Red Cross Top Five Ways to Prevent Spread of Flu

Flu season is here and more and more people across the country are getting sick. The American Red Cross urges people to get vaccinated now and offers tips everyone can follow to help prevent the spread of the flu.

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IFA INDOT Receive Six Responses for Illiana

The Indiana portion of the Illiana Expressway Project has received six responses requesting the qualifications to develop, design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Indiana side of the expressway corridor. 
The Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of...

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Senator Coats Urges Republican Input on Legislation

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Indiana Senator Dan Coats and seven other Senate Republicans held a press conference in the nation's Capitol Tuesday after Majority Leader Reid rejected their compromise proposal to reform unemployment insurance benefits.
Recalling what the majority leader said last week about...

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Republicans Respond to Governor's Speech

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In response to Governor Mike Pence's State of the State Address, Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Tim Berry released the following statement:
"Governor Mike Pence's State of the State Address illustrated that the successes seen in 2013 were just...

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Governor Delivers 2014 State of the State Address

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his 2014 State of the State address in front a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House Chambers Tuesday night.
Governor Pence presented a big agenda and he led off and ended...

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Purdue President Looking to Extend Tuition Freeze

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Tuition at Purdue University's main campus in Lafayette might not go up for a third consecutive year if University President Mitch Daniels has his way.
According to the university's website, on Tuesday Daniels posted a message stating that he plans...

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NIRPC Kicks off Waterway Watershed Initiative

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Working together with local communities and organizations, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is kicking off a project to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitats in the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway watershed.
NIRPC identified the watershed as a...

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Great Lakes Restoration Funds Could Go Back Up

Funds to cleanup and restore the Great Lakes, which were slashed last year from 300 million to 60 million dollars by a US House of representatives subcommittee, could be restored back up to that 300 million dollar mark. According to published reports, congressional leaders are currently crafting a compromise bill to allocate funding to deal with issues such as toxic pollution and runoff, loss of wetlands and wildlife habitat and invasive species. ...

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AUDIO: VITA Program at IU NW

Beginning Friday, February 7th and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, most northwest Indiana families may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics.

To our Region NewsTeam interview with Professor James Thomas, who is the head of the program at IU Northwest, click

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Remember to Address Asthma During the Winter

The CDC reports the flu is widespread in the Hoosier state, which is why the American Lung Association is reminding Hoosiers that cold weather precautions are especially important for those with asthma. Hoosier with asthma are encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth and officials report upper respiratory viral infections, including influenza, increases the risk of asthma exacerbations and complications, which is why influenza vaccination is crucial for those with asthma. An estimated 9.5 percent of children and 9.1 percent of adults in Indiana currently have asthma, but only 45.3 percent of adults and 45.6 percent of children with asthma receive their annual flu shot.
For more information about asthma and cold weather, visit or contact your primary health care provider....

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