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  • Give-Back Dinner to Benefit Lubeznik Center for the Arts - January 24, 2020 at 8:42 am

    On Thursday, February 6, Bentwood Tavern in New Buffalo, Michigan will host a Give-Back Dinner to benefit Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) in Michigan City, Indiana. Bentwood Tavern has generously agreed to donate 50% of all food and beverage revenue from the evening to support LCA’s mission. LCA is a non-profit agency working to eliminate barriers and provide people of all ages with access to compelling art exhibitions and Read more…

  • Franciscan Health schedules additional emergency blood drive - January 24, 2020 at 8:41 am

    With an emergency need for blood, Franciscan Health will host an additional Versiti Blood Center of Illinois blood drive at its Michigan City hospital on Jan. 28. This drive is in addition to upcoming drives at the Franciscan Health Munster and Crown Point hospitals in February. The upcoming blood drives are as follows: * 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Franciscan Health Michigan City, 3500 Franciscan Way, Read more…

  • Jim Pressel: Bill taking aim at distracted driving moves forward - January 24, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) that would prohibit holding a hand-held electronic device while driving passed out of the House Roads and Transportation Committee Wednesday. Pressel, a member of the committee, said nine Americans are killed each day as a result of distracted driving. It is also one of the top killers of teenagers, responsible for more than 58 percent of teen crashes. He said while Read more…

  • Indiana State Department Of Health Launches Effort To Help Prevent Child Fatalities - January 24, 2020 at 6:38 am

    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has launched a new pilot program aimed at reducing serious injuries to children caused by abuse or neglect with support from a new federal initiative. Through the Child Safety Forward grant, ISDH has partnered with the Indiana University School of Social Work to conduct the pilot program in Clark, Delaware and Grant counties. Working through the local Child Fatality Review teams, ISDH will Read more…

  • The push to relax the state’s marijuana laws - January 24, 2020 at 6:34 am

    Some Indiana lawmakers are continuing their push to relax the state’s marijuana laws. At a news conference on Thursday, Senate Democratic Chair Karen Tallian promoted Senate Bill 114, which would decriminalize possession of less than one ounce of marijuana an amount that currently carries a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of one-thousand dollars. Republican State Representative Jim Lucas introduced a similar decriminalization bill in Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Uber bringing fleet of self-driving cars to Washington, DC

    Andrei Stanescu/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Uber is bringing a fleet of self-driving cars to the nation’s capital to begin mapping out prospective routes — aided by human drivers at first — starting on Friday. The new self-driving cars that are expected to hit the roads in Washington, D.C., will have the initial goal of data collection, and will have a human vehicle operator maintaining control of the car at all times, Uber Read more…

  • Trump impeachment trial live updates: Democrats make case for ‘obstruction of Congress’

    uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House managers, who continue to argue the Senate should subpoena additional witnesses and documents from an uncooperative White House, on Friday will detail President Donald Trump’s resistance in making their case for the second article of impeachment — “obstruction of Congress” — in their final day of arguments when his trial resumes at 1 p.m. Democrats now have less than eight hours left before the president’s legal team Read more…