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Boil order lifted for West Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana American Water has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory in effect since Friday morning for many of its West Lafayette customers. Indiana American Water has tested several samples of water and determined that ...

West Lafayette board to decide whether to let first responders administer heroin antidote

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Officials in West Lafayette will decide next week whether to allow police and firefighters administer an emergency antidote to people who have overdosed on heroin. West Lafayette police Chief Jason Dombkowski tells the Journal ...

Social anxiety in children with autism may be eased by animals

Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D., from The Center For The Human-Animal Bond at the College Of Veterinary Medicine of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana cautions parents against rushing out and buying a pet for their children with autism, saying that ...

West Michigan military: See achievements by local service men and women

Air Force Airman Erica M. Kebert, a 2006 graduate of William Henry Harrison High in West Lafayette, Indiana, recently completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Air Force Airman Johnny Brown, a 2007 graduate ...

United States varsity honours Agric Minister Adesina

Last week Friday, at the Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in the United States, the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina received a prestigious honorary Doctor of Agriculture degree. The award was ...

Agribusiness management focus of conference

403 West State St., West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue faculty and industry guest speakers will discuss information from the first survey of agribusiness managers regarding their performance-management practices. “The faculty will lead sessions and share ...

Adesina receives honorary doctorate degree at Purdue

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has bagged prestigious honorary Doctor of Agriculture degree at the Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in the United States. The award was conferred on him during spring ...

Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

Credit: Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D., from the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. When animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lower readings ...

Spensa Technologies Inc Expands Its West Lafayette, Indiana, Operations Complex

Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agriculture company specializing in pest management technologies, plans to expand its operations center, in West Lafayette, Indiana. The expansion will create up to 43 new jobs by 2019. The company will invest $681,813 ...

Purdue University's Recreation Center Recognized for Design Excellence

The France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has received the 2015 Facility Design Award of Excellence from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The 355,000-square-foot facility opened ...

Boil order lifted for West Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana American Water has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory in effect since Friday morning for many of its West Lafayette customers. Indiana American Water h…

VIDEO: Lafayette Elementary students perform for Seattle School Board

Encore performance this week for part of the cast of Lafayette Elementary‘s recent musical! From Luckie: Lafayette Elementary was invited to performed a scene from this year’s school play, “The Barny…

Boil advisory for West Lafayette expanded

This map shows the entire area of customers affected by the boil advisory both north and south of Sagamore Parkway in West Lafayette, Ind. (Map Provided/Indiana American Water) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (…

West Seattle Wednesday: SW Roxbury walk; Delridge District Council; 34th Democrats; 34th Republicans; port town hall; more …

Thanks to John Hinkey for that image of the post-sunset moonset last night. (You can find sunset, sunrise, moonset, and moonrise times any time on the WSB West Seattle Weather page, by the way.) MUCH …

Mayor Dennis' "Welcome to the 2015 Spring Open House" for the West Lafayette History and Research Center

Join Mayor John Dennis as he welcomes attendees to the Spring Open House of the West Lafayette History and Research Center held on Saturday afternoon May 2, 2015 at the West Lafayette Public Library. …

Beaver leads Jeff baseball past West Lafayette

File photo In the friendly competition on Lafayette Jeff’s pitching staff, senior left-hander Alex Beaver wanted a piece of the recognition. “We look at MaxPreps all the time, check out our ERAs,” …

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‘Barnyard Musical Mystery’: All invited to Lafayette Elementary’s production Thursday-Saturday nights at CSIHS Auditorium

(Photo courtesy of ‘Barnyard Musical Mystery’ production advisers) It’s not just a school play – Lafayette Elementary‘s production is an original musical written by a West Seattle resident. Here’s th…

West Lafayette Baseball Defeats Rensselaer at Bob Friend Field

The Red Devils Win Games on Back to Back Days Last night I made the short trip to Bob Friend Field to see some baseball. When I walked up the game was just starting the third inning. I had a few innin…

WLCSC superintendent staying in West Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – West Lafayette Community School Corporation Superintendent Rocky Killion will stay in West Lafayette. As News 18 previously reported, Killion was one of three finalists …


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in WEST LAFAYETTE INDIANA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in WEST LAFAYETTE INDIANA?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]

Domestic violence in WEST LAFAYETTE INDIANA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.




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