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Pence appoints members to region's works council

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence selected NIPSCO Training Manager Kristin Emaus Wednesday to lead Northwest Indiana's works council.

September 18, 2013 2:19 pm
Lawsuit challenges new Indiana access restrictions on abortion pills

Lawsuit challenges new Indiana access restrictions on abortion pills

INDIANAPOLIS | The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn a new Indiana law that regulates facilities providing abortion-inducing pills the same as surgical abortion clinics.

August 22, 2013 6:15 pm Related
Gary lawmaker demands Purdue trustees resign

Gary lawmaker demands Purdue trustees resign

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, called Tuesday for the resignation of top Purdue University officials for their perceived support of a "jihad against academic freedom."

July 23, 2013 3:10 pm Related

New Indiana Republican Party leaders coming soon

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence divulged Thursday that he expects new Indiana Republican Party leadership will be selected in upcoming "days, not weeks."

June 27, 2013 2:14 pm

Pence shuffles budget staff

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is separating the directorships of the Office of Management and Budget and the State Budget Agency.

June 24, 2013 2:22 pm

Chief Justice urges lawmakers to compromise on walkout fines

INDIANAPOLIS | The eyebrow-raising moments that have accompanied Indiana's becoming a right-to-work state continued Thursday at the State Supreme Court, where Chief Justice Brent Dickson all but demanded House Republicans and Democrats settle their dispute over walkout fines before the court does.

January 03, 2013 5:00 pm Related

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State could implement Affordable Care Act without spending new money

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana could fully implement the Affordable Care Act and provide Medicaid health coverage to a half million uninsured Hoosiers for at least four years without requiring any new revenue.

September 19, 2012 7:15 pm
State scholarship contest seeks best expression of equality

State scholarship contest seeks best expression of equality

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Civil Rights Commission will award a $500 college scholarship to the high school student who best shows how to promote equality.

September 12, 2012 12:30 pm Related
Absent at trial, but molester conviction stands, panel says

Absent at trial, but molester conviction stands, panel says

INDIANAPOLIS | An East Chicago child molester received a fair trial last year despite not being present in the courtroom, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.

September 06, 2012 8:34 pm Related

Lawmakers see rough road ahead for transportation funding

INDIANAPOLIS | With money from the Indiana Toll Road lease set to run out in the next three years, a panel of state lawmakers Thursday began looking at how Indiana will pay for roads and bridges in the future.

September 06, 2012 8:37 pm
Pence stays quiet on social issues

Pence stays quiet on social issues

INDIANAPOLIS | When Republicans were on the verge of winning a U.S. House majority in 2010 on a platform of reducing government spending, six-term Congressman Mike Pence insisted the party not abandon its traditional focus on social issues.

September 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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36-year sentence upheld for Lowell man who raped elderly neighbor

36-year sentence upheld for Lowell man who raped elderly neighbor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a sentence-reduction request from a Lowell man convicted of raping his 91-year-old neighbor.

August 30, 2012 6:15 pm Related

Indiana repaying unemployment insurance debt

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is steadily reducing its unemployment insurance debt, but Hoosier businesses will continue paying an increasing annual penalty through at least 2014 as punishment for the state's unemployment fund shortfall.

August 29, 2012 11:30 am

Gregg blasts Pence for wanting feds to run state's health exchange

INDIANAPOLIS | Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg criticized Republican Mike Pence Monday for a Pence plan that would enable the federal government to run Indiana's health insurance marketplace under Obamacare.

August 27, 2012 1:00 pm Related

Gubernatorial candidates on the hot seat

INDIANAPOLIS | Policy, not politics, was the focus of a unique forum Tuesday that saw Indiana's former chief justice interview the three men seeking to become the state's next chief executive. 

August 21, 2012 8:30 pm

Pence rejects state-managed health insurance marketplace

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence believes Indiana should not establish a state-managed health insurance marketplace and must oppose every attempt to implement the "deeply flawed" Obamacare law.

August 21, 2012 12:29 pm Related
Privatizing infrastructure, like Cline, brews a political battle

Privatizing infrastructure, like Cline, brews a political battle

INDIANAPOLIS | If the response from local and state officials to the apparent resolution of the Cline Avenue Bridge quandary is any indication, the issue of replacing free roads and bridges with tolled infrastructure is likely to divide Hoosiers for years to come.

August 20, 2012 12:00 am

Gubernatorial candidates promote job plans

INDIANAPOLIS | The top candidates for Indiana governor on Thursday each released plans they claimed will lead to more jobs for Hoosier workers.

August 16, 2012 6:00 pm Related
Conviction upheld for Gary killer who fled to California for 24 years

Conviction upheld for Gary killer who fled to California for 24 years

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the murder conviction of a Gary man who shot his estranged wife in 1986 and was captured 24 years later following tips generated by the television program "America's Most Wanted."

August 15, 2012 3:45 pm Related

Help sought to overturn region's air quality designation

INDIANAPOLIS | The commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is reaching out to Hoosier members of Congress trying to overturn a ruling that Northwest Indiana's air quality does not meet federal standards.

August 15, 2012 3:45 pm
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