Sen.-elect Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) became the state senator for Senate District 7 after taking the oath of office on Monday, Feb. 12. He was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

On Tuesday, February 6 at approximately 3:57 p.m., the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a four-vehicle crash on State Road 10 near County Road 650 West.

LAPORTE — The Lady Kougars must have felt they were staring into a funhouse mirror image of themselves on Saturday, Feb. 10 when they took on the Lake Central Lady Indians in the first game of the LaPorte Regional — only is was a slightly bigger, slightly taller version of the Kougars. The K…

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Legislation that would ensure patients committed to a mental health institution or psychiatric hospital have voting rights and can claim permanent residency heads to the governor’s desk. Senate Enrolled Act 9 was authored by Sens. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg and Greg Walker, R-Columbus, and area legislator Rep. Jeff Ellington, R-Bloomington was one of the bill’s sponsors. … Continue reading Voting rights bill heading to governor’s desk

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Massachusetts-based bike share provider Zagster will introduce 150 of its Pace model bicycles to Bloomington and Indiana University this spring. In October 2017, the city and IU announced they were pursuing a bike share program to serve both populations with a dockless system, which doesn’t require specialty bike racks to facilitate a unit’s rental. Zagster … Continue reading Zagster to provide 150 units for city, IU bike share this spring

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Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton and police Chief Mike Diekhoff admitted their mistakes to a full house inside City Hall’s council chambers. They were not as transparent as they should have been about the city’s purchase of a new armored vehicle for the Bloomington Police Department’s Critical Incident Response Team. Dozens of people Tuesday evening took … Continue reading Mayor, police chief admit to lack of transparency on armored vehicle issue

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Castlight Health Inc. (CSLT) on Wednesday reported a loss of $8.6 million in its fourth quarter.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Quidel Corp. (QDEL) on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.1 million in its fourth quarter.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials must go back and review documents related to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, under a Wednesday court ruling that came after environmentalists accused President Donald Trump's administration of withholding details on the project's approval.

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FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (AP) — Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (KALU) on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $15.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel — and political advice — to U.S. presidents.

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