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Mayoral mouthpiece to depart

Marc Lotter says he doesn't know yet where he will land. He has been Mayor Greg Ballard's communications director since November 2010.
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Indiana again ranks 41st in U.S. health survey

While the state was strong with regards to immunizations, infectious diseases and binge drinking, it still has work to do in physical activity, obesity, and air pollution.
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Economic growth revised up to 5 percent for third quarter

The sizzling rate gives credence to many analysts who think U.S. growth is finally set to accelerate. More people are working and have money to spend.
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Pence authorizes raises for workers with good reviews

Raises range from 2 percent to 6 percent depending on performance.
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Identity theft is target of proposed Indiana law

The legislation, proposed by Attorney General Greg Zoeller, would require online businesses to ensure data is secure and to delete any information no longer needed.
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IndyGo's real-time features for riders delayed

The city bus company is in the midst of a technology upgrade that's supposed to include next-bus arrival information via digital signs at downtown stops and text messaging.
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Pence goes without issuing pardon in first two years

Gov. Mike Pence, who has said he wants Indiana to be a leader in giving criminals who've served their time a second chance, hasn't granted a single pardon during his first two years in office.
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Nursing home construction moratorium fight fuels lobbying, donations

The two sides duking it out over a construction ban on nursing homes spent more than $475,000 over six months to win lawmakers to their sides—a spike of 37 percent over previous years. And that kind of high-stakes fight is about to happen again.
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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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Poll quizzes Hoosiers on presidential aspirants

Even in his home state, Gov. Mike Pence is not as widely recognized as former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, but he’s more of a vote-getter.
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