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The relationship between Indianapolis, in cash-strapped Marion County, and its affluent northern suburb of Carmel often draws comparisons with the famed rivalry between "Parks & Rec’s" fictional Pawnee and Eagleton.

Dental App Could Increase Access

Nov 1, 2016

A new app developed by researchers working at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Regenstrief Institute could help people who are having a dental emergency and ultimately increase access to care.

The idea for the application came when one of the researchers had a dental emergency of his own, says IU School of Dentistry Professor Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath.

“He was trying to convey the information to the dentist about what he was experiencing and at that time he realized if only I could send all this information in an effective manner,” Thyvalikakath says.

A week away from Election Day, Democrats still have multiple paths to winning back the Senate. Meanwhile, Republicans are hoping that new revelations about possible new Hillary Clinton emails related to her private server can only bolster the "check and balance" argument they need to make for voters to separate their GOP candidates from the top of the ticket.

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A new study from the nonprofit Mental Health America puts Indiana 45th in the nation when it comes to mental health care.

Indiana’s corn and soybean industries are pushing back against a New York Times investigation that alleges genetically modified crops, or GMOs, haven’t done what they set out to do.

Companies like Monsanto made GMOs a mainstay in agriculture 20 years ago, by altering corn and soybeans to kill pests and withstand chemical use.

The federal exchange offers four different levels of coverage—Bronze, Silver, Gold and Catastrophic, categorized by premium prices, amounts of coverage and out-of-pocket costs. About 60 percent of the 169,000 Hoosiers who buy on the exchange opt for a silver plan, according to the latest federal data available.

It was never a secret. In 2010, the conservative political strategist Karl Rove took to the Wall Street Journal and laid out a plan to win majorities in state legislatures across the country.

“He who controls redistricting can control Congress,” read the subhead to Rove’s column.

The ACLU of Indiana is suing the city of Bedford on behalf of a resident who says he was forced to take down yard signs because they violated a local ordinance. The ACLU says the ordinance is unconstitutional.

Samuel Shaw is well-known in Bedford for the signs that, until recently, he displayed in his yard. According to the lawsuit, they conveyed political messages and personal opinions such as “I seek the truth” and “Over the hump with Trump.” At one point in September, Shaw had at least a dozen signs in his yard.

Fadi al-Asmi has learned to adjust his Syrian pastries to American tastes at the City Steam Brewery café in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. "America, chocolate!" he says, as he adjusts his baseball cap and serves his latest chocolate-encrusted confection.

It's not the only thing he's learned since he and his family were catapulted into a new life after arriving as refugees in May.

With the election less than two weeks away, experts say it may be beneficial to step away from contentious discussions.

Dr. Natalie Dattilo is a clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She says talking about the election too much can lead to what she calls Election Stress Disorder.

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When someone dies unexpectedly outside of a hospital in Marion County, Alfarena Ballew, chief deputy coroner, gets a call.

A $59 billion merger between Dow and Dupont will be delayed until at least next spring. The hang-up is over the agriculture side of the deal, which could impact thousands of workers in Indiana and the Midwest.

The two huge chemical companies planned to wrap up their merger by the end of this year. But company executives now say regulatory delays could push that into February or March.

The corporations plan to combine and then split into three separate companies: one agriculture, one material sciences and one specialty products.

Voter Registration Group Wants Warrant Unsealed

Oct 28, 2016


More than a month ago, the Indiana State Police began investigating the Indiana Voter Registration Project for possible voter fraud.

That came after reports that some registration applications had missing or incorrect information. The investigation, which spans 56 counties, included a State Police search of the group’s Indianapolis offices.