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Torch relay app lets users track journey

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay begins in less than two weeks and thanks to a new mobile app Hoosiers can track the torch’s location. App users can get up-to-the-second information via a GPS device that has been built into the torch. The torch also includes an HD camera that will […]

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Wet weather causing extra challenges for orchards and threatening tree health

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A soggy summer filled with heavy rain, flooding and thunderstorms is threatening the health of trees across Indiana. Leaf scorch – the browning of leaves – branch dieback and premature defoliations are symptoms noted on mature oak, tulip and maple trees. Purdue University tree experts said homeowners and landowners […]

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Funding road construction and repairs could mean higher gas prices

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers could soon see a rise in gas prices in an effort to generate more funding for state infrastructure. House Bill 1104, which was presented to the House Roads and Transportation Committee on Wednesday, would require the Indiana Department of Transportation to hire an outside company to conduct a […]

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Daniels up for teaching Purdue class

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com Once he takes the helm at Purdue University in January, Gov. Mitch Daniels says he would like to try his hand at teaching. He told a crowd on Thursday that had gathered for a question-and-answer session that he has already been approached by a few departments at the university, and said […]