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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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PHOTO: In addition to checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, the Indiana State fire Marshal recommends going over your home escape plan in the event of a fire. Photo credit: Schick/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Every second counts when it comes to escaping fires, and state leaders are using Fire Prevention Month to encourage Hoosiers to brush up on their knowledge of fire safety. State Fire Marshal James Greeson says to prevent death or injuries in house fires, it's critical to have ...Read More

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PHOTO: As the Clean Water Act turns 42, conservation groups say it's time to strengthen and clarify the venerable federal law. Photo credit: Rich Mullins/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Conservation groups in Indiana and around the nation are calling attention to the anniversary of the Clean Water Act, this Saturday. It's been 42 years since Congress voted to mandate clean water protections, and the Hoosier Environmental Council is among the groups backing an update...Read More

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PHOTO: A Purdue University researcher says regional medical facilities need to be set up in the U.S. to treat potential Ebola patients. Photo credit: Frederick A. Murphy/Public Health Images Library.

INDIANAPOLIS – Ebola has become a top health concern in the U.S. with the diagnosis of a second health care worker in Texas. Purdue University researcher David Sanders is an expert on the virus and he says regional medical facilities need to be set up in the U.S. to treat potential Ebola pat...Read More

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PHOTO: This Halloween, teal pumpkins will indicate houses that are handing out allergy-safe, non-food items, in an effort to include more children in the fall festivities. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - A bag of Halloween candy isn't all treats for the one in 13 U.S. kids who suffers from food allergies, which is why one group is working to make this year's holiday a little less tricky. Veronica LaFemina, vice president of communications with Food Allergy Research and Education hope...Read More

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