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Indiana lawmakers urged to strengthen casino industry

December 10, 2012
Associated Press
A southern Indiana economic development association is urging the Legislature to strengthen the state's casino industry by revising existing gambling laws to allow it to remain competitive as casinos open in surrounding states.
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Potential of higher car rental taxes drawing fire

December 10, 2012
Associated Press
People who come to Indianapolis for business, ball games or other reasons could pay more for their visits if local officials decide to raise taxes on car rentals and professional sports tickets early next year.
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Court dismisses paper's appeal over online comments

December 10, 2012
Associated Press
The state Court of Appeals has dismissed The Indianapolis Star's appeal of a local judge's order requiring it to identify a person who made anonymous comments on its website that a former chief executive of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana contends were defamatory.
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IndyCar releases Lotus from engine-supply contract

December 7, 2012
Associated Press
IndyCar has released Lotus from its contract, leaving Chevrolet and Honda as the only two engine suppliers for the upcoming season.
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Funding cuts may pull plug on school broadcasting

December 7, 2012
Associated Press
In August, Greenfield city officials decided to drastically slash funds for Greenfield-Central High School's broadcasting program. The future of the programs remains in a state of limbo for the 2013-14 school year and beyond.
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Retirement could change for some IU officials

December 7, 2012
Associated Press
Many high-ranking administrators at Indiana University would be allowed to work past the school's current mandated retirement age of 65 under a proposed new policy that one official said would better reflects current careers.
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Lugar starting Washington program for UIndy

December 7, 2012
Associated Press
Lugar is starting an internship program with the University of Indianapolis that will operate out of Washington, D.C. He has also agreed to deliver a handful of lectures each year as a distinguished professor at the private university.
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U.S. economy adds 146,000 jobs as unemployment rate slips

December 7, 2012
Associated Press
The Labor Department's report Friday offered a mixed picture of the economy. Hiring remained steady during November in the face of looming tax increases. But the jobless rate slipped in part because more people stopped looking for work.
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Pence travels Indiana to thank supporters, voters

December 6, 2012
Associated Press
Gov.-elect Mike Pence pledged to work with both parties to improve Indiana's economy but sidestepped potential political minefields as he hit the road Thursday for a two-day trip to thank supporters who helped him win the governor's office.
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Judge orders new venue for officer in fatal crash

December 6, 2012
Associated Press
Marion County Judge Grant Hawkins said the case surrounding David Bisard had generated too much publicity for him to get a fair trial in central Indiana.
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Gas leaks force 29 from central Indiana apartments

December 6, 2012
Associated Press
Authorities have ordered the 29 residents of an Anderson apartment complex to leave their homes until gas leaks found in all five of its buildings can be repaired.
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Indiana county giving $50 million boost to food company

December 6, 2012
Associated Press
The Wayne County Council on Wednesday approved a $50 million bond issue as part of Sugar Creek Packing Co.'s plans to expand and refurbish the former Really Cool Foods plant near Cambridge City.
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Feds say Indy company ran auto lien scheme

December 5, 2012
Associated Press
An Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles employee and two others have been charged with stealing cars from banks by filing fake mechanic's liens.
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Purdue hires football coach Hazell from Kent State

December 5, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University has hired Darrell Hazell as its new football coach. Hazell won this season's Mid-American Conference coach of the year award after leading Kent State to its first winning season since 2001.
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Key senator against changes to Indiana schools chief

December 4, 2012
Associated Press
The leader of Indiana's Senate Education Committee said Tuesday that Republicans shouldn't change the state schools superintendent position to one appointed by the governor following the election of a Democrat to that office.
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Indiana considers private firm for final I-69 legs

December 4, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana is considering hiring a private firm to design and build the stretch of Interstate 69 from Bloomington to Martinsville.
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Indiana senator seeks 'truth in education' law

December 4, 2012
Associated Press
Senate Education Committee chairman Dennis Kruse said he would not introduce a creationism measure again this year, choosing a lighter tack instead. His new proposal, he said, would encourage students to question a broad range of topics in the classroom.
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Longtime Pence aide to serve as chief of staff

December 4, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Gov.-elect Mike Pence's top congressional aide is moving to the governor's office to serve as his chief of staff.
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New section of Interstate 69 getting positive reviews

December 4, 2012
Associated Press
Users of the new 67-mile stretch of Interstate 69 that opened two weeks ago in southern Indiana say it is already saving them time and money.
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Purdue to shut down construction inspection office

December 4, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University plans to eliminate 22 jobs by shutting down its in-house construction inspection department.
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Indiana experiencing surge in wind power market

December 2, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana has a wind resource of 148,228 megawatts, the 15th biggest in the country, according to industry trade group the American Wind Energy Association. And its growing.
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Crews face deadline on central Indiana wind farm project

November 30, 2012
Associated Press
Construction crews are hustling to beat a Dec. 31 deadline to get 125 turbines in operation for a wind farm that is eventually planned to reach into four central Indiana counties.
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KAR Auction Services declares first dividend

November 30, 2012
Associated Press
Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. is declaring its first quarterly dividend since going public in December 2009.
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Auto parts supplier expanding Indiana operations

November 30, 2012
Associated Press
Tenneco Inc. plans on spending $18.5 million to expand its northeastern Indiana operations after winning a contract to supply emission-control parts to Chrysler. The manufacturer said it will hire an additional 100 workers.
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Honda gets a makeover, revamps Civic to fix flaws

November 29, 2012
Associated Press
Just 19 months after its Civic compact, which is manufactured in Greensburg, hit showrooms and was slammed by critics, Honda has revamped the car, giving it a sportier look and upgrading the interior.
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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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