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ISP, Federal and Local Government Agencies Collect More Than 39,000 Pounds of Unwanted Medications

(Indianapolis, IN) – On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Hoosiers participated in the 19th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” by visiting Indiana State Police Posts, locations sponsored by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) and the Indiana Board of Pharmacy, and other sites across the state. “Prescription Drug Take Back Day is …

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Indiana DCS highlights adoptions during awareness month

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 2, 2020) – The Indiana Adoption Program and the Department of Child Services are once again partnering with the Indiana Supreme Court to share stories of children who have found permanent loving homes across the state. Each November, in honor of National Adoption Month, state agencies work to spread …

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IDDC Accepting Applications for Destination Development Grant

INDIANAPOLIS – (Oct. 29, 2020) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) announced today that the Destination Development Grant program application period is now open. “These grants can boost communities and regions across the state,” Crouch said. “Projects should focus on developing or enhancing amenities and destinations that improve …

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Superintendent McCormick Releases EducationFIRST Packet Outlining Critical Policy Actions Needed During Upcoming Legislative Session

INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick today released an EducationFIRST packet, outlining critical policy actions needed during the upcoming legislative session. Including an infographic, legislative briefs, and a letter addressed to state legislators, Superintendent McCormick identified five core issues facing Indiana’s K-12 ecosystem, along with the consequences for leaving …

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Indiana secures ten-year extension of Healthy Indiana Plan

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that Indiana has received approval to continue its successful alternative to traditional Medicaid expansion—the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)—for ten more years. This allows the state to continue health coverage for more than 572,000 low-income adult Hoosiers. “Today’s extension empowers more than half …

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New HR & Talent Attraction Assistance Available to Indiana Small Businesses

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 26, 2020) – Today, the Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC) announced new resources to provide employment support to Indiana small businesses and entrepreneurs. Through these initiatives, eligible companies may apply for no-cost assistance to help enhance their workplace policies or recruit and hire employees essential to the business’ long-term …

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Indiana Broadcasters Association Donates $15,000 to Support Historic Knightstown’s Hoosier Gym to Stem Pandemic Losses

Carmel, Ind. – October 23, 2020 – The Indiana Broadcasters Association, which represents more than 270 TV and Radio stations across the Hoosier state, is donating  $15,000 to support the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown.  The contribution was presented this week during the IBA’s 2020 “Best In Broadcasting” Spectrum Awards that …

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