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Lakeshore Update, March 23, 2018

On this edition of "Lakeshore Update," you'll hear the latest on proposed federal cuts to the environment, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson discusses her upcoming visit to Canada with Governor Eric Holcomb,
and we find out what industries could be impacted by steel and aluminum tariffs.
All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

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2018 Midterm Elections

INDIANAPOLIS – Republican U.S. Senate candidates Mike Braun and Luke Messer have agreed to debate April 30 in a televised statewide event organized by the independent Indiana Debate Commission.

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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, March 22, 2018

Today: on this Reporter's Roundtable, we welcome Joseph Pete, business reporter for the "Times of Northwest Indiana," and his Statehouse colleague Dan Carden. They talk about the stories they wrote that were in print as well as online. Joseph's stories range from the beginning of a series of public meetings across northern Indiana by NIPSCO to gather comments on a plan it must submit to state utility regulators, to the state of business and commercial properties as the "Twin Towers" office...

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

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Judge Denies East Chicago Residents Role In Clean-Up Negotiations

Federal Judge Philip Simon has denied East Chicago residents’ request to intervene in court proceedings concerning lead contamination in the Calumet neighborhood, formerly home to a public housing complex and an elementary school. Simon’s ruling agrees with a prior magistrate judge’s opinion saying the request was made too late in the process.

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White House Spending Bill Update

President Trump tweeted that the White House will hold a news conference about the major spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday. Friday morning, Trump threatened to veto the bill, hours ahead of a midnight deadline and a possible government shutdown.

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You can still find furniture or a roommate on Craigslist. But ads seeking romance or sexual connections are no longer going to be available, after Craigslist took down the "personals" section Friday for its U.S. site.


Indiana’s special session could cost the state up to $30,000 a day, in order to pay lawmakers’ salaries. It’s unclear how long the session will last.

Andrew Downs, the director of the Mike Downs Center for Politics at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, says although the money wasn’t necessarily budgeted, the state will find a way to cover the costs.

“It’s money that was not going to be spent for this purpose, which means it either has to come out of reserves or something else is not having money spent on it,” Downs says. “And people get offended by that.”

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James Mahoney loves to watch wild animals walk around his seven-acre property in southern Indiana. That’s why he put up trail cameras on some of the trees.

“Anything that walks in front of this camera, out to so many feet, 50 feet or so, it will take its picture and you’ll see it walk by,” Mahoney says. 

Mahoney has a special compassion for animals. He owns several horses and chickens. He even rehabilitates animals, currently a fox named Baby.

That’s why it’s somewhat surprising for people to learn he’s been hunting and trapping animals his entire life.

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