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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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Rogue Democrat Mahern resigns from Indy council

Democrat Brian Mahern has left the Indianapolis City-County Council. Coming with more than a year left in the term, the resignation allows the party to appoint someone to the seat.
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Thousands affected by Medicaid eligibility change

A change in how eligibility for Medicaid is determined could save Indiana $26 million this fiscal year by pushing thousands of residents off coverage but providing first-time benefits to even more at lower costs.
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Fishers weighs tax break for Roto-Rooter facility

Fishers Town Council is expected to consider a tax abatement for Roto-Rooter Inc., which is weighing a site along Interstate 69 for a $6 million building to house its expanded regional operation.
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Lease critics urge Indiana to reclaim toll road

Calls are mounting for Indiana to reclaim the Indiana Toll Road amid concerns over its bankrupt operator's ability to maintain the 157-mile roadway and its travel plazas.
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