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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.
Read More to digitize years of Indiana records

More than 13 million Indiana birth certificates, death certificates and marriage records will be digitized in an agreement between state officials and the genealogy website
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Mayor promotes city controller to chief of staff

City-County Controller Jason Dudich will succeed Ryan Vaughn, who is leaving the mayor's office to become president of the Indiana Sports Corp.
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Purdue getting regional nutrition, obesity center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purdue University to be the site of one of four centers, also to include Colorado State University, Cornell University and the University of North Carolina.
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Republicans to file complaint over Dem’s campaign materials

Democrat Beth White’s staff acknowledged Wednesday that it distributed campaign material for her secretary of state’s political bid without a required disclosure notice.
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Legislators in no rush to fix local judge selection process

Marion County’s unique power-sharing judicial-election system won’t be fixed anytime soon, even though a federal judge has ruled the four-decade-old system is unconstitutional.
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Fading casino revenue has Indiana city selling debt

After decades of declining population and shifting economic fortunes, the city of Hammond in northwest Indiana is betting that water from Lake Michigan will refresh its finances.
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Pence names new head of state personnel department

Denny Darrow joined the agency in December of 2010 and previously served as its deputy director and chief of staff.
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Legislators need stricter disclosure rules, advocate tells panel

Indiana legislators need to be more transparent about conflicts of interest and should never lobby for issues that could impact their finances, an open-government advocate said Monday.
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