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PHOTO: What if Mom goes back to work? With the growing cost of child care in the country, efforts are under way in Washington, D.C., to increase financial supports for low-income and working families. Photo credit: Todd Hryck/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - As the cost of child care in this country continues to grow, so does the chorus of voices calling on Congress to take action. For many working families, the cost of child care is one of their biggest monthly expenses and legislation to help ease that burden has been introduced in both...Read More

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PHOTO: Indiana ranks 27th nationally in an annual snapshot of child well-being. Photo credit: Phaedra Wilkenson / Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - New data finds Indiana children are making strides in education, but high rates of child poverty continue to persist. An annual state-by-state snapshot of child well-being, the 2014 Kids Count Data Book ranks Indiana 27th nationally, up three spots from last year. Glenn Augustine, vi...Read More

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PHOTO: The Hoosier Environmental Council says the reservoir that would be created by damming the West Fork White River would harm the environment and Indiana's recreation and tourism. Photo courtesy

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmental groups in Indiana warn there would be long-lasting impacts if the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir northeast of Indianapolis is constructed. Community leaders in Anderson want to build a dam on the West Fork White River that would create the reservoir, extending se...Read More

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PHOTO: Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths occur when children are unintentionally left alone in hot cars. Photo credit: Paulo Otavio Diniz Rodrigues/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – There's much talk about the Georgia father suspected of knowingly leaving his nine-month old son in his truck, but every summer parents accidentally forget their children in the car. It's an action that can lead to heatstroke and in some cases death. Registered nurse Phyllis...Read More

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PHOTO: July is National Park and Recreation Month, an initiative designed to encourage residents to spend more time enjoying and exploring the outdoors at spots like Clifty Falls State Park in Jefferson County. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs.

INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers are being encouraged to venture beyond their homes and offices this month, and head into the state's outdoors during National Park and Recreation Month, running throughout July. Ginger Murphy, assistant director for stewardship with Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, says t...Read More

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PHOTO: Experts say weatherization strategies can help Hoosiers reduce energy costs during the hot summer months. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS – Utility statement sticker shock is not uncommon during the summer months when hot weather can drive up cooling costs. Charles Graf, vice president and managing director of Energizing Indiana, says weatherization strategies can help lower energy bills by keeping the precious co...Read More

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PHOTO: July is Smart Irrigation Month, and state leaders say it's a good time to make sure residents are using water efficiently. Photo credit: Ivan Melenchon Serrano/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Watering the lawn may seem like a simple task, but without the proper knowledge, experts say, you may be wasting time and money. It's Smart Irrigation Month, and Hoosiers are encouraged to conserve water. While the state is not currently facing drought-related issues, said Anthony Sw...Read More

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PHOTO: The Indiana Youth Institute is offering grants to help nonprofit groups that serve children improve their effectiveness. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser / Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - In a boost for children's programs, more than a dozen Indiana nonprofits have the chance to enhance their practices and serve more residents around the state. The "Capacity Building Coaching" grant is being offered by the Indiana Youth Institute, which program manager Carolyn Langan ...Read More

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