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New Study Finds Indiana Girls Struggle More With Weight, Sex, Substance Abuse Than Peers Across the Nation

According to a new report, girls being raised in Indiana are susceptible to more trials and tribulations than their male counterparts and peers across the nation.

Researchers at St. Mary’s College recently put Hoosier girls under the microscope in hopes of getting a detailed look into their overall health and well-being. What the

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Hoosiers Still Earning Less Income Than the National Average

Hoosiers continue to earn less money than most of the country, as a new report shows that median household income across the state of Indiana is nearly 10-percent less than the national average.

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Indiana Lawmakers Stand Divided On Obama’s Call for Military Strikes In Syria

Indiana lawmakers stand divided in regards to President Barack Obama’s plan to execute military strikes on Syria.

Earlier this week, while the Foreign Relations Committee voted to give President Obama the proverbial thumbs up to take forceful action against Syria, some members of the Intelligence Committee, including Indiana Republican Senator Dan Coats, appeared apprehensive about the plan.

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Hoosier Foodie: Bacon Donuts at the Indiana State Fair

Here in Indiana, fair food is a huge part of the Hoosier diet - with the state’s mad science culinary vision and its you name it, we’ll deep fry it philosophy, you can never really tell, exactly, what sort of bizarre food you will find being served out of a mobile food cart. Take, for example, bacon donuts.

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Indiana ACLU Filing Suit Against the City of Evansville Over Crosses on Riverside Drive

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a suit on behalf of two residents of Vanderburgh County. Citing the First Amendment, the suit takes aim at the City of Evansville for agreeing to allow a local church to display religious symbols on public property.

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Indiana Legislators Will Finally Take Up a Bill to End the Ban on Sunday Alcohol Sales

It was just about one year ago the Indiana General Assembly refused to give a hearing to a bill, which would allow Sunday alcohol sales leaving Indiana and Connecticut as the only states with such a ban. A few months later, Connecticut lifted their ban thus, leaving Indiana as the only hold out on lifting the ban. That could finally change as the House public policy committee scheduled a hearing on a bill to lift the ban and allow carry-out liquor sales.

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Primary Day in Indiana: Where to go to Vote

Today is primary day in Indiana and hopefully by this point in the day you have gotten out there and cast your all important vote. If you haven’t you still have some time this evening after you get off work

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Hoosiers Should Consider Investing Their Tax Returns

Last week was the deadline to file your Federal and State tax returns. If you were lucky, you were able to put that dreaded tax deadline behind you without having to pay an exorbitant amount of money to old Uncle Sam

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The Midwest Painkiller Epidemic: Dr. Feelgood meet Big Brother

According to a report this morning by the Associated Press, sales of the most popular prescription painkillers in the nation have exploded in new parts of the country. It seems that from coast to coast the Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic increases over the last decade in the distribution of Opioid Pain Relievers (OPR) including oxycodone, the key ingredient in OxyContin, Percocet, and Percodan

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Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season by Donating Blood to the American Red Cross

• Statistics show that 25% or more of us will require blood at least once in our lifetime.

 

• Only 5% of eligible donors across the nation donate blood, but the number of transfusions nationwide increases by 9% every.

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