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PHOTO: Booster seats can reduce injuries during a car crash by 45 percent, but a new survey finds nine out of 10 parents moving children to seat belts before they are big enough. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS - Kids may often want to act like grown-ups, but experts say riding in a car without a safety seat is something that should be put off for as long as possible. A new study released Tuesday from Safe Kids Worldwide finds a majority of parents moving their children to seat belts before t...Read More

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PHOTO: As the FCC closes its comment period on Internet speeds, many websites, including this one from Vimeo, have used a symbolic slowdown to downloads to push for continuing a free and open Internet. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

INDIANAPOLIS - This is the last day the Federal Communication Commission is taking public comments on a controversial plan that could change how the Internet works. The idea of letting some deep-pocketed broadband providers divide bandwidth into "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" and charge more for the ...Read More

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PHOTO: "Out of the Darkness" walks are being held around the state this month to build awareness for suicide prevention. Image courtesy of Bretorious Photography.

INDIANAPOLIS - With the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams still fresh in the minds of many Hoosiers, mental-health advocates want to keep the conversation and awareness going, as the state and nation recognize Suicide Prevention Week this week. Lisa Brattain, the Indiana and Ohio Area Dire...Read More

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PHOTO: Indiana state health leaders are monitoring for cases of enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness linked to the hospitalization of hundreds of children around the Midwest. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - A common respiratory virus is raising concerns in Indiana, as there's been a recent surge in cases in surrounding states. The enterovirus D-68 causes upper-respiratory illness and mild symptoms such as low-grade fever, cough, runny nose, and body aches. Indiana State epidemiologist...Read More

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PHOTO: According to the USDA, nearly 373,000 Indiana residents have struggled with hunger-related issues between 2011 and 2013. Photo credit: Keith Weller, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

INDIANAPOLIS - As Indiana observes Hunger Action Month, a new report highlights the critical need to address food insecurity in the state. The USDA Household Food Security in the United States report found 14 percent of Indiana households struggled with hunger between 2011 and 2013, slightly higher...Read More

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PHOTO: The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a proposed constitutional amendment that would help take big money out of politics. Photo credit: K. Connors/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Advocates for campaign finance reform say the U.S. Senate is expected to make an historic vote today on Senate Joint Resolution 19. That's the proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. Julia Vaugh...Read More

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PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation effort that encourages farmers to address resource concerns in new and innovative ways. Those farmers whose contracts are up this year must renew by Sept. 12 to continue with the program. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

INDIANAPOLIS - Time is running out for some Indiana farmers who want to continue receiving federal assistance to improve soil, water, air and habitat quality on their land. Since the Conservation Stewardship Program was launched five years ago, more than 60 million farm acres nationwide have been e...Read More

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PHOTO: The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases Thursday regarding the constitutionality of the state's 'right to work' law. Photo courtesy of Greta M. Scodro/Indiana Courts.

GARY, Ind. - Days after a federal appeals court upheld the state's 'right to work' law, the Indiana Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the law. The 2012 law bars making union dues a condition of employment, and allows people to join unions without paying any fe...Read More

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