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Two weeks from Election Day, it looks more likely than ever that Democrats will win control of the Senate.

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North Montgomery High Principal Michael Cox says in the past, staff avoided broaching the subject for fear of contributing to additional suicide attempts.

Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of DCS Caseworker

Oct 25, 2016

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit over Department of Child Services caseloads can move forward.

Indiana law says DCS must provide enough caseworkers so that the average caseload doesn’t exceed 17 children. All but one of the 19 regions in the state exceeds that standard. The ACLU of Indiana sued DCS on behalf of Mary Price, a caseworker who oversees 43 children. The lawsuit aimed to force the agency to hire more caseworkers.

Study Committee Recommends Alcohol Law Changes

Oct 25, 2016

The Indiana Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

A legislative study committee Tuesday Oct. 25 recommended a series of potential changes to Indiana’s alcohol laws. But controversial issues such as Sunday sales and cold beer in convenience stores didn’t make the cut.

Indiana State Capitol

The Indiana Gaming Commission says collecting delinquent child support from paid fantasy sports winners will be difficult. A legislative study committee discussed the issue Tuesday Oct. 25.

Legislation this year to regulate paid fantasy sports included language that requires operators to “make a reasonable effort” to withhold delinquent child support from a player’s winnings.

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump seized on rising health insurance premiums Tuesday as evidence that "Obamacare is just blowing up."

But the general manager of a Trump golf course in Florida corrected his boss for suggesting that Trump's own employees would be personally affected.

"All of my employees are having a tremendous problem with Obamacare," Trump told reporters during an appearance at the National Doral Golf Club in Miami. "What they're going through with their health care is horrible because of Obamacare."

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Since 2015, Indiana counties have established syringe-exchange programs with the hopes of curbing the spread of HIV and hepatitis.

The latest county to establish such a service — Allen County — has decided to call the program something different, a move other counties in Indiana are considering as well.

Oxford University Press has announced that its new edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare will credit Christopher Marlowe as a co-author on the three Henry VI plays.

Despite years of controversy about the authorship of some of Shakespeare's work, this is the first time a major publishing house has formally named Marlowe as a co-author.

A partnership between Indiana Black Expo, Indiana University and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will identify, enroll and help students complete requirements for the 21st Century Scholarship program. (James Martin/Flickr)

A new initiative plans to enroll 500 new high school students in a state-sponsored college scholarship program for low-income students.

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No more curses, no more goats, no more Bartman or just plain bad luck. All of those evil spirits are now done and gone thanks to the Cubs winning the National League pennant Saturday. 

And Cubs fans are feeling confident as the team heads into game one of the World Series Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians.

On Saturday night, when the last out was made inside Wrigley Field, the roar of the crowd was like a tsunami flowing down the streets in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Fans were euphoric.

The “House of Tomorrow,” designed for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair’s Century of Progress Exhibition, was named a National Treasure this week by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

When it was built it was one of the most innovative and influential buildings in modern architecture, filled with the latest technology and appliances. But it’s fallen into disrepair, and now sits empty. The designation as a National Treasure will help raise money to restore the house.

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Slaper says the study also shows more job training would keep more workers employed in high-paying manufacturing jobs. He suggests that training should come from the private sector, as well as the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

"The state doesn't necessarily know what a company needs that's in plastics manufacture," he says. "The plastics manufacturer knows."

City of Frankfort

There are many ways a city raises money or offsets its costs. On this week’s Ask The Mayor, we chat with Frankfort’s Chris McBarnes about a few of them.

Everything from why the city favors a quick jump in its electrical rates instead of a slow phase-in to why changes had to be made to the fees charged to traveling food vendors who come to town for special events.

The final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was overall more cordial and more policy-focused than their nasty second debate faceoff. But the stunning moment that will stand out is the GOP nominee's statement that he won't necessarily accept the results of the election on Nov. 8.

"I will tell you at the time," Trump said in a shocking statement that signals a break from the traditional transfer of power. "I will keep you in suspense."

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana


Growth in Indiana's manufacturing industry is slowing down, thanks to over-regulation and a lack of skilled workers.

That's the message from businesses that weighed in for a big annual survey on the health of the Hoosier manufacturing sector.