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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It appears health advocates have little chance of seeing Indiana's smoking ban extended to include bars. That exemption was included in the statewide ban that legislators approved last year and its chief sponsors have filed a...
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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's first statewide smoking ban is getting mixed reviews from business owners and customers six months after its restrictions took effect. The law, which took effect July 1, bans smoking in most public places and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dennis O'Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, exhaustion and...
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a central Indiana county have repealed a local smoking ban that was stricter than a statewide ban the General Assembly approved earlier this year. Commissioners in Johnson County, just south of Indianapolis,...
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deal struck by the Indiana attorney general's office to dismiss a legal challenge to the state's new smoking restrictions law doesn't square with the law's intent, its main sponsor said Friday. An American Legion post in...
WSBT-TVSOUTH BEND – They promise to serve, protect and uphold the law. Now, four high-ranking police officers and one of their wives say they are the victims who need protected. Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett, Assistant Commander Dave Wells,...
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Two national groups are supporting a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Indiana parochial school teacher who claims she was fired for trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization. The American Society for...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND - The question of whether Common Council members will ban smoking in the city’s bars will continue burning indefinitely. The council is scheduled to vote on the proposed ban Monday, but Valerie Schey, D-3rd, told her colleagues in a...
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South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- The South Bend Common Council isn't scheduled to vote until next week on a proposal to ban smoking in city bars, but its members got a head start on the debate Monday night. Doctors and health advocates quoted statistics about the effects...
WSBT-TVIf you’re a smoker, you’ll have to put away your cigarettes while you work or go out to eat. Although many communities have banned smoking in public places, an official statewide public smoking ban is now in effect in Indiana. The new smoking...
Just a week after Indiana's new smoking ban went into effect, local health departments have been investigating complaints. The St. Joseph County Health Department received three complaints about businesses violating the ban. Margaret Kulwicki has been...
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