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Gutwein’s Bill Eliminating License Plate Stickers, Saving $6M Heads to Full House

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January 23, 2020
Gutwein’s Bill Eliminating License Plate Stickers, Saving $6M Heads to Full House

State Representative Doug Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) legislation that would save taxpayers millions of dollars by eliminating vehicle registration decals passed out of the House Roads and Transportation Committee Wednesday. Each year, Hoosiers pay to renew their vehicle registrations and receive decals from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to place on their license plates. According...
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Indiana Department of Revenue To Start Accepting Tax Filings

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January 23, 2020

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) will start accepting tax filings for the 2020 individual income tax season on Monday, Jan. 27. Customers will have until April 15, 2020, to file their tax returns and pay any taxes owed. Customers can file their individual taxes online through a certified vendor, with a tax professional...
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Update: Silver Alert Cancelled Statewide Silver Alert for Goshen Man

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January 22, 2020
Update:  Silver Alert Cancelled     Statewide Silver Alert for Goshen Man

A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared for Goshen Man. The Goshen Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Dennis L. Heminger, a 75 year old white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 181 pounds, gray hair with gray eyes, last seen wearing a dark blue coat, blue jeans, dark shoes and glasses. Dennis...
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UPDATE: Silver Alert Cancelled A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared for Elkhart Man

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January 22, 2020
UPDATE:   Silver Alert Cancelled    A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared for Elkhart Man

The Elkhart Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Blaine E. Kurtz, a 60 year old white male, 6 feet tall, 185 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes.  Blaine was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket and jeans. Blaine is missing from the Elkhart and was last seen on Saturday, January 18, 2020...
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Senator Donato: Bill to Address Teacher Training Requirements Passes Committee

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January 22, 2020
Senator Donato: Bill to Address Teacher Training Requirements Passes Committee

A bill authored by State Senator Stacey Donato (R-Logansport) that would address teacher training requirements unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development Wednesday. Senate Bill 266 would require the Indiana Department of Education to evaluate state teacher training requirements and report their recommendations for streamlining, combining and reducing teacher training requirements to the...
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Jordan’s Bill to Add Flexibility For Education Regulations and Renewal Requirements

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January 22, 2020
Jordan’s Bill to Add Flexibility For Education Regulations and Renewal Requirements

The House Education Committee advanced Wednesday State Rep. Jack Jordan’s (R-Bremen) bill that would add flexibility for education regulations and licensure renewal requirements. Jordan’s legislation would empower local schools to determine which education laws and requirements work best for their districts by applying for a waiver with the State Board of Education for hundreds of state regulations. The...
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DO YOU HAVE A MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN?

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January 22, 2020

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is a one-time opportunity, between January 1 and March 31 every year. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you may switch from your current plan into another Advantage Plan or switch into Original Medicare and pick up a Part D prescription drug plan, if you choose. Changes made during...
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NRC Approves New Nature Preserve

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January 22, 2020

The Natural Resources Commission (NRC), during its regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting on Jan. 21 at Fort Harrison State Park, approved the creation of a new nature preserve, Patoka Hills Nature Preserve, in Crawford County. The action increases to 290 the number of state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act. The new 26.79-acre nature...
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AG Curtis Hill hosts crime prevention forum

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January 22, 2020
AG Curtis Hill hosts crime prevention forum

Attorney General Curtis Hill today hosted a crime prevention forum in Bloomington as part of a listening tour visiting 14 cities across the Hoosier state. The purpose of the tour is to facilitate conversations aimed at developing solutions to residents’ crime-related concerns. “When we come together to listen, learn and understand the problems facing...
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Governor Holcomb to Gather for Celebratory School Choice Week Breakfast

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January 22, 2020
Governor Holcomb to Gather for Celebratory School Choice Week Breakfast

Governor Eric Holcomb will join state legislators and students for a breakfast celebrating Indiana’s K-12 educational choices on Wednesday, Jan. 29. One of Indiana’s most prominent events during School Choice Week, the Quality Education Celebration will take place 7:30-9 a.m. at the Conrad Hotel.   Besides giving policymakers, parents, and students a unique opportunity...
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AG Curtis Hill continues efforts to protect unborn children with Down syndrome

