Utah Gov. Gary Herbert addresses a crowd during a rally at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Sandy, Utah, in April. Herbert reiterated his support of the state's same-sex marriage ban, which was struck down Wednesday by a federal panel. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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A vote to merge the city of Evansville, Ind., with Vanderburgh County has met opposition from some voters and even businesses. Alan Greenblatt/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana talked with residents of Columbia Healthcare Center, a nursing home in Evansville, Ind., on Thursday. Alan Greenblatt/NPR hide caption

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