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Travel forecast: Warm, windy and wet

The forecast for Indiana on Christmas Eve calls for as much as 2 to 4 inches of snow, which could leave untreated roads and bridges slick.
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Company not backing down on quarry near Lafayette

A company is pushing ahead with plans for a limestone quarry along the Wabash River near Lafayette despite a new county ordinance meant to block the project.
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Reservoir or riverside trail system: Which is best for Madison County?

Economic development officials are advancing a plan to dam the White River in Anderson and create a seven-mile lake, but environmental groups are pushing the idea of a riverside trail as an alternative with equal promise but less expense and environmental destruction.
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Local recycling companies land grants, plan jobs

Indiana is awarding $600,000 to four companies, including two in Marion County, that recycle metals, wood and other materials.
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Indiana high court deciding where to hold hog farm fight

The Indiana Supreme Court has been tasked with deciding which county court will hear a lawsuit filed by the Camp Tecumseh youth camp that seeks to stop a farmer from raising more than 9,000 hogs on nearby land.
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State's Christmas tree growers celebrate strong season

After a crippling drought that was felt for several years, local growers are crowing about their first good season in recent memory.
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EnerDel regroups after missing job targets

EnerDel Inc. is regrouping under a strategy of targeting niche markets, as Indianapolis and Hancock County officials press executives about the firm’s future and former pledges of local investment and job creation that failed to pan out.
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U.S. Supreme Court to review EPA power-plant standards

The U.S. Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
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Obama administration to propose stricter smog standard

The stricter standards could make it one of the most expensive regulations ever issued, with an estimated $19 billion to $90 billion price tag and double the number of counties in violation.
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Refinery co-owned by Calumet to start producing next month

Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners and Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc. are building the $350 million Dakota Prairie Refinery, the first greenfield refinery built in the U.S. since 1976.
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