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  • Franciscan Alliance and Prevention Insights awarded $1.57M grant to support treatment for opioid addiction in Indiana - May 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Franciscan Health Foundation, on behalf of Franciscan Alliance, has been awarded a three-year, $1.57 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder at Franciscan Health hospitals in Marion and Lake counties. Franciscan Health Foundation has partnered with Prevention Insights, part of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, on a project to support and expand Read more…

  • Senators Announce Stop for School Buses Act - May 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

    This week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) announced the introduction of the Stop for School Buses Act of 2019 (S. 1254). Last year, in Rochester, Indiana, a driver struck and killed three young siblings and injured a fourth student while they were boarding a school bus. This bipartisan legislation requires a comprehensive evaluation of methods to prevent the dangerous and illegal passing of school buses at loading zones. U.S. Read more…

  • 2019 Jan Nona Environmental Steward Award Goes to Daisy Lee - May 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The 2019 Jan Nona Environmental Stewardship Award has been awarded to Daisy Lee, an Environmental Science teacher at Krueger Middle School.  As Director of the Krueger Environmental Learning Center (KELC), Lee has helped students gain hands-on experience with planting trees, preparing walking trails, and collecting soil samples from nearby streams.  KELC has also helped Krueger Middle School reduce their waste from an average of 11 bags per day down to Read more…

  • Visclosky Announces 2019 Military Academy Night - May 25, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Pete Visclosky is holding Military Academy Night on May 28th 6pm to 8pm at Indiana Northwest Arts and Science Building on the 1st floor, room 1041. Applicants who are from the First Congressional District and interested in military service or attending a U.S. military academy. Students will learn about the educational opportunities and the application process for the following institutions: U.S. Military Academy at West Point U.S. Coast Guard Academy Read more…

  • Another Round of Gypsy Moth Treatment This Week - May 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Porter and LaPorte counties, received the first of their two applications of Gypsy Moth Treatment last week and will receive their second application this week, weather permitting. Weather could delay treatments until the following week. Treatment begins shortly after sunrise but could be delayed until later in the morning or to the next favorable day due to unfavorable weather condition such as morning fog or rain.  Treatment should take about Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Smoke screen, revolving license plate: Aston Martin’s Goldfinger DB5 replicates famous movie car

    Aston Martin(LONDON) — It’s what every James Bond fan has dreamed of owning: an Aston Martin DB5 that contains the very devices agent 007 deployed to elude his malevolent enemies in the classic 1964 film “Goldfinger.” Aston Martin, the 106-year-old British automaker, heard the rallying cries and decided to create 25 collector Goldfinger DB5 continuation cars that feature the gadgets seen in the movie: a rear smoke screen, revolving license Read more…

  • Fired up Bernie Sanders returns home for first Vermont rally of 2020 cycle

    ABC News(MONTPELIER, Vermont) — On a sunny day on the Burlington, Vermont, lakeshore in 2015, an independent U.S. senator with a relatively low national profile shocked the political establishment by turning out a boisterous crowd of thousands as he kicked-off his unlikely presidential campaign. Now, almost exactly four years later and 40 miles down the road, in the shadow of the statehouse, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. – today a political Read more…

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