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2010 Salute to Women Award Recipients announced, 9 to be honored March 2

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The YWCA Greater Lafayette will showcase the achievements and contributions of nine local women at the annual YWCA Salute to Women Banquet on March 2nd at the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms, 101 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette. Chicago Sky Assistant Coach Stephanie White will be the evening’s keynote speaker. White, who is […] Read the full story

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SB 283 seeks to protect consumers against unfair interest rates

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A bill containing consumer protections from unfair credit card interest rates is now eligible for consideration by the Indiana Senate. State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) successfully amended Senate Bill 238 to include conditions that would prevent public money from being invested in banks issuing credit cards with exorbitant interest rates to patrons […] Read the full story

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Sugarcoating your sweetheart’s financial health can be hazardous to your own

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Before you get caught up in the romance of Valentine’s Day, take a moment to consider your sweetheart’s financial health, says a Purdue University personal finance expert. Looking for financial bad habits is particularly crucial if the Valentine’s celebration is likely to include a marriage proposal, says Sharon Burns, associate professor […] Read the full story

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Survey shows Indiana voters support more public school options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A survey of registered Indiana voters found strong support for increased public school options and for opening more public charter schools in Indiana according to a public opinion survey released today by the Indiana Public Charter Schools Association. The survey, found that 82 percent of those surveyed favor parents having more public […] Read the full story

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Arts Commission names Lafayette-West Lafayette among state’s first cultural districts

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) voted recently to designate official cultural districts in three Indiana communities: Bloomington, Carmel and Lafayette-West Lafayette. “I congratulate the Indiana Arts Commission for bringing to life the vision of House Enrolled Act 1017,” said Rep. Eric Koch, R-Bedford. Koch authored the 2008 legislation to establish the state […] Read the full story

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Indiana Senate approves sweeping redistricting reforms

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana lawmakers today approved the Senate Republicans’ sweeping redistricting reforms establishing objective guidelines for creating legislative and congressional districts after the 2010 census and requiring an in-depth bipartisan review of best redistricting practices used by other states. District 22’s representative, State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette), supported the measure establishing guidelines “because there […] Read the full story

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