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Indiana ports set records in 2014

Ports operated by the state set shipping records last year, according to Ports of Indiana, the quasi-government body that operates ports at Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan, and at Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon on the Ohio River.
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Republicans pledge to fight FCC’s web rules backed by Obama

Republican lawmakers pledged to try to overturn net-neutrality rules adopted Thursday by U.S. regulators, as a long-running battle over the handling of Internet traffic shifts to Congress and the courts.
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FEMA suspends hazard mitigation funds for Indiana

Federal officials have frozen about $5.5 million in hazard mitigation grants for Indiana in response to unresolved compliance issues with a baseball stadium project in Kokomo.
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Pence not saying exactly where he stands on gambling bill

Gov. Mike Pence has been firm that he doesn’t want an expansion of gambling operations in the state. But he has not been clear about what he means by “expansion.”
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State unveils design plans for Bicentennial Plaza

The Indiana Department of Administration unveiled renderings Friday morning of a Bicentennial Plaza that includes an interactive fountain and large sculpture that’s supposed to be reminiscent of a torch flame.
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Pence, legislators open to ditching ISTEP for cheaper alternative

Two bills already have passed the Senate that push the state in the direction of a national test.
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Debate on cold medicine prescriptions lingers

Lawmakers involved in the debate over how to curb Indiana's methamphetamine problem say a bill that would require drug felons to get a prescription before buying common cold medicine is likely just another step toward an eventual prescription requirement for all consumers.
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FCC adopts strong new rules in bid for 'net neutrality'

U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet and that opponents vow to fight in court.
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Indiana lawmakers taking mid-session break

Members of the House and Senate wrapped up business on Wednesday and are scheduled to return Monday to the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
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Senate leader puts fenced-hunting bill on hold

The leader of the Indiana Senate said Wednesday that a bill to legalize and regulate fenced deer hunting will remain in the rules committee he controls until the GOP caucus finds a solution “that’s fair and reasonable.”
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