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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...

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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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Bipartisan Governors Delegation Meets With Obama At White House
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Governor Daniels Declares Emergency

Flood assistance is on the way, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

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Results Of 2010 U.S. Census Are Unveiled
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Tri-State Population Grows 2.2% Since 2000; Now Exceeds 900,000

The population of the Tri-State now exceeds 900,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 figures that have been released over the past few weeks. With Kentucky's numbers released on Thursday, I was able to gather the entire Tri-State's information for the first time.

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New U.S. 231 Opens In Spencer County

A road that's been on the drawing board for over 40 years is now a reality.

The new four-lane U.S. 231 through Spencer County, Ind. opened Tuesday following an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Gov...

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Hawaii Named Happiest State in the US
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Hawaii Named Happiest State in the US

Hawaii was the country's happiest state  in 2010.

This according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which takes into account emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, and job satisfaction.

While one might guess that Hawaii's stellar climate has something to do with its residents' contentment, the rest of the top five happiest states were rounded out by Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska and Colorado -- each far from being a tropical paradise.

On the other end of the spectrum, West Virginia was deemed the most miserable state, followed by Kentucky and Mississippi.  Read on to see where Indiana falls and for the complete list.

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