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Rain aids Indiana soybeans, but Isaac worries farmers

August 29, 2012
Associated Press
A Purdue University farm expert says recent rainfall has delivered a late-season boost to Indiana's drought-stressed soybean crop.
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Anderson tests new pavement-recycling process

August 29, 2012
Associated Press
Anderson is the first city in Indiana to try a process that uses infrared technology to heat and melt existing asphalt, which is then broken up and removed, mixed with fresh oil and returned to the road surface.
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Romney to address veterans in Indianapolis

August 29, 2012
Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will focus on veterans' issues with a Wednesday afternoon speech to the American Legion in Indianapolis as speakers at the GOP convention in Florida address defense and foreign affairs.
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Salmonella at Indiana farm matches outbreak strain

August 28, 2012
Associated Press
A southwestern Indiana cantaloupe farm is the source of at least some of the salmonella responsible for an outbreak that sickened people in 21 states and killed two Kentucky residents, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.
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Pence seeks cheap energy, new nuclear reactors

August 28, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence is calling for more innovation on energy sources, improved transmission infrastructure and a renewed focus on nuclear energy.
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Illinois governor rejects plan to expand state's gambling

August 28, 2012
Associated Press
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday rejected a bill to expand gambling in the state, including a new land-based casino in Chicago, saying the proposal lacked sufficient regulatory oversight. The plan proposed four new riverboat casinos and allowing slot machines at racetracks.
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Oil search planned at Indiana State campus

August 28, 2012
Associated Press
Terre Haute's public works board voted Monday to give permission for a Michigan company to begin seismic testing at several locations on university-owned property near the city's downtown.
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Candidate Gregg 'leaning' to hybrid health exchange

August 27, 2012
Associated Press
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says he likely would support a hybrid health insurance exchange for Hoosiers if elected in November.
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Toyota adding jobs this fall at Indiana factory

August 27, 2012
Associated Press
Toyota says it is hiring the first wave of new employees this fall for an expected 400-person addition to the work force at its southwestern Indiana factory.
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Some see troubles with Indiana's second-chance law

August 24, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana lawmakers are discovering there are challenges in implementing a new state law designed to give people a chance to have old low-level criminal conviction records sealed by a judge.
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$100M IU neuroscience center set to open

August 24, 2012
Associated Press
A $100 million neuroscience center Indiana University officials say will offer a "one stop shop" for patients recovering from head and spinal injuries, strokes and other medical conditions is days away from opening its doors in Indianapolis.
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FDA names Indiana farm tied to salmonella in melons

August 23, 2012
Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration has identified a southern Indiana farm that produced cantaloupes linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak and says the operation has recalled its melons.
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Spokane hires Indy's former public safety director as police chief

August 22, 2012
Associated Press
Frank Straub will be the new police chief in Spokane, the mayor of the Washington city announced Wednesday. Straub was director of public safety for the city of Indianapolis until Aug. 10.
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Call center in Indiana plans to hire 600 workers

August 22, 2012
Associated Press
Americall Group Inc. officials say it is hiring at its Hobart call center is because of business growth with existing clients such as Sears and Comcast.
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Health safety advocates want melon farm identified

August 21, 2012
Associated Press
Food safety advocates called on federal officials to release the name of an Indiana farm that recalled its cantaloupes amid a salmonella outbreak.
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Indiana governor hopefuls talk education, infrastructure

August 21, 2012
Associated Press
Despite their political differences, the three men running for Indiana governor outlined similar outlooks for running the state during a forum Tuesday, from proposing improved job training to imposing tax cuts. But which taxes should be cut and when highlighted their differences.
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Pence asks Daniels to deny state-run exchange

August 21, 2012
Associated Press
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence is asking Gov. Mitch Daniels to reject a state-run health insurance exchange called for by the federal health care law.
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Battery research center being built in Indiana

August 21, 2012
Associated Press
Construction work has started on the $14 million Battery Innovation Center at the technology park near Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in southwestern Indiana.
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IU-Bloomington enrolls record first-year class

August 21, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana University said a record 7,600 first-year students are enrolled for the fall semester on its main campus in Bloomington.
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Indiana public schools wage unusual ad campaign

August 20, 2012
Associated Press
Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door in an unusual marketing campaign aimed at persuading parents not to move their children to private schools as the nation's largest voucher program doubles in size.
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Ball State targets N.J. to diversify student body

August 19, 2012
Associated Press
Ball State University's year-old campaign to recruit students from New Jersey will bring just a handful of Garden State freshmen to the Muncie campus this year, but officials say they are looking long-term.
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Fate of theme park remains on roller coaster ride

August 18, 2012
Associated Press
Efforts to reopen a closed Kentucky amusement park have taken a roller coaster ride for three summers, and now there's a new twist as the state seeks out more would-be operators even as a group of local business leaders floats a proposal to revive the attraction.
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Indiana University planning global studies school

August 17, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana University is planning a School of Global and International Studies in an effort to draw more attention to its international programs.
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Fed chairman Bernanke sets Indianapolis speech

August 17, 2012
Associated Press
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to visit Indianapolis this fall to speak before the Economic Club of Indiana.
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Anderson seeking new Nestle production line

August 17, 2012
Associated Press
Leaders of a central Indiana city are trying to persuade Nestle to pick it for a new production line at an existing plant that could add about 100 jobs.
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