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At a recent training, Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension’s forage specialist, warned Extension Educators from around Indiana that the 2019 spring harvested forage crops are lower than normal in quality and, without proper supplements, there could be serious consequences to animal health.

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Kids deserve more. That was the message heard across the state of Indiana during Tuesday’s Red for Ed Day of Action, and the purpose behind 15,000 educators and other supportive Hoosiers filling the sacred halls of the Statehouse.

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The federal government’s decision in July to end a 16-year moratorium on executing federal inmates is regrettable, unnecessary and morally unjustified. As we observe Respect Life Month in the Catholic Church, we, the Bishops of Indiana, in as much as federal executions are conducted in our s…

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Working for Purdue Extension, you can probably guess that facts and research-based information are very important to me. I pride myself in giving people information they can use to enhance their lives. I hope most of the people I have worked with have developed a sense of trust in both the i…

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It’s been almost 12 months since President Donald Trump announced he had reached a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement modernizes the North American Free Trade Agreement and resets the parameters of North American trade on freer and fairer te…

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For parents who spent this weekend loading up the family car with laundry bags that would knock over Santa Claus, schlepping your son’s not-so-mini fridge up cramped dorm staircases or struggling to apply fitted sheets to lofted bunk-beds that sit three to four inches from the ceiling, I don…

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The other day, I was driving down a road that was recently repaved but had not yet had striping to designate traffic lanes. It occurred to me that the signs cautioning drivers could well apply to voters as well.

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Last week, the Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law requiring that fetal remains be treated as human remains – a victory for life and a substantial step toward recognizing the human dignity of the unborn. Yet it is the second issue in the case – Indiana’s ban on abortions motivated solely by …

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As I travel across the state, I continue to hear stories from Hoosier innovators who are solving 21st-century challenges, small businesses who are hiring their first employees and global companies who are growing and finding success here. And, thanks to job creators and hardworking Hoosiers,…

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Voter turnout is a concern across the country, but it’s especially problematic in Indiana where it has been lagging for years. It hit rock bottom in 2014 when, by many measures, Indiana had the lowest voter turnout of all the states. By the 2016 presidential elections, there was improvement,…

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Renewable energy sources and energy-savings programs are key elements of Indiana Michigan Power’s plans to power our customers’ energy needs today and into the future.

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One century ago, the first woman legally cast her ballot in an American presidential election. In honor of this important moment in American history, I co-authored legislation recognizing the legacy of women’s suffrage in our country.

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In taking my traditional February introspective journey through Black History Month to reflect on the many historical accomplishments African-Americans have achieved, I am proud to be an American. I’ve developed a strong appreciation for the struggles and sacrifices, and for the pitfalls and…

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Education and training beyond high school are critical not only to our state’s economic success but also to help Hoosiers reach their aspirations and live fulfilling lives. That’s why Indiana adopted a goal for 60 percent of all working-age adults to have a quality credential beyond a high s…

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On Tuesday, I will be going to the Indiana Statehouse to join hundreds of other youth and adult advocates calling for an increase in the state cigarette tax to reduce tobacco use and save lives. This debate is personal to me.

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If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Indiana, this message is primarily for you.

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Like many in Indiana, I have been watching closely as accusations against Attorney General Curtis Hill were first leaked to the media and the subsequent news coverage and investigations into the matter ensued. While I have serious concerns over how those events have unfolded, I have been par…

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The transition students make after high school graduation is one of the most important they face in their lives. It is exciting, but it can also be challenging to know the best course. In Indiana, we are taking steps to ensure the academic part of this transition is more seamless for student…

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The Elkhart County Correctional Facility (Jail) has a capacity of 1,000 inmates with an additional capacity of up to 3,000 if more housing units are constructed. Our average jail population during 2017 was 953 inmates. Today I have 900 inmates. When opened in 2007, the Elkhart County Correct…

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We – the civilian residents, members of the police force and city government of Elkhart – are at a critical juncture. How we navigate through this time will have a long-term impact on the city’s health, trust and safety.

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Beacon Health System is the area’s largest provider of health care. Whether it’s in one of our many physician offices or emergency departments, or at one of our outpatient sites, we provide care to more than a million residents in our community each year. As a healthcare provider this next s…

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