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Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to House-Senate conference committees for the separately approved texts of the measures to be reconciled, including:

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Pence appoints new public access counselor

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers have a new person to call on when they need help navigating Indiana's complicated public access laws.

August 22, 2013 12:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Rehabilitated criminals need second chance

Getting and keeping a job can help keep reformed criminals out of prison. The honest income makes a difference. But a criminal record can be a barrier to employment. Some employers are naturally skittish about hiring ex-convicts.

June 17, 2013 12:00 am

Pence signs 291 new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.

May 13, 2013 8:00 pm Related

Rogers ensures public records remain accessible

INDIANAPOLIS | Led by state Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, the Indiana Senate last week voted to maintain a requirement schools publish their annual financial reports in widely read newspapers instead of on poorly trafficked websites.

April 14, 2013 8:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Screen candidates on public access

As state laws go, Indiana's Open Door Law and Access to Public Records Act have left their dentures in the glass on the nightstand. Those laws lack the teeth they need to enforce them.

August 26, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public access seminar supports open government

To gain and maintain the trust of the public, government must be open and transparent in the way it conducts the public's business. If government officials huddle behind closed doors or refuse to release public records, they won't enjoy the public's trust. And trust is a necessity to govern.

May 12, 2011 12:00 am

White releases documents that led to voter fraud charges

INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Charlie White on Thursday released a 238-page report compiled by his predecessor that is partially the basis for a felony voter fraud case pending against White.

May 05, 2011 5:30 pm

Public records bill would bring restrictions

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Legislature might make the state's Freedom of Information Act less open.

April 13, 2011 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Give people access to their government

Sunshine Week is a perfect time to examine the state of public access to government. Unfortunately, too many public officials remain opaque when it comes to government transparency.

March 17, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Put teeth in public access laws

Indiana's laws governing public access to government meetings and records are strict and solid. They have substance and are built on principle. But there is something they lack -- teeth.

February 15, 2011 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Lake audit shows systemic fiscal flaws

One day long ago, I walked into the Gary city clerk's office and asked to see a court file.

January 14, 2011 12:00 am

Marriage Licenses: January 15 - February 15

January 15

June 19, 2010 12:00 am

E.C. woman honored to serve her church

In doing God's work, Eva Williams, of East Chicago, serves ecumenical organizations at the local, state and national levels.  

June 12, 2010 12:00 am

Marriage Licenses: November 30 - January 14

November 30

June 12, 2010 12:00 am

Munster woman on Washington and Lee University honor roll

LEXINGTON, Va. | Eleanor Patricia Kennedy, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, has earned honor roll status for the winter term. Honor roll status represents a term grade average of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.

June 07, 2010 12:00 am

Hope College names Regionites to dean's list

HOLLAND, Mich. | Several students from the region have been named to Hope College's dean's list for the second semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the dean's list, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

June 07, 2010 12:00 am

Highland woman on dean's list at Anderson University

ANDERSON, Ind. | Ashli Nycole Woodard, of Highland, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2009-10 academic year at Anderson University.

June 07, 2010 12:00 am

Dyer woman graduates from nursing program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. | Melissa Frank, of Dyer, has graduated with a bachelor's in nursing from the University of St. Francis, the university has announced.

June 07, 2010 12:00 am
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