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Indiana officials dabble in iPad trend

The Fort Wayne City Council is the most recent local government body to take steps to switch from paper documents to electronic ones using iPads.

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Reality TV star Rupert to run for Indiana governor

Rupert Boneham announced Friday that he intends to seek to Libertarian Party nomination for the Indiana governor’s seat in 2012.

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Paul Ryan said he will not endorse any GOP presidential hopefuls

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan told reporters Friday night that he will not be picking a favorite among the Republicans seeking the party’s nomination in the 2012 presidential election.

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Cheri Daniels says VP not ‘an option’ for husband

Indiana’s first lady said Thursday that being a vice presidential nominee never “would’ve been an option” to her husband, Gov. Mitch Daniels.

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Opposition to I-69 could mean funding cut for Bloomington bus system

Bloomington could lose more than $12 million in federal funding for its bus system and the region could lose millions more for road and bridge projects if the local Metropolitan Planning Organization fails to put construction of Interstate 69 into its transportation plan.

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Indiana retailers want Amazon to pay sales tax too

Three businesses Thursday asked the Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy to consider legislation that would require online retailers, such as Amazon and Overstock.com, to pay sales tax.

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Five key mayoral races to watch

One year after Republicans swept most of Indiana’s major state and local elections, Democrats are seeking retribution in this fall’s mayoral races – and the outcome could be a signal of the political landscape for 2012.

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Obama raises most from Hoosiers; Romney tops Republicans

The Republican presidential hopefuls have raised more than $400,000 from Hoosiers so far in the 2012 election cycle, while President Barack Obama – the Democrat incumbent – has raised just under $300,000 from Indiana residents.

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70% of juvenile offenders nationally reoffend in three years

Juvenile incarceration is expensive, harmful to kids and ineffective. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which argues that major changes are needed in the juvenile justice system to make it more cost effective and reduce recidivism.

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Casinos act to fend off coming competition

Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg will break ground next week on a $49 million event center that local officials hope will bolster business in the small community’s downtown and fend off competition from a casino under construction in Cincinnati.

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