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Judge blocks portions of state’s new abortion law

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A judge has blocked provisions in a new abortion law that would make it harder for a girl under 18 to have an abortion without telling her parents. Under current Indiana law, anyone under 18 must have the consent of a parent, legal guardian or custodian to get an […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Preventing meningitis outbreaks at state schools

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Students attending Indiana state colleges and universities can now add meningitis to the list of vaccinations required before they can further their education. “Close contact is […]

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Hoosier politicians react to decision of insurance providers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two health insurance providers, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and MDwise, announced Wednesday they would not be offering health plans under the Affordable Care Act in Indiana for 2018. Wednesday marked the deadline for insurance companies to submit proposed rates to the Indiana Department of Insurance. “Today’s news again confirms […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Mental illness education program for law enforcement may expand

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Amy Brinkley thinks her brother’s death could have been prevented. Her 30-year-old brother Paul suffered from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. In his mid-20s, Paul endured […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Unstaffed markets offer healthier options at the office

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Standing in front of the micro market in her office building, Laurann Rodriguez looks through the options. She browses four refrigerated sections of sandwiches, fruit and […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Need a vaccine? Go to your local pharmacy

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Starting in July, Hoosiers will be able to go to their local pharmacy to receive vaccines for a wide range of conditions. Senate Enrolled Act […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: BMV will soon collect emergency contact data

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be required to create and maintain an emergency contact database for Hoosiers, making it easier for law enforcement to […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Cervical cancer patient fights for statewide plan

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Erica Frazier Stum was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 27 years old. Despite surgery and intense chemotherapy, she has had three diagnoses of the disease with […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Baby box law intends to save newborn lives

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – In 1972, a 17-year-old girl in Ohio was raped and became pregnant. When the teen gave birth to a baby girl, she abandoned her two hours […]

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Making the difficult transition from home to assisted living easier

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com​ FRANKLIN, Ind. – Rick Mosbaugh has been a fan of the Pacers since he was young — back when they were in the American Basketball Association and before they built an arena. He watches all the Pacers games at Morning Pointe Assisted Living, where he is a resident. Mosbaugh was diagnosed […]

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