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National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

CVS To Install Drug Disposal Boxes In 49 Indiana Locations

National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana. The units will allow Hoosiers to get rid of unneeded and unused prescription drugs. CVS Health chief policy and external affairs officer Thomas Moriarty says the pharmacy chain is doing everything it can to ensure the boxes installed in its 24-hour locations can’t be tampered with or stolen. “It is bolted to the floors; it is bolted to the walls," Moriarty says. "It’s high...

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Arts and Culture

Courtesy/Marcus King

Marcus King: Raised On Blues And Ready To Rock It

South Carolina's Marcus King is a young and dedicated, third generation musician with a fiery brand of American roots music he calls "soul-influenced, psychedelic southern rock."

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State News

Indianapolis, state and health officials announce a syringe exchange program for Marion County. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Rise In Hepatitis Cases Leads To Syringe Exchange Proposal

Hepatitis C cases in Marion County are up so much, the public health department in Indianapolis declared an epidemic. A syringe exchange program is part of the county’s answer.  Marion County Public Health Director Virginia Caine spelled out a proposal for a syringe exchange program Thursday.  "Syringe exchange programs have been proven, evidence based to be the most effective method to reduce the spread of hep c and HIV infection," says Caine.  There were about 1,000 new cases of hepatitis C...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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Courtesy/Marcus King

South Carolina's Marcus King is a young and dedicated, third generation musician with a fiery brand of American roots music he calls "soul-influenced, psychedelic southern rock."

The St. Vincent DePaul food pantry in Indianapolis. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Doug Jaggers

The federal farm bill failed in the House on Friday, largely over issues on immigration reform. But another contentious issue divided Indiana representatives. A provision in the bill would have required people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — or SNAP — to work or attend job training for 20 hours a week. 

National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana.

The units will allow Hoosiers to get rid of unneeded and unused prescription drugs.

Indianapolis, state and health officials announce a syringe exchange program for Marion County. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Hepatitis C cases in Marion County are up so much, the public health department in Indianapolis declared an epidemic. A syringe exchange program is part of the county’s answer. 

Marion County Public Health Director Virginia Caine spelled out a proposal for a syringe exchange program Thursday. 

Indiana used to have to post public notices in newspapers when a company applied for a permit to put pollution into the air. But the Indiana Department of Environmental Management wants to move away from paper ads.

Rebecca Green

Alternative TROY School's Music Program Rocks On

May 16, 2018
Courtesy/TROY School

For the last twenty-one years, Columbia City's TROY School, an accredited, independent, nonprofit school for grades six through twelve has been offering teens a chance to succeed, and develop hope for the future.

Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission

Late Wednesday the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission recommended Fort Wayne attorney David Van Gilder as one of three for consideration for a seat on the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Van Gilder, 57, has practiced law since 1990 and is a 1983 graduate of the Washington School of Law at American University. He has been a partner in the local law firm of Van Gilder & Trzynka since 1996.

Senate Public Policy Committee Chair Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) says he’ll give a hearing to a bill next year to legalize sports betting. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A key Senate committee chair says legislation to legalize sports betting in Indiana will get a hearing next session.

That comes after this week’s Supreme Court decision that allows states to authorize such wagering.

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