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January 22, 2020
AG Curtis Hill continues efforts to protect unborn children with Down syndrome

 Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed a second amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of an Ohio law prohibiting medical providers from performing abortions sought specifically because unborn children have Down syndrome. Previously, Attorney General Hill filed an amicus brief asking the full 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to consider this matter after a...
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Walorski files For Re-election

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January 21, 2020
Walorski files For Re-election

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) Tuesday filed for re-election to continue representing Indiana’s 2nd District in Congress. “As a lifelong Hoosier, I’m grateful to be able to fight for the hardworking people of Indiana’s 2nd District,” Walorski said. “Politicians in Washington are trying to divide the country with a radical agenda and a partisan impeachment...
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Patrick Arrested Following Accident

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January 21, 2020
Patrick Arrested Following Accident

On Sunday, January 19th, at approximately 10:45 P.M. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Plymouth Fire Department were dispatched to the area of U.S. 30 and Tulip Road for an unknown injury accident. When officers arrived on the scene they located three occupants of the vehicle involved in the accident. The driver identified...
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Representative Walorski Awarded for Ending Govt Animal Tests

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January 21, 2020
Representative Walorski Awarded for Ending Govt Animal Tests

For the fourth consecutive year, White Coat Waste Project is proud to announce the recipients of its Laurie and Carlee McGrath Congressional Waste Warrior Awards. The award recognizes Members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding leadership to expose and stop $20 billion in wasteful and unnecessary taxpayer-funded animal experiments, an effort supported by a majority of Americans. Below...
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Plymouth Man Arrested After Single Vehicle Accident

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January 21, 2020
Plymouth Man Arrested After Single Vehicle Accident

On Saturday, January 18th at approximately 3:00 A.M. Deputy Bennett with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident in the area of 17th Road and Thorn Road. Arriving on the scene the deputy located 50 year old, Wayne J. Miller of Plymouth who was found to be under the influence of...
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Plymouth High School Welcomes the Class of 2024 at Freshmen Orientation

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January 21, 2020
Plymouth High School Welcomes the Class of 2024 at Freshmen Orientation

As eighth-grade students transition to high school, some students may experience a significant decline in both grades and attendance. Research shows this could occur as a result of the new social opportunities, the greater option of choices for young students, in addition to the pressures of fitting in and finding their comfortable peer groups....
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City Plan Commission & BZA Meetings Cancelled

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January 21, 2020
City Plan Commission & BZA Meetings Cancelled

Both the Plymouth Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals meetings will be cancelled in February. There were no cases submitted for review and other matters can be delayed until a meeting where there are cases to discuss. Again, both city meetings on February 4th are cancelled.
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Governor Eric Holcomb Files For Reelection

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January 21, 2020
Governor Eric Holcomb Files For Reelection

 Today, Governor Eric Holcomb officially filed his candidacy for reelection as Indiana’s governor, filing petition signatures from Hoosiers in all of Indiana’s 92 counties to earn a place on the 2020 ballot. “Indiana is on a roll and we’re not taking our foot off the gas,” said Governor Holcomb. “While the names on the ballot will be...
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Applications for CHAP available through March 31

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January 21, 2020
Applications for CHAP available through March 31

The DNR’s Community Hunting Access Program (CHAP) is accepting applications for funding for the 2020 deer hunting season through March 31. Parks, homeowners associations, and other land-managing entities are eligible to apply. If selected, community partners will be awarded financial assistance to help them manage a deer hunt during the regulated deer hunting seasons....
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10,000 Hoosiers Complete High-Demand Certificate Program

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January 21, 2020

More than 10,000 Hoosiers have completed a high-demand certificate program through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant, which provides tuition-free certificates in five of the state’s most sought-after sectors, including health and life sciences; IT and business services; building and construction, transportation and logistics; and advanced manufacturing. Additionally, more than 900 employers have taken advantage of...
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