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PHOTO: NPR's Diane Rehm is among the voices in a reading of the play "Surviving Grace," which is coming to Indianapolis in November to raises awareness about how Alzheimer's disease affects its victims and their families. Photo courtesy of Linder & Associates.

INDIANAPOLIS - An estimated 100,000 people in Indiana suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and a special production sheds light on the impact it has on them and their loved ones. The off-Broadway play 'Surviving Grace' follows a daughter's emotional journey caring for a mother with Alzheimer's. National...Read More

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PHOTO: With Halloween falling on a Friday night this year, experts say close parental supervision and a few sensible precautions will help keep kids safe while trick-or-treating. Photo credit: Carlene Sisbarro/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Ghosts, goblins and monsters will soon walk Indiana neighborhoods in search of candy. And while Halloween is a time for fun and treats, it's also a night full of dangerous situations. Kate Carr, president and CEO of the advocacy group Safe Kids Worldwide, says on average, tw...Read More

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PHOTO: Workers in Indiana can help report cruelty and the abuse of farm animals with a new national tip line. Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Whistleblowers in Indiana could earn a reward of up to $5,000 if their tip leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the abuse of farm animals. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has just launched a national tip line where callers can report animal abuse at...Read More

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PHOTO: During Domestic Violence Awarness Month, Indiana parents are being encouraged to talk to their children about healthy relationships to prevent teen dating violence. Photo credit: Matthew Hull/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Romantic notes, hand holding and first kisses – young love is typically full of blissful moments. But that's not the case for all Indiana teenagers. Colleen Yeakle, coordinator of prevention initiatives for Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says an estimated...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report on the federal budget and Indiana finds a 22-percent increase in federal taxes paid per capita over the past five years. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - An analysis of the local impacts of the federal budget shows while the amount of federal tax dollars flowing out of Indiana was down a bit last year, it's still higher than in the past. Becky Sweger, director of data and technology with the National Priorities Project, says their "Sta...Read More

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PHOTO: After-school programs in Indiana provide extended learning opportunities for children after the school bell rings. Photo courtesy of DuBoix/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – After school programs offer children educational activities in a safe place, but only an estimated 10 percent of Indiana children are participating in such programs. Today, Lights On Afterschool events will be held around the state to bring awareness to the critical role of af...Read More

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PHOTO: October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and efforts are under way in Indiana to educate employers about the various capabilities and contributions of workers with disabilities. Photo credit: Erin Sparling/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Finding work in today's job market can be a challenging task for anyone, and in Indiana there is assistance to help those living with a disability to achieve their employment goals. Kylee Hope, director of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, said there are many misnomers about dis...Read More

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PHOTO: Television viewers may find public TV stations, which serve diverse communities in their markets, begin to disappear in a $45 billion gold rush by wireless providers bidding in an FCC-mandated auction of the nation's broadcasting spectrum. Photo credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - In the early 1980s the song reflecting the state of electronic media was "Video Killed the Radio Star." In 2014, the question has become whether wireless media will "kill" free public TV. Beginning Nov. 13, the FCC will embark on a "spectrum auction", in which wireless companies like...Read More

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