(The Center Square) — Indiana will receive payment of $15.7 million from e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. to settle allegations Juul engaged in deceptive marketing practices targeting minors. It has been unlawful to sell tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to persons under the age of 21 in the United States since 2019.

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Former Merrillville Councilwoman Chrissy Barron dies on vacation, council members say. Check out these top stories and more in The Times and nwi.com.

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Former Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas to make 'special announcement'; incumbent Matt Murphy not seeking reelection. Check out these top stories and more in The Times and nwi.com.

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Public employee pension systems are some of the largest financial liabilities on state government balance sheets. The 50 states have over $4.5 trillion in cumulative pension liabilities combined, roughly double the amount all 50 states spent in fiscal 2020. For years, state pension systems were woefully underfunded in much of the country, but according to […]