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Goshen College students support controversial national anthem decision

Every day at Goshen College, students walk through the quiet Northern Indiana campus passing banners that read “Healing the World Peace by Peace,” a phrase that encapsulates the values of a place affiliated with the Mennonite Church.

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States across U.S. raise fees to raise funds

Many states lately have been raising revenue by increasing user fees, rather than taking the politically risky step of hiking taxes. Now, a movement is growing to roll back fee hikes and to treat charges for parks, marriage certificates and other services the same as taxes.

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Federal judge rules against state ban of robo-calls

A federal court has ruled that Indiana can’t enforce a state ban on most political calls that use automated dialers and recorded messages, despite an earlier Indiana Supreme Court decision that upheld the law.

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Welfare caseload doesn’t increase with unemployment

A program meant to help the state’s poorest families has seen only a tiny increase in its Indiana caseload in recent years, even as the economy has faltered and unemployment has jumped.

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Romney says Obama ‘out of his depth’

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told a crowd of more than 300 Republicans Friday that business principles, budget cuts and the line item veto would help him turn around a national economy that he said President Barack Obama has failed to fix.

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Obama announces new education freedoms for states; Indiana will take advantage

Indiana will act quickly to seek a waiver of controversial federal school accountability rules under new freedoms announced Friday by President Barack Obama.

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State park attendance steady despite economy

Value has kept attendance at state parks and reservoirs stable – in Indiana and across the country – despite the downturn in the economy and tourism spending overall.

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91 of state’s 92 counties on track for on-time tax bills

Taxpayers in all but one county in Indiana face a Nov. 10 deadline to pay the second installment of their property tax bills, a sign problems that disrupted the system for years have eased.

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