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The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana • A1

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THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS II COR. 3:17 CITYEDITION RETAIL $1.50 MUDSLIDE RESCUERS RETURN TO GRIM DUTY Colombian president will direct repairs across city of Mocoa during search for survivors. 1B JURY IS OUT ON COLTS DEFENSE No telling how good the reconstructed unit will be until it lines up to play. Sports, 1C IN STAR WEATHER LOW: 50 HIGH: 65 Cloudy, chance of storms Details, 10A Classifieds 9A Comics 3-4E Deaths 8A Editorials 11A Life 5B Lottery 2A Scorecard 8C Sports 1C Money 4B Puzzles 1-3E WASHINGTON alternative Medicaid program enabled one Hoosier to get life-saving back surgery. Others who have told the federal government about their experiences with the Healthy Indiana Program also credit HIP 2.0 with saving their lives through care they would not have previously been able to afford.

it for HIP 2.0, I would be one patient wrote in comments the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collected as part of the considerationof request to continue the program, which has been touted as a model for other states. Criticism, however, was more prevalent than praise in the nearly100 comments submitted. The program which provides health care to more than 400,000 Hoosiers still has the enthusiastic support of hospitals, the insurance companies which offer the Medicaid plans, and some groups in the state which had urged Indiana to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. workers have seen patients break into tears after learning they would finally be able to afford the treatments and prescriptions to keep their chronic conditions under HEALTH CARE HIP 2.O DRAWS PRAISE, CRITICISM alternative Medicaid program saves lives for some, considered confusing by many MAUREEN GROPPE INDYSTAR WASHINGTON BUREAU JOSHUA PALLADIUM-ITEM FILE WASHINGTON -Sen.

Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, will vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, a decision that takes off the table a political attack Republicans had already launched against him but could also depress Democratic enthusiasm for the Hoosier as he faces a tough re-election race next year. Donnelly said Sunday he will back Gorsuch because is a qualified jurist who will base his decisions on his understanding of the law and is well-respected among his Republicans hold 52 Senate seats so need help from eight Democrats to block a filibuster. If that hap- pen, Republicans are expected to change the Senate rules to allow Gorsuch to be confirmed by a simple majority. Donnelly said in his statement a 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees should remain. The Republican Party and conservative groups started pressuring Donnelly to support Gorsuch soon after President Donald Trump nominated him in January.

Gorsuch supporters have spent Senator Donnelly endorses Gorsuch Says treatment of Garland no reason to block nominee MAUREEN GROPPE INDYSTAR WASHINGTON BUREAU Neil Gorsuch Not knowing what happened to her daughter remains the worst part for Rebecca Russell. Larissa Sam, 24, disappeared a year and a half ago. Her car was found June 21, 2015, in Mars Hill on the southwest side. A tire was flat. The keys were in the ignition.

phone, shoes, purse and money remained in the car. Russell tries to ignore the negative thoughts that creep into her mind. She just has to keep faith that she will find her daughter. never give up Russell said. give up hope would just be to give up on everything.

look until my last dying After an initial bulletin about a missing person, attention can wane. Unless there is a break in the case, the public largely forgets. But not the families. They remain heartbroken and frustrated. And though they cling to hope, no matter the circumstances or odds against them, the grief never leaves.

Sam is one of nearly 85,000 people now missing in the U.S., according to National Crime Information Center statistics. Most of the thousands who go missing in Indi- SHATTERED FAMILIES MICHELLE STAR Cheri Edwards, right, the mother of Jessica Masker, missing since April 15, 2013, hugs her sister, Trisha Michael, during a birthday party and vigil for Masker, held at her family home in Indianapolis on March 18. Thousands of people disappear in Indiana every year, and left behind those still missing are loved ones who remain frustrated and heartbroken Mustapha Dao Jessica Masker Larissa Sam (left) Angie Barlow KARA BERG KARA.BERG@INDYSTAR.COM IS-0000084154.

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