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3.0% Of Indiana Workers Quit Their Jobs in 2021, 14th Most in U.S.

As workers continue to leave their jobs en masse, the phenomenon known as the “Great Resignation” seems to be far from over. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, quits totalled 4.5 million in November, a record high, and have been trending upward since April 2020. The quit rate—defined as the number of…

USDA launches pilot program to deploy rural renewable energy infrastructure

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Department is making up to $10 million available to help people living in rural towns develop community renewable energy projects that will help them cut their energy costs and contribute to the nationwide effort to reduce pollution that contributes to climate change. These…

Rokita earns $316,241 recovery for Hoosiers

Attorney General Todd Rokita announced that his office’s Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has received $316,241 on behalf of the Indiana Medicaid program as part of a $4.9 million resolution of allegations against PharMerica Inc. The company is one of the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacies, providing supplies and services to nursing homes and other…

Belmont University announces Fall 2021 Dean’s List

The following students achieved the Dean’s List at Belmont University for the Fall 2021 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours (exclusive of audit and pass/fail courses this semester) and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C (inclusive of audit, pass/fail courses and zero-credit…

Dean’s, President’s list Students Named for UA fall ’21 Term

A total of 11,979 students enrolled during the fall 2021 term at The University of Alabama were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the president’s list with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). Tristan Barr of Carmel (46032) was named to the President’s List. Emma Brune…

Health experts advise managing kids’ screen time

Excessive screen time can cause a host of negative side effects in kids, but as some Indiana schools go virtual because of the omicron variant, prolonged interaction with technology can be unavoidable. Dr. Derek Sprunger, a professor of clinical ophthalmology in the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Ophthalmology Department, said parents still can still use…

Indiana produces 7th most CO2 emissions per capita in U.S.

As the effects of climate change become more severe, policymakers worldwide are increasingly focused on how to limit greenhouse gas emissions, slow the pace of climate change, and mitigate climate risks. World leaders met in Glasgow in November of last year for the latest United Nations climate conference, with the aim of setting new, more…

ISO welcomes “Woman of a Thousand Voices” Christina Bianco Jan. 21-22

Actress, singer, and “Woman of a Thousand Voices” Christina Bianco brings her talents and impressions to the Hilbert Circle Theatre for three performances January 21-22. A star of TV and stage, including a multi-month Paris production of Funny Girl, Bianco’s singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Led…

NFD Lt. Scott Hunter completes the international professional designation process

Noblesville Fire Department Lieutenant Scott Hunter has successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Fire Officer” (FO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on Dec. 7, 2021 to confer the designation. Lt. Hunter becomes one of only 602 FOs worldwide, and the first with that designation in the NFD. The designation…

Rokita defends Roncalli on same-sex marriage

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is leading a 16-state coalition defending the right of Roncalli High School, a Catholic institution in Indianapolis, to uphold church teachings on same-sex marriage in its hiring and firing decisions. “The First Amendment protects religious institutions from undue governmental intrusion into matters of faith and doctrine,” Attorney General Rokita said.…