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Get the latest on Indiana's ballot measure and races for Senate and House.

Across the Midwest, health care has emerged as one of the year’s biggest campaign flash points  in races from U.S. Senate to state attorney general.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana head to the polls to vote on a host of issues and candidates to represent their states. Here's everything you need to know before heading to the polls. 

Rural Hoosiers Face Long Drives To Reach Prenatal Care

Oct 30, 2018

Indiana’s maternal and infant mortality rates are far higher than the national average. Experts say one of the reasons is a lack of access to care providers. 

It’s a problem statewide, but it's especially felt in rural areas.

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Deidra Firestone is expecting a child this year. This time, she says she’s blessed with a ‘normal pregnancy.’ But last year, she wasn't so lucky.

Indiana suspended a Medicaid policy that locked participants out of coverage for failing to confirm their eligibility for health care with the state.

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Two communities once linked by a thriving commercial trade are once again reunited now that ferry service between Rabbit Hash, Ky., and Rising Sun, Ind., has been restored. Rising Star Casino decided to build a new ferry in order to connect the two towns, and increase access to the Indiana gambling boat.

Nearly one in five Hoosier children doesn't have regular access to healthy food.

At Richmond Community Schools in Wayne County, enough students qualify for free and reduced-price lunches that the entire school gets two free meals every school day. For many students, this means a day off school is a day without breakfast and lunch.

"When we have snow delays or no school, it breaks my heart to think of the kids who don’t get to eat that day," said Bridget Hazelbaker, communication coordinator for Richland Community Schools.

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Rising Star Casino christened the first ferry to return service from Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, to Rising Sun, Indiana, since 1945.

Nearly half a million low-income Kentuckians lost their dental and vision insurance this month after a federal judge halted Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver program.

Courtney Reimlinger was breastfeeding her week-old son last year when she felt a pain in her chest.

The pain was excruciating, the 23-year-old Indianapolis native remembers, much worse than the 10 hours in labor she'd spent a week before. It spread up her neck and into her head, and soon she was slipping in and out of consciousness.

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Emma and Liam continued their reign as popular baby names in 2017. The two top the list of most popular names given to babies born in Ohio last year, according to the Social Security Administration.

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Richmond, Indiana's once-popular Middlefork Reservoir is underutilized and aging. Earlham College environmental studies students are helping restore the area by creating a revitalization plan.

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What the Heck? "The Middle," ABC's Heck family sitcom set in a small Indiana town, will end its nine-year run during the 2017-18 TV season.

DeAnn Heline, a 1983 Lakota High School graduate, told the Television Critics Association Sunday that she and fellow co-creator/executive producer Eileen Heisler made the decision to end the Patricia Heaton situation comedy while talking to ABC executives last season.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about President Trump's Elections Integrity Commission and its demand that all 50 states turn over personal information on voters. 

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Indiana Michigan Power has agreed to sell its 700 acre coal plant in Lawrenceburg to a brownfield redevelopment company.

The property along the Ohio River will be redeveloped as a port according to Dearborn County Commissioner and OKI President Kevin Lynch. He says it will create an economic boom for southeast Indiana.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked Monday morning with Jay Hanselman about Tuesday's presidential primary in Indiana. Will Hoosier Republicans help Donald Trump secure the GOP presidential nomination; or will they knock him off track by going for Ted Cruz of Texas?

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Legalizing marijuana in Ohio. A new governor in Kentucky. A fiercely debated park levy in Cincinnati. And literally hundreds of other candidate races and ballot issues.

All are to be decided Nov. 3, in an “off-year” election.

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In a new report, researchers say Indiana, the most recent state studied by the Williams Institute, would see an economic boost of  $39.1 million to the state and local economies, should same-sex marriage become legal there.

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There is no question that the three Indiana riverfront casinos within easy driving distance of downtown Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino have taken a financial hit over the past year.

But revenues have declined in all 13 Indiana venues, and none more so than the three southeastern Indiana casinos in the Cincinnati market - Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Rising Star Casino Resort and Belterra Casino.

And it has been going on for the past four years – long before Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati opened its doors.

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The roulette wheels will spin and the lights on the slot machines will flash when Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino opens its doors to the public for the first time tonight.

Down the river in southeast Indiana, all within an easy drive of downtown Cincinnati, there are three riverboat casinos that have been cash cows since the late 1990s for their owners; and the local governments that have benefited from the tax revenue they generate.

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