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Lafayette student named to Virginia Tech Dean’s List

BLACKSBURG, Va., — Chelsey W. Smidler of Lafayette, Indiana has been named to the Virginia Tech dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester. Smidler is a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option […] Read the full story

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Alting: Farmers’ markets could go high-tech

INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. — Hoosier consumers could soon use debit, credit and food stamp cards to purchase locally-grown produce and other goods at farmers’ markets. A Senate panel on Commerce, Public Policy and Interstate Cooperation – chaired by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) – unanimously approved a measure today that would provide wireless point-of-sale terminals to […] Read the full story

Posted in Indiana Politics

Free workshop provides tips for debt management

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Thursday (March 26) workshop sponsored in part by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will teach attendees how to help themselves and others better manage debt. The Identifying Resources for Dealing with Debt Management workshop will begin at 6 p.m. in Ivy Hall, Room 1106, on the Lafayette campus of […] Read the full story

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House panel supports Alting’s cervical, breast cancer treatment bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A House panel on public health today voted 8-0 in support of State Sen. Ron Alting’s (R-Lafayette) bill aiming to provide more low-income Hoosiers affordable treatment for cervical and breast cancer. “Senate Bill 554 would allow more low-income and uninsured Hoosiers to receive financial assistance for these cancer treatments while, at the […] Read the full story

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Indiana House can protect Hoosier jobs by passing Senate Bill 580

WASHINGTON, DC — At a time of soaring unemployment, the Indiana State House of Representatives is blocking legislation that would help prevent employers from filling jobs with illegal aliens. Senate Bill 580, which the Senate passed by a 37-13 vote, requires state and local governments to use the federal E-Verify system and provides incentives for […] Read the full story

Posted in Indiana Politics, Opinions

First-time homebuyers have several options to maximize tax credit

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the Treasury Department’s consumer outreach effort and with the April 15 individual tax filing deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today began a concerted effort to educate taxpayers about additional options at their disposal to claim the new $8,000 first-time homebuyer credit for 2009 home purchases. For people who […] Read the full story

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Greater Lafayette Community Calendar

 February 2011