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Rep. Harman: Legislation to benefit Hoosier teachers

April 17, 2013

04/18/13 Where would any of us be without those who educated us? From pre-school teachers to college professors, we all have at least one educator in our lives that made a lasting impact on us. They believed in us. They showed us patience. They taught us how to be better students and better people....
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Concern on location of proposed new tennis courts

April 11, 2013

04/12/13  To whom it may concern:       It has been brought to my attention that the Tennis Courts in Centennial Park need to be replaced in order for Plymouth Schools to host tournaments, sectionals, ect.  The present courts are cracked and can’t be brought up to standard because they lie in the, “Flood Plain”....
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ISTA Reacts to Senate Passage of HB 1003

April 10, 2013

Today the Indiana Senate narrowly passed HB 1003, an expansion of Indiana’s private school voucher bill. The close vote reflects the controversy that this bill rightfully engenders, expanding a program that is not even two years old. No meaningful data support the expansion of this entitlement program. ISTA continues to believe that expansion of...
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Never Stop Learning

April 2, 2013
Never Stop Learning

  04/02/13 Hopefully over the next few weeks, Western Pennsylvania will start to see a change in environment as the weather turns from a cold and dull gray into a brighter and warmer atmosphere. When spring arrives, hopes for a fresh start come along with it – we shed our winter coats, deep clean...
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Radical Change is More Than a Band-Aid or New Pill

March 11, 2013
Radical Change is More Than a Band-Aid or New Pill

  03/12/13 February is always a special month of remembrance for the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation as February 18 is the day of John Kanzius’ passing; it marks four years since John succumbed to a rare form of B-cell leukemia. During this time of year, we always take time to remember John, his experiences,...
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Legislators make a fashion statement in fight against cancer

February 1, 2013

02/04/13 Guest Column St. Rep. Tim Harman, House Dist. 17 The Statehouse sounded more like a basketball gym on Monday as the squeak of sneakers could be heard throughout the day. I joined other House legislators and staff, sporting sneakers to work with my suit to raise awareness of preventative measures to fight cancer....
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Coats Op-Ed: An imperfect fiscal cliff deal, with more financial challenges ahead

January 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In Sunday’s edition of The Indianapolis Star, Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) discusses his vote to avert the fiscal cliff and prevent massive tax hikes on Hoosiers and the need for Congress and the White House to focus the new year on reining in out-of-control government spending.     An imperfect fiscal...
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Change for a New Era

January 2, 2013
Change for a New Era

01/03/12 People look forward to New Year’s Day because it brings feelings of renewal, a promise of new beginnings and an acknowledgment for change. Most importantly, January 1st gives people a sense of hope. A hope that the New Year will bring prosperity and that perhaps major change will be made in our own...
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OUR DREAM FOR A BETTER WAY

December 9, 2012
OUR DREAM FOR A BETTER WAY

12/10/12 Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation has always had one goal in mind: to get research to the FDA in order to treat the very first human patient. I want to revisit our mission this month to solidify the importance of everything we do. The mission is simple: to create national and global awareness of...
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NILES HAUNTED HOUSE RAISES MORE THAN $57,800.00 FOR LOCAL GROUPS

November 26, 2012

11/27/12 The Niles Haunted House Scream Park, one of Michiana’s most popular autumn attractions, recently completed another successful season at its always changing 44 acre site on Mayflower Road between Niles & Buchanan. This year, the 33rd consecutive year for running the project, raised over $57,800.00 for more than 65 area children’s organizations, civic...
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