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Anthem canceling 30,000 individual health policies for Hoosiers

The insurer will not let customers who renewed their pre-Obamacare plans late in 2013 do so again this year. But switching to Obamacare-compliant plans could cause some premiums to spike and provider choice to dwindle.
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Pence names new Homeland Security director

David Kane, who has been federal security director for the U.S. Transportation Security administration since 2005, will take over management of the state agency Nov. 24.
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Zoeller reminds politicians about robocall ban

Greg Zoeller said disregarding the law can lead to his office filing a lawsuit seeking civil penalties up to $5,000 per violation
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Grassroots group challenges jail plan, wants focus on jobs

A grassroots, church-based organization is trying to stir up voter interest in the city’s plan for a new criminal justice complex and questioning the need to expand jail capacity.
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UPDATE: Indiana's high court hears IBM welfare case

Indiana's Supreme Court justices grilled attorneys for the state and IBM Corp. on Thursday about the company's failed attempt to privatize Indiana's welfare services.
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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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