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  • Cigar and hookah bars slow to comply with strengthened smoking ban

    Cigar and hookah bars slow to comply with strengthened smoking ban
    Even though cigar and Hooka bars were not included in Indianapolis' strengthened smoking ban, the businesses will still need to get a license to operate, and there are some concerns that the new requirements, under the law, could impact business. "It's...
  • Whose smoking ban will be toughest? South Bend, St. Joseph County or Indiana

    Whose smoking ban will be toughest? South Bend, St. Joseph County or Indiana
    South Bend's Common Council is one step closer to enacting a smoking ban. But one question remains: Will the measure be tougher than St. Joseph County's or Indiana's existing ban? Under existing laws in St. Joseph County and in Indiana you can smoke in...
  • South Bend to debate smoking ban tonight

    South Bend to debate smoking ban tonight
    SOUTH BEND – South Bend could be on the verge of passing a smoking ban that will include bars. Tonight, the issue is expect to come up during a city council meeting. Jill Sabo of Smoke Free St. Joseph County has said at least four of nine...
  • South Bend preparing to debate smoking ban

    South Bend preparing to debate smoking ban
    SOUTH BEND – South Bend could be on the verge of passing a smoking ban that will include bars. Two bills were filed Wednesday that would prevent people from lighting up in public places in the city limits. The bills were submitted by Fifth District...
  • Fast track to the American dream

    Fast track to the American dream
    — Amid the skyscrapers and coal power plants in this fast-growing manufacturing city of nearly 13 million people, eager investors filed into a convention center that thumped with dance music from a Florida beach party video. On sale was the dream...
  • Mishawaka disabled man files suit over inaccessible public buildings

    Mishawaka disabled man files suit over inaccessible public buildings
    A 55-year-old disabled Mishawaka man has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Mishawaka alleging his civil rights have been violated because some buildings, including City Hall and Battell Center, are not handicap-accessible, he claims. Donald...
  • Background check firms could use a background check

    With jobs still scarce, employers can be choosier than ever before when deciding whom to hire. Many use background checks to help them make wise choices. But who's checking on the background check companies to make sure they are doing a good job? Several...
  • More than $644K of taxpayer money spent to defend anti-abortion laws

    More than $644K of taxpayer money spent to defend anti-abortion laws
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office paid outside lawyers more than $644,000 to defend anti-abortion laws enacted last year. Derek Schmidt says it paid more than $328,000 as of Friday to Foulston Siefken, a Wichita firm...
  • Local bar owners, patrons file lawsuit against city for smoking ban ordinance

    Local bar owners, patrons file lawsuit against city for smoking ban ordinance
    A dozen Indianapolis bars have consolidated individual lawsuits into one challenge in federal court against the city's new smoking ban. In less than two weeks, bar owners claim business is down and employees have been laid off. "Our business has been...
  • York Housing Authority Proposes Smoking Ban; Community Members have Mixed Feelings

    York Housing Authority Proposes Smoking Ban; Community Members have Mixed Feelings
    A proposed smoking ban at York Housing Authority building, including apartments, has some residents on edge.  After learning about smoking statistics as they relate to preventable diseases, the Authority decided to draft a smoking ban policy.  The...
  • Supporters say smoking ban was long overdue

    Supporters say smoking ban was long overdue
    Avid bowler Peter Poon said Indianapolis' recently enacted smoking ban was long overdue. Poon said the thick haze from a cigarette was too much for him. "The smoke, just killed me," said Poon. On the lanes next to Peter's at Woodland Bowl Wednesday...