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One in seven baby umbilical cords tested positive for opiates, study finds

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has a higher number of babies’ umbilical cords testing positive for opiates than the national average. Through a program in which nearly 3,000 cords from 21 hospitals were examined, data showed that one in seven—or 14.37 percent—tested positive for opiates. The national average is 10.8 percent. In January […]

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Sunday sales, CO2 testing bills pass out of House committees

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation to approve Sunday alcohol sales is moving swiftly through the Indiana General Assembly as one version of the bill passed out of a House committee Wednesday. Senate Bill 1, heard by the House Public Policy Committee, would allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. But […]

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Commentary: David Long’s closed-door legacy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When David Long announced his retirement as president pro tempore of the Indiana Senate, most tributes focused on his part in the battles and public policy decisions that have made the state a laboratory for conservative governance. In his retirement announcement, the Fort Wayne Republican touted his role in […]