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Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

INDIANA - The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is asking Hoosiers to limit using cash and pay with a credit card or check when possible.

The BMV is making this request because of the national coin shortage which has directly impacted its branches.

The United States Federal Reserve is experiencing a coin shortage that is currently impacting all Financial Institutions within the U.S.  As a result, the BMV is unable to access additional coin inventory to replenish its supplies.

Activists Call For Hill To Withdraw From ACA Lawsuit

Jul 27, 2018
Protect Our Care Indiana spokesperson Kate Shepherd calls for Indiana to withdraw from a lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Alongside her is Rob Stone, a Bloomington physician and director of Hoosiers For A Commonsense Health Plan. (
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Local health care advocates want Attorney General Curtis Hill to withdraw the state from a lawsuit that aims to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

The advocates delivered letters and a 600-signature petition to Hill’s office Friday.

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Taylor University announced it has severed ties with writing professor Dr. Dennis Hensley after allegations of “significant and credible allegations of serious misconduct,” according to a statement Thursday.

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) was named chairman of a subcommittee created to lead the update of electronic health records for veterans.  The $15.8 billion project was announced last summer by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Despite Efforts To Stop Drift, Dicamba Complaints Up

Jul 12, 2018

Half way through the year, complaints about the weed killer dicamba are increasing. This could mean efforts to stop the chemical from drifting across property lines aren’t working. 

Leaders at a new agriculture and technology charter school say it won’t operate as a virtual school after all.

The Indiana Agriculture and Technology School (IATS) advertised its virtual charter school as online courses partnered with hands on activities at a farm campus in central-Indiana.

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St. Joseph County, Indiana Habitat for Humanity is counting down for the start of the 35th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Works Project during the last week of August. The non-profit hosted a “Kid’s Day” Tuesday for those moving into new homes to mingle with future neighbors.

Jim Williams is the President and CEO of St. Joseph County Habitat for Humanity. He stands under a pavilion at Potawatomi Park in South Bend, as he tries to avoid a collision with kids present for the ‘Kid’s Day’. He says events like this help build a sense of community for those in the program.

Indiana Coal Miners Rally To Keep Pensions

Jul 11, 2018
Hoosier coal miners will join a rally in Columbus, Ohio, to protect their pensions. (Photo courtesy United Mine Workers of America)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana coal miners will join a rally to protect their pensions Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. That’s where a congressional committee plans to discuss what to do about multi-employer pension funds that are in danger of going under due to the recession. 

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting, Brandon Smith talks about new Indiana state laws that take effect July 1st, you’ll hear about the death of Jackson Family patriarch Joe Jackson and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Holly Passi of the Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Health Center about PTSD.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”..  

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the ACLU of Indiana are cheering a recent decision halting a provision of a new Indiana abortion law from taking effect Sunday. A federal judge halted the law, saying it was likely too vague to enforce.

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The Internal Revenue Service is shedding light on the timeline for solar projects, including in Indiana, to get the biggest federal tax incentives.