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Meetings planned for rivers initiative

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s Healthy Rivers Initiative will host two November open houses for the public to ask questions about the state’s largest land conservation effort and learn about its progress. The open houses will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dates and locations are: • Nov. 14, Austin Fire […]

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Hoosiers can turn in unneeded prescriptions Saturday

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can get rid of their unwanted and expired medications Saturday at more than 80 locations across Indiana as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Turn-in sites will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and site locations are available at www.dea.gov or by calling (800) […]

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Daniels to play a character from The Addams Family for Halloween

Staff report The Statehouse File Gov. Mitch Daniels and first lady Cheri Daniels will dress up as characters from The Addams Family for Halloween and greet trick-or-treaters at the governor’s residence from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. This is the seventh year Daniels will pass out treats. This year’s candy will be provided by […]

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State makes energy improvements in 20,000 Hoosier homes

By Lesley Weidenbener Indiana Stateline INDIANAPOLIS – The state has weatherized 20,000 homes using federal stimulus funding – a goal it reached five months earlier than projected – and has money left over for as many as 3,000 more projects. Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman made the announcement Wednesday at the Indianapolis home of Steven Foster, […]

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Indiana seeks state park interns

The state is looking for volunteers for a new state park internship that will include on-site housing, a living allowance and an education stipend.

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Sherman Minton Bridge repair to take 135 work days

Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday that a Louisville-based contractor has won a $13.9 million contract to fix the Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River and has committed to reopening the structure in 135 work days.

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Manufacturer to expand in New Castle

A New Castle manufacturer announced Monday that it will expand its operations and create as many as 150 new jobs by 2013.

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Governor names interim head for lottery

Gov. Mitch Daniels on Monday named Megan Ornellas, the chief of staff at the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, to serve as the interim executive director for the Hoosier Lottery.

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More ethanol blends available at new flex-fuel pumps

Hoosiers will soon be seeing new flex fuel pumps at Indiana convenience stores and gas stations thanks to a grant program launched Wednesday by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council.

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Ohio River bridge won’t need replaced

State highway officials announced Friday that the Sherman Minton Bridge at New Albany – closed recently because of a crack in the steel – won’t need to be fully replaced.

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