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Late summer Ozone Alert issued

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Summer-like heat and smoke from fires in Canada has prompted an ozone alert for southern Indiana.

The Environmental Protection Agency says ozone levels in Evansville and Vanderburgh County may reach the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” range the EPA established for the 8-hour Ozone Standard.

In a news release, the agency says abundant sunshine, light winds, and smoke from Canadian fires helped create the risk.

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The I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) Project Team recently sent letters to 700 property owners letting them know the team will conduct non-invasive surveys and research on their property. 

The team is also checking bridges for signs of bats and examining the soil to determine the boundaries of wetlands.

2017 Census Data Show Mixed Results For Indiana

Sep 14, 2018
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The  U.S. Census Bureau released data Thursday from its 2017 American Community Survey. 

Jessica Fraser, director of the Indiana Institute for Working Families, said Indiana's results were a mixed bag, but for the most part, she was not surprised. 

“All of us thought that the poverty rates would go down a little," she said. "We thought wages would go up. We just didn’t know by how much.”

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A map of articles reporting algal blooms across the country by the Environmental Working Group reveals a widespread problem. But that algae doesn’t seem to be contaminating Indiana’s drinking water as much as it is in other states. 

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The Modern West 38: Grizzly

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Context and controversy surrounding the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear and this fall's proposed hunt.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee will move forward with a hearing scheduled for Monday on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, despite a request for further investigation from his accuser.