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PHOTO: Those pushing for immigration reform are cheering President Obama's executive order, but note that comprehensive reform is still up to Congress. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

INDIANAPOLIS - More than 85,000 people living in Indiana could be touched by the executive order on immigration President Obama announced Thursday night, according to Pew Research estimates. The changes are expected to lead to fewer deportations and detentions for people in the country without autho...Read More

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PHOTO: The Great American Smokeout is today and Hoosiers who smoke are being asked to kick the habit for 24 hours. Photo courtesy of ardelfin/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Smokers in Indiana are encouraged to quit the habit for 24 hours during the Great American Smokeout today. Shane Ferraro, media relations manager at the American Cancer Society, says those who put down cigarettes can start to feel better within minutes. "In 20 minutes, a smok...Read More

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PHOTO: Low-income homeowners in Indiana who need help keeping their homes warm can apply for assistance through the Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP. Photo credit: Freeman/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Inches of snow and temperatures below zero are making it an especially frigid November in Indiana, which translates to higher heating bills. The Energy Assistance Program might be able to help cushion the blow for those who struggle to keep their homes warm. The program provides util...Read More

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PHOTO: To commemorate National Adoption Day this Saturday, 10 Indiana courtrooms are holding special adoption ceremonies for uncontested adoptions, in part to build awareness for children waiting to find a permanent home. Photo credit: Lisa Runnels/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - The birth of a new family is always an significant occasion, and an upcoming adoption day will be especially meaningful for 95 Indiana children. To commemorate National Adoption Day this Saturday, 10 Indiana courtrooms are holding special adoption ceremonies for uncontested adoptions...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds 1.1 million Hoosiers need assistance from soup kitchens and food pantries each year, and many are forced to make difficult choices to keep from going hungry. Photo credit: Max Straeten/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report shines light on the face of hunger in Indiana, and finds many people are making difficult choices in order to put food on the table. One-in six Hoosiers turned to one of Feeding Indiana's Hungry 11 food banks over the past year, according to executive director Emi...Read More

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PHOTO: Indiana residents will have more insurance choices as the second enrollment period for private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins Saturday. It runs through Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of

INDIANAPOLIS - The estimated 600,000 people in Indiana without health-care coverage have an opportunity to shop for plans when the Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace opens for business on Saturday. It's the second enrollment period for the marketplace, created as part of the Affordable Care Act. ...Read More

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PHOTO: People around the world are building awareness of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease, by wearing purple today. Photo courtesy of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers and others around the world are encouraged to don purple today to mark the first World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. Julie Fleshman, president and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, says because pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly types of cancer,...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds families living in poverty could be strengthened with policies that use a two-generation approach, addressing the whole family, rather than parents and kids separately. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS - Young families have a better chance to break the cycle of poverty when there are better-coordinated efforts to help them succeed as a family unit, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. The report stresses the need for a "two-generation" approach to policies aimed at lo...Read More

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