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Silver Alerts will Include “Missing Endangered Child” Category

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Effective July 1, 2018, Indiana House Bill 1248 became law and amended Indiana Code 10-13-5-4.4 to include “missing endangered child”.

INDOT is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

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INDOT is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – Join the Conversation

Do you enjoy talking transportation? Do you keep a sharp eye on transportation related trends and innovations? Do you have thoughts and ideas you’d like to share with Indiana’s transportation agency about the future of transportation in our state?

June Indiana Employment Report

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Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.3 percent for June and remains lower than the national rate of 4.0 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Bishop Noll alumna interns at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Sienna Gonzalez, Bishop Noll class of 2014, had extra reason to celebrate when she graduated from Indiana University this spring. Out of 9,844 degrees given at the Bloomington commencement ceremony, Gonzalez was one of 41 graduates who earned a triple major; and her combination of animal behavior, east Asian languages and cultures with a specialization in Chinese and biology makes her the first triple major in all three of those departments.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER NORTHWEST INDIANA’S NEW DUNELAND CLUB NETS RECOGNITION

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President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, Ryan Smiley, recently accepted Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in Best Overall Club Participation and Regular Attendance. The award was presented during Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 112th National Conference in San Diego.

Summertime is Scam Time. Don’t be a victim!

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The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding taxpayers that data thieves don’t take a summer vacation. In fact, summertime tends to be a favorite period for tax scammers, as many individuals are awaiting a response from DOR or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after filing their tax returns.

Project Lightning Bug - Lighting the way to safer cycling and healthier air!

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This summer, Northwest Indiana Clean Air is starting a bicycle safety and air quality education initiative, Project Lightning Bug! The project entails giving away 3,000 FREE bike lights and handing out air quality education materials at public events such as night rides, safety villages, bike rodeos, and the like.

The National Association of Regional Councils Elects Geof Benson as President

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Dunes Learning Center executive director Geof Benson was elected to serve as president of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) last month (June) at the 52nd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL.