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Indiana Could See Changes To Smog Emission Rules

Oct 14, 2016

Indiana could be forced to reduce power plant emissions that cause smog because of a lawsuit filed by six northeastern states against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed the lawsuit along with Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont last week. Those states are asking the EPA to add Indiana and Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia to the Ozone Transport Region (OTR).

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"Is there any kind of donation or contribution?" she says.

"Nope, we're just out getting the word out," says Russell.

Douglas says she supports Hillary Clinton, and she's seen a lot of campaign ads attacking Evan Bayh, but doesn't know much else about him. She studies the flyers they give her carefully.

How long will Jim Harbaugh stay in Ann Arbor?

Oct 14, 2016
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Two years ago, the Michigan Wolverines had just lost to Rutgers to post an anemic 2-4 record. Fans were miserable, especially the students, and they showed it by staying home instead of going to the stadium.

Last week, Michigan beat Rutgers 78-0. They’re undefeated, and ranked fourth in the nation. What a difference a couple years make – or one coach, take your pick.

That coach, of course, is Jim Harbaugh, and he’s probably the hottest coach in America.

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Several Indiana cities -- including Hobert, Muncie and Lafayette -- that had expected to earn revenue from advertising appearing on city-owned trash cans have seen those deals put on hold.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski says he’s ready to sever an agreement with National Cart Marketing, which had promised to pay half-a-dozen Indiana cities for the privilege of putting advertising on trash can lids.

There has been a lot of talk about how the explosive 2005 video of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women may drag down Republican Senate candidates. But so far, it's not a game changer in Indiana. Trump is still favored to win the reliably red state, so that means both contenders for the open Senate seat are fighting over Trump supporters. That's an awkward spot for former Sen.

Liberty University is a place where Donald Trump still has a lot of support.

But his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is the one who seems naturally at home at the Virginia college, in a way the flamboyant New York real estate developer is not.

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Indiana farmers aren't harvesting quite as much corn as expected this year — but they should still have record yields for soybeans.

After a weekend where Indiana Gov. Mike Pence strongly rebuked running mate Donald Trump and refused to campaign for him — and after a debate where Trump undercut a Pence policy proposal on Syria — Pence made the cable news rounds Monday morning to praise Trump.

Can Donald Trump Show He's Sorry?

Oct 9, 2016

Donald Trump has apologized for his vulgar comments about women that were revealed in a recording obtained by the Washington Post on Friday.

East Chicago Housing Authority

A federal judge has stepped in to halt the East Chicago Housing Authority's policy of searching tenants' apartments without a warrant or prior notice.

Wednesday's injunction stems from an Indiana ACLU lawsuit in February, months before revelations about high levels of lead in a city housing complex.

State Sales Tax Revenues Continue To Come In Low

Oct 7, 2016
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State revenues are still falling short of projections, three months into the fiscal year.

Revenue numbers released Friday show Indiana earned nearly $26 million less in sales tax than it expected in September.

Those revenues have fallen short of expectations for 19 of the past 21 months.

America has a scary clown problem.

Last month, the Two-Way reported on a spate of creepy-clown sightings across America. It seemed to begin in Greenville, S.C., where there were reports that "suspicious clowns were attempting to lure children into the woods."

Consolidated Grain & Barge

 

The CGB plant in southwest Indiana pulls in grain from farmers around the region. It's one of four grain barging companies in the state.

Indiana is fourth nationally for soybean production.

The Painful History Of Eugenics In Wisconsin

Oct 6, 2016

Policies based on eugenics — the notion that humanity can essentially speed up its own evolution by weeding out people with "undesirable" traits — were once widespread in the United States. Eugenics became established as a respectable scientific field in the late 19th century, and had broad support among social and economic leaders, politicians and advocates for women's suffrage. The eugenics movement in the U.S. informed federal immigration restrictions and influenced forced-sterilization laws in at least 30 states.

Ticket info released for governor's debate

Oct 5, 2016

Possibly the hottest ticket in town will be a seat in the theater at the University of Southern Indiana for the October 25th gubernatorial debate.  

The tickets are free but you will need one to get inside the venue. USI officials tell us that the website for tickets to the governor’s debate will go live at 10am central time next Monday. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

The url is: www.usi.edu/debate2016.  Once the tickets are gone, the website will be closed.

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