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The 2018-2023 Farm Bill is projected to cost around $428 billion, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Indiana Family Farmers Want More Say in Federal Farm Bill

Agriculture advocates in Indiana say the upcoming reauthorization of the federal Farm Bill should emphasize serving community needs, not corporate …

The renewable-energy industry is expected to create more than 9,800 clean-energy jobs over the next five years, according to the Clean Grid Alliance. (Franco Lucato/Adobe Stock)
Experts: Indiana Communities Can Benefit from Clean Power Grid

As the economy has changed with the pandemic in the past few years, Indiana's small communities have seen an exodus of jobs and people. However…


CDC research shows that proper gun storage could help prevent an estimated 26,000 firearm-related suicides that occur annually in the United States. (vectorass/Adobe Stock)
Gun-Safety Advocates Face Uphill Battle with Indiana Lawmakers

Advocates of gun-law reform face an uphill battle to push their ideas through the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, but say public …

Since 2020, the income of high-net-worth individuals has increased by $2.7 billion per day, while more than 1.7 billion working people have seen their wages decline, according to Oxfam. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)
Report: Top 1% Income Leaves Working Families Behind During Pandemic

The world's richest 1% took home almost twice as much wealth as the bottom 99 % combined during the pandemic, according to a new Oxfam International …


A Yale University study showed a majority of Americans (64%) said they are at least
Indiana Schools Adding Climate Change Studies to Science Curriculum

Major changes are coming to Indiana schools, as state educators are adding a new climate change curriculum to science classes. New state science …

Research shows that the rate of bystander-administered CPR is 12% higher in states where high school-age teens are required to learn resuscitation techniques. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)
NFL Player's Cardiac Arrest Points up Importance of CPR Training

Lifesaving measures are getting a lot of attention this week after an NFL player went into cardiac arrest during a game, and Indianans are being …


More people in the United States are dying prematurely, including a notable increase in drug deaths, according to a new report released by United Healthcare. (krisana/Adobe Stock)
Report: Drug Overdoses Killing More People in Indiana, Nationwide

More Indianans are struggling with substance use disorders, according to the latest America's Health Rankings report. State data show six Indiana …

Studies show at least 25% of today's global warming is driven by human-caused methane emissions. (bednarek/Adobe Stock)
Tougher EPA Methane Regulations Could Improve Indiana Air Quality

As part of the U.S. clean-energy transition, the Biden administration has made slashing methane emissions a priority, and has new supplemental …


A recent report says the time it takes to earn the cost of paying for food, gas and housing is cutting into many college students' ability to complete their studies. (PR Image Factory/Adobe Stock)
Report: High Inflation Pushing Cost of College Education Even Higher

Covering the cost of a college education just got more expensive as already stressed students cope with the highest inflation rate in more than 40 yea…

Direct payments under the 2021 Expanded Child Tax Credit program cut in half the number of American children living in poverty. (Wikimedia Commons)
Indiana Child Advocates Demand Action on Renewing Child Tax Credit

As Congress moves toward the mid-December deadline to pass a new budget, advocates are urging lawmakers to reinstate the Enhanced Child Tax Credit…


Early diagnosis rates in America have increased 17% over the last five years. (Adobe Stock)<br />
State of Lung Cancer Report has Indiana Behind the Curve

The American Lung Association has released its 2022 State of Lung Cancer report, which shows Indiana has some work to do. The leading cause of lung …

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 and has been cosponsored by the Small Business Administration since 2011. (Tyler Olson/Adobe Stock)
Small Business Saturday Keeps Dollars in Local Economies

Holiday shoppers this week have no shortage of options, with Small Business Saturday being observed Nov. 26. Sandwiched between Black Friday and …


 

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