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Advocates gathered at the Statehouse on Jan 16 to show their support for HB 1380, a bill to reduce smoking in Indiana by increasing the state’s cigarette tax. Supporters at the rally provided information to lawmakers on the importance of taking action to improve Hoosier health.

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The House Select Committee on Government Reduction on Tuesday, Jan. 16 passed State Rep. Douglas Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) bill that would work to consolidate and streamline state agency reporting requirements.

Beat cabin fever and learn some history of northwest Indiana during a Geocache Adventure at Indiana Dunes State Park on Saturday, Jan. 20.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at the nature center and runs to 5:30 p.m. CST. Using GPS technology, participants will travel the park and nearby Dunela…

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On Tuesday, January 9, an executor of an estate was executing a civil action at an estate on County Road 1100 North, east of Potomac Drive near Interstate 65 and SR 10, when they found what was believed to be child pornography from the residence, occupied by Raymond W. Upthegrove, 33, accord…

The Kankakee Valley Wrestling Team continued their dominant season with a near sweep of the Lowell Super Duals on Saturday, Dec. 16. The Kougars out-grappled not only their hosts, the Lowell R…

The Kankakee Valley Kougars Swim Teams both plundered the visiting Merrillville Pirates with outstanding performances. The boys’ team won by a margin of 98 to 81 and the girls did even better,…

In the relatively short history of the school and the Basketball Knights, three local teams have always overcome Covenant: Hebron, Kouts and Morgan Township. In a matchup with the Cherokees on…

The Covenant Christian Boys’ Basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, Dec. 16 after a stellar 6 – 0 start. The team fell to Tri-County 62 – 42 with free-throws, mostl…

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On Tuesday, January 9, an executor of an estate was executing a civil action at an estate on County Road 1100 North, east of Potomac Drive near Interstate 65 and SR 10, when they found what was believed to be child pornography from the residence, occupied by Raymond W. Upthegrove, 33, accord…

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The Bloomington City Council adopted the Comprehensive Master Plan after 11 p.m. Wednesday, after five months and more than 170 amendments. The vote came after several final amendments were approved, including those that addressed future growth and housing turnover. The document now returns to the city’s plan commission for a review of the amended document … Continue reading City council amends, approves plan for Bloomington’s future

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NEW YORK (AP) — IBM reported its first quarter of revenue growth in more than five years as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence.

Cheers to a new year. Make a commitment to yourself in 2018 and take time to invest in your health and well-being. Allow time to be active, eat well and de-stress. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

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The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) WorkWell Massachusetts Awards Program recognizes Massachusetts employers for their exemplary work in worksite health promotion. The program showcases employers of all sizes – large and small – on their employee wellness program’s performance. Award winners are categorized into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and they are recognized at the WWCMA Annual Conference in September during the Awards Ceremony.

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The 2017 WWCMA Annual Conference Committee works hard all year to put together an amazing event for their members and the wellness community. The team kicks off their planning in January — working on the conference theme, managing venue logistics and lining up speakers that align with the theme. From there, they meet every week to discuss, plan, promote and execute all of their assigned tasks.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city, while colleagues are remembering him as the "cream of the crop."

“In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create but by what we refuse to destroy.” John Sawhill,

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests.

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem.

HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet …