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Charter school draws heat over $100 referral reward

Carpe Diem Meridian charter school in Indianapolis offered $100 Marsh grocery gift cards to anyone who referred a student who enrolled — an incentive that some critics say went too far.
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Hotly-debated bill to regulate e-cigarette liquid advances

A large group came to protest Senate Bill 539, authored by Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, which would establish regulations on e-liquid – the fluid used in electronic cigarettes.
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Measure seeks in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants

A bill that passed a Senate committee Thursday would allow undocumented immigrant students living in Indiana to pay in-state tuition.
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Bills weakening school chief's power advance in House

The elected state superintendent of public instruction would lose authority over several areas of education policy under Republican-backed proposals approved Thursday by an Indiana House committee.
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IndyCar Series season-opener canceled by Brazilian officials

The television channel organizing and promoting the March 8 race released a statement on Thursday saying the decision was made by the local government in the city of Brasilia. IndyCar officials appeared to be caught by surprise.
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Pence calls off controversial news service site

Gov. Mike Pence has canceled plans for a controversial website called JustIN that his office originally said would act as a news service.
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Colts pick Lids in new merchandise management deal

Lids replaces Indianapolis-based MainGate Inc., which has been with the team since it moved into Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts store at Circle Centre mall has closed, but at least one new store is in the works.
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Nearly 80 schools, districts could face takeover under bill

House Bill 1638 would give significant new powers to the State Board of Education to intervene in schools earning a D or F grade for at least four straight years—even creating new schools within a school district.
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Panel backs shifting power to Indiana state education board

An Indiana House committee has advanced a Republican-led proposal for shifting authority over education policy away from the elected state superintendent of public instruction.
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Bollore plans more U.S. markets if BlueIndy succeeds

French billionaire Vincent Bollore is targeting Los Angeles and Singapore as the next markets for his electric-car sharing service after its debuts later this year in London and Indianapolis.
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