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GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should avoid taking wrong turn on road of faith and life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should avoid taking wrong turn on road of faith and life

“Congress has never passed legislation with the specific purpose of reducing Americans’ religious freedom. It should not consider doing so now.”

August 27, 2014 1:25 pm
Donnelly screening plan aimed at reducing military suicides

Donnelly screening plan aimed at reducing military suicides

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is renewing his focus on preventing military suicides with new legislation seeking to ensure all service members, not just deploying troops, are regularly screened for suicide risk factors.

May 07, 2014 5:30 pm Video Related
"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

Gary Muehe, Bridgeview | "I would have to say yes, to the best of my knowledge. I consider myself a law-abiding citizen, and I'm from Illinois, That says a lot!"

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?

Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?

Region views on state and federal laws

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"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

Chuck O'Neil, Valparaiso | "Not all of the time. Gun laws are one. In Georgia, the governor or mayor wants to pass a law allowing guns anywhere. That's not a good law."

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

Jim Koeling, St. John | "No. I always try to obey the speed limits. As I get older I find I'm more aware of the limits, but when I was younger I acted with more abandon."

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

Erin Jackman, Porter | "No, I do not. I do go too fast sometimes and litter out of my car window, too."

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

Nancy Ellis, Munster | "Absolutely. I'm a role model. I'm the principal at Frank Hammond Elementary School."

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

Ryan Forek, Merrillville | "I would hope so. It might be there is some obscure law that I don't know about and I violated it without knowing."

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

"Do you obey state and federal laws all of the time?"

Region views on state and federal laws

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RICH JAMES: Whatever happened to GOP's compassion?

RICH JAMES: Whatever happened to GOP's compassion?

What is it with Indiana Republicans and their belief that this state can act independently of the federal government?

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
State senator favors religion-based hiring

State senator favors religion-based hiring

INDIANAPOLIS | Should a business that claims a religious affiliation be allowed to hire only those people who share the same beliefs?

February 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Indiana to continue setting own environmental laws

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal declaring that Indiana environmental laws "may not be more stringent than" federal law did not advance out of a Senate committee Monday, likely killing the measure for the year.

February 24, 2014 12:30 pm

Judge nixes deadline for Franciscan to provide contraceptives to employees

A judge's order has blocked a federal mandate that would have required Franciscan Alliance to begin providing contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs to its employees free of charge starting Wednesday.

December 31, 2013 5:50 pm
MARC CHASE: Silver linings to a childish shutdown

MARC CHASE: Silver linings to a childish shutdown

The childish snits leading to government shutdown have been filled with plenty of grandstanding — much of it by the very people who caused this embarrassment.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am

Senate set to approve constitutional amendment targeting unions

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposed constitutional amendment requiring a secret ballot be used in union organizing elections is set for a final Senate vote Tuesday after the Republican-controlled chamber rejected a change that would have forced all private groups to use secret ballots in their elections.

January 28, 2013 3:06 pm Related
Labor officials setting up RTW complaint rules

Labor officials setting up RTW complaint rules

The Indiana Department of Labor has adopted preliminary rules establishing the procedure for handling alleged violations of the state's new right-to-work law.

March 23, 2012 10:30 am Related

Unions reviewing possible legal challenges to right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS | Labor leaders have been quietly reviewing Indiana's new right-to-work law but are mum on whether they will go to court to try to stop the law before its main provision takes effect March 14.

February 12, 2012 10:00 pm

Labor department, union agree on election supervision

United Steelworkers Local 1014 has agreed to have the U.S. Department of Labor supervise its next election, but not void the results from an election held more than two years ago.

September 13, 2011 1:00 pm
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