PORTAGE | Beginning next year, when a door-to-door solicitor bangs on a front door in Portage, they better have a large, visible identification tag.
There’s always something in Howey Politics Indiana polling that raises at least one eyebrow, and sometimes both.
Shame on U.S. Sen. Dan Coats for voting against the improved public safety that expanding background checks prior to gun sales would bring.
Offering perspective on today's issues
The Indiana General Assembly's shoot-from-the-hip idea of having secret armed personnel carry guns in schools, like air marshals, had a number of serious flaws, one of them potentially fatal.
For the life of me, I don’t see how expanded background checks for gun purchases is an assault on the 2nd Amendment. Yet that is the phrase we hear over and over from the Indiana congressional delegation.
An Indiana House committee on Tuesday approved a plan that would require each of the state's public schools to have an employee packing heat on the premises during school hours. Those legislators' response to the problem of guns in schools is to require guns in schools. Seriously.
Four months after the horrific Newtown massacre and five months after Indiana witnessed a $51 million U.S. Senate race, the political TV ads have returned.
Last week's law enforcement summit in Gary should serve as notice that Indiana, particularly Lake County, is contributing to Chicago's crime problem.
INDIANAPOLIS | Applicants for jobs at Indiana schools would pay more for a national background check under legislation approved 47-0 by the Senate on Thursday, but the sponsor believes it's worth it.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation requiring potential school employees undergo a national background check prior to hiring was approved 9-0 by an Indiana Senate committee Tuesday.
As if gun control hasn't always been a hot button issue, recent events have caused this issue to become the center of conversations. The Aurora theater incident, the Sikh temple massacre, the Sandy Hook School shooting and the case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher all have made…
VALPARAISO | All people working for or volunteering at the city's parks department now will be required to undergo a criminal background check.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board is considering a contract with Safe Hiring Solutions to conduct background checks on potential seasonal and contractual employees and vendors.
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