Loretta Barnes announced her candidacy for Indiana House District 13 June 26, according to a press release. The district includes parts of eight counties: Benton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White. Barnes ran as a first-time candidate for the legislative seat…

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Recently I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to attend the Sept. 13 Hoosier State Press Association Summit to address the preservation of publication of public notices in newspapers.

I am an interested possible beneficiary of the Jordan Creek Wind Project (JCWP). I live out of state and nowhere near Jordan Creek. I have very little, if any, control of whether the property involving me will lend their land to the project. However, I have spent my youth working on the farm…

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ag-Analytics is excited to announce the opening of a new office facility at the Convergence Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The location will foster ideas and encourage collaboration between industry professionals and Purdue University faculty and students in a COVID Smart environment.

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Groups including children and adults with medical conditions living in the Region were advised to continue taking precautions Friday, as an air quality alert issued Thursday was extended into the next day.

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Most people say they plan for retirement, but they are really planning for financial independence. The day you achieve financial independence is a great day – you have accumulated enough wealth to not have to work again, and will be able to retire whenever you choose. (We use the word "day" symbolically; as a practical matter, your financial independence is likely to arrive more gradually.)

How do you plan for financial independence? Here are seven simple steps to follow.

Set A Target Date and Plan Accordingly – Decide when you want to achieve financial independence, and use online calculators to help you run different scenarios based on that date. This will help you plan your savings and investment needs.

Spend Wisely – Being frugal is not being a cheapskate. Cheapskates will not pay for anything. Frugal people will pay for value. If it doesn't bring you value – and that could be emotional enjoyment as well as financi...

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June 28 is National Insurance Awareness Day. Is it a coincidence that less than a week later, we celebrate Independence Day with lots of explosives in untrained hands? Americans spent a record $945 million on fireworks in 2018, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA).

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many professional fireworks displays to be cancelled, resulting in even more potentially dangerous at-home fireworks shows. Perhaps it's time to brush up on your knowledge of fireworks safety and how potential damage or injury could be covered by your insurance policies.

For many Americans, the Fourth of July holiday means cookouts, family get-togethers, and a nighttime fireworks show. If you are putting on your own fireworks display for your family, friends and neighbors, your first thought should be about safety. Your second thought might well be about insurance.

In general, fireworks affect two different policies – your Five Fun Financial Facts: 4th of July - #1 of 5

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Few things are more effective at fighting identity theft than credit freezes. When you freeze your credit, potential lenders can't access your credit file to assess the risk of lending money to you. No risk assessment means no credit – so identity thieves can't use your stolen information to create fake accounts in your name.

You can't open new credit accounts in your name, either. When you're ready to shop for a new home or refinance your existing one, you must temporarily remove (thaw) the freeze so lenders can assess your credit.

Fortunately, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 removed credit freeze barriers by making them free and simple to apply and remove. If you request a credit freeze with any of the three major credit reporting agencies (TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax) over the phone or via a secu...

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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's sound advice for almost all aspects of life, including the search for mortgage relief services.

Distressed homeowners don't have to resort to third-party mortgage services. Free counseling is available at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD programs such as the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) can allow qualified homeowners to refinance their home at more favorable terms.

If you don't qualify for any HUD programs, you can work directly with your lender or consult with third-party mortgage counseling services. However, you must be careful to distinguish legitimate mortgage services from scammers. Scammers are adept at taking advantage of desperate homeowners for their own gain without providing any assistan...

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Summer is back, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the cancellation of festivals, concerts and other large gatherings, people who enjoy being among nature are enjoying the outdoors. Given social distancing and other public health safety measures that are still in place across much of the country —particularly large, urban areas — hiking, camping and fishing can be great ways to pass the time and still be safe.

The question of how much liquid to consume daily basis has no simple answer. Several studies have shown differing recommendations. However, specific fluid needs depend on several factors, which include overall health, location and even level of activeness. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but knowing more about the body’s need for liquids can help in estimating how much ought to be sipped up.

Independence Day is around the corner. Families are likely prepping to watch or set off fireworks and sparklers. However, the Fourth of July celebration might turn a fun-filled day into a painful memory if caution isn’t properly exercised. Even the most innocent-looking fire displays can lead to injuries or an actual fire. Consider these safety tips to enjoy the holiday without going to the emergency room.

A 24-year-old person who had been marching in a Black Lives Matter protest died Saturday night, less than a day after they were hit by a car that drove the wrong direction into the Seattle crowd. Summer Taylor was protesting along the freeway near the Olive Way overpass with a group when a driver rammed into them around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, according to KIRO. Taylor and 32-year-old Diaz Love were ...

Arizona reported 3,536 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a 3.7% rise, along with four new deaths, as the Phoenix mayor complained that federal officials were declining to help with more testing. Cases have been rising at a 4.1% rate over the past seven days and now stand at 98,089. Arizona had 4,878 new infections on Wednesday, the most for a day. "We opened way too early in Arizona," Phoenix ...

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Today, like every day, Eric Verdin will cycle the steep hills of Marin County. He'll wait until noon to eat his first meal. He'll wear a mask and stay socially distanced. He'll be asleep no later than 11 p.m. Despite his excellent health, the 63-year-old scientist and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging knows he must do everything he can to protect himself from ...

LOS ANGELES - Wearing their masks, Donalene Ferrer and two other generations of family members were walking along an Oceanside neighborhood in April when a car pulled up and a woman yelled: "You started the corona!" The accuser, with a baby and a toddler in tow, turned out to be her mother's neighbor, Ferrer said. Still in shock, the victim said she stepped near the woman to ask, "Why are you ...