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Upstart local casket company about to go under

Genesis Casket Co., a locally based manufacturer that appeared to be on the fast track just a few years ago, has notified the state that it plans to close its Indianapolis headquarters, ending employment for 56 workers.
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Secretary of state candidates battle over voting issues

Democrat Beth White is banking that Hoosiers are ready for a change as she fights to unseat Republican Connie Lawson from the secretary of state’s office. Secretary of State Connie Lawson is asking voters for a full term in the office.
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House Republicans look to protect supermajority

All 100 House seats are on the ballot next week. Republicans currently hold a 69-31 edge, controlling two more seats than the 67 needed to give them a supermajority.
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Broad Ripple project gets green light from court decision

The developers of the $30 million apartment-and-retail project on the Central Canal are prepared to move forward now that the Indiana Court of Appeals has dismissed a challenge to the development.
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Ballard unveils $32M plan to rent electric-vehicle fleet

Mayor Greg Ballard announced Tuesday morning a plan to replace gas-powered cars in the city's fleet with 425 all-electric and hybrid vehicles by 2016. Indianapolis is the vendor's first customer.
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State won't try to reclaim Indiana Toll Road from bankrupt operator

Indiana Public Finance director Kendra York said in a letter that the state doesn't want to take over responsibility for running and maintaining the 157-mile road.
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Mayors at meth summit call for medication controls

Some of Indiana's mayors and law enforcement officials are urging lawmakers to combat the state's methamphetamine scourge by making some cold medications available only by prescription.
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Indiana candidates in attack mode for final push

There has been a marked change in tone from just a few weeks ago, when statewide campaigns took to the airwaves with whimsical campaign ads introducing themselves to Indiana voters.
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INDOT faces time crunch on Chicago rail line

State officials are still negotiating with a Chicago firm chosen to take over the Hoosier State rail service from Amtrak. The deal is supposed to be complete by Feb. 1.
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TSA chief caught off guard by Anderson University offer

John Pistole says he has a lot to learn as president of the college, having never worked in education.
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