of recommendations as they wrapped up their work this week. The issues could come up next legislative session.

Indiana Reports First Flu Death

Oct 22, 2019

Indiana has reported the first flu-related death of the season. The Marion County Public Health Department confirmed the death occurred there. 

Statewide Expo Connects Indiana Latinos With Jobs

Oct 13, 2019

More than 10,000 attendees went to the Indiana Latino Expo this Friday and Saturday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It connected Hoosier Latinos with information about healthcare, documentation and jobs.

Two programs that link health providers with on-the-ground experts will expand with help from the state. The work builds on the success of previous ECHO projects in Indiana. 

Indiana Voter Registration Deadline Is Monday

Oct 4, 2019

Hoosiers must register to vote by the end of the day Monday if they want to cast a ballot in this November’s election.

All IN: Fall Foliage in Indiana

Oct 2, 2019

Towns in and around Brown County are already seeing more visitors than usual, and the leaves have barely begun to change. In a few weeks, traffic will be backed up along State Road 46, and the town of Nashville will be flooded with tourists. How does Brown County, Indiana deal with over a million leaf gazers in the span of just a few weeks? 

Students equipped with more advanced high school diplomas perform better in college, according to a new report highlighting the need for schools to offer more support for low-income students and students of color.

A new statewide campaign to address sexual assault against women in Indiana launched to raise awareness and change laws around the issue. 

Two major law centers are taking aim at school voucher programs across the country. The groups are kicking off a new campaign to drive more public dollars to public schools, called Public Funds Public Schools. 

Indiana has collected more in taxes so far this new fiscal year than budget writers planned for.

Advanced Energy Job Sector Growing in Indiana

Sep 4, 2019

The national business group Advanced Energy Economy is reporting a 4 percent growth in Indiana jobs last year. That means more Hoosiers than ever are working in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

More Indiana youth are vaping than ever before and the state plans to address the issue. 

State and health leaders joined teens from Fishers High School to announce the new three-part initiative. 

Educators are pressing for an overhaul of the state’s school accountability system after a reported drop in student achievement on the state’s new ILEARN exam – including the state’s top education official.

Indiana is gearing up to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

On Aug. 1, Indiana began a new state policy to help people stop smoking. Now, most Hoosiers can now get smoking cessation medications straight from a pharmacist. State leaders hope this will combat Indiana's high smoking rate. 

Infant Deaths High In Four Midwest States, CDC Says

Aug 2, 2019

Four Midwestern states have infant mortality rates “significantly higher” than the U.S. average, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control says.

On My Way Pre-K Enrollment Open In All Indiana Counties

Jul 29, 2019

Enrollment is open for the state-funded preschool program aimed at low-income families. For the first time seats are available in all 92 counties as part of On My Way Pre-K.

The program provides vouchers for eligible families to help pay tuition at high-rated preschools.

Nicole Norvell of the Family And Social Services Administration says the program is an important step before a child begins kindergarten.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he won’t appeal a federal judge’s recent decision to temporarily halt the state’s latest anti-abortion law.

It’s hot right now in Indiana and it’s only going to get hotter. The Union of Concerned Scientists released a new report on Tuesday that projects how much extreme heat we can expect as the Earth warms. 

State Secured School Safety Grant Applications Open

Jul 12, 2019

Applications for the state’s Secured School Safety Grant program opened Monday. 

Graduation rates at public colleges in Indiana continue to climb, according to a new report from the Commission for Higher Education.

Hoosier taxpayers won’t get an automatic state taxpayer refund in 2019 despite record-level budget reserves.

A change from 2013 explains why the refund wasn’t triggered.

Indiana finished its most recent fiscal year with more money in reserve than it’s ever had.

Study: Cow-Killing Tick Could Spread To Indiana

Jul 9, 2019

A tick that’s realtively new to the U.S. could easily creep into Indiana. A study by Rutgers University shows Indiana has the right climate for the Asian longhorned tick to thrive. 

A special prosecutor assigned to investigate the fatal police shooting of 54-year-old Eric Logan spoke to the press this morning in South Bend. He has marshalled detectives from the Indiana State Police force to aid in the task. 

The Indiana Department of Insurance is warning Hoosiers this Fourth of July season that some insurance policies don’t always cover fireworks damage.

This time of year, it’s hard not to notice all the fireworks stands popping up across Indiana. Our desire to light up the sky on July Fourth is fueling roughly 4,000 seasonal jobs this year.

From early June until about two weeks after the Fourth of July, many fireworks vendors hire temporary workers to keep up with the extra demand of stocking and selling sparklers, bottle rockets, and more.

Most of Indiana’s teachers started or completed the process to renew their licenses this summer, ahead of a new license renewal requirement that went into effect Monday.

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