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Lawmakers consider upping penalties for uninsured motorists

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers driving without auto insurance soon could find themselves facing steep fines or even stranded at the side of the road as their uninsured vehicles are impounded.

August 09, 2013 6:30 pm

Governor set to sign new restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier women may find it more difficult to legally obtain abortion-inducing pills after the Indiana Senate voted Thursday for new restrictions on their use and the clinics that distribute them.

April 11, 2013 1:19 pm Related

House OKs new restrictions on pill-induced abortions, clinics

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 70-26 Tuesday to strictly regulate the use of abortion-inducing pills and the clinics that distribute them.

April 02, 2013 4:28 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Transvaginal ultrasound is transducer for masses

BRIAN HOWEY: Transvaginal ultrasound is transducer for masses

Amidst all the ribald humor, the yuks, and even “Pope LaMarr I” at the Gridiron Dinner the other night, something leaped off the gigantic video screen in the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am

Senate OKs new regulations on pill-induced abortions

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier women seeking pill-induced abortions would be forced to undergo at least one —likely transvaginal — ultrasound, and clinics distributing abortion pills would have to meet strict new standards under legislation approved 33-16 by the Indiana Senate on Tuesday.

February 26, 2013 4:15 pm Related


Ind. Senate's abortion ultrasound proposal draws national criticism

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation to regulate pill-induced abortions similarly to surgical abortions in Indiana has prompted national criticism, because the measure could lead to some abortion-seeking women undergoing two ultrasounds.

February 22, 2013 7:15 pm Related


Senator hopes children's commission will be nimble, effective

Senator hopes children's commission will be nimble, effective

INDIANAPOLIS | The sponsor of legislation creating a state commission focused on children's issues envisions the panel as a kind of super commission that would absorb most of the 31 existing state children's boards, committees and groups but remain nimble and fast-acting.

February 01, 2013 7:30 pm Related


GUEST COMMENTARY: DCS study committee suggests real reforms

GUEST COMMENTARY: DCS study committee suggests real reforms

When the Department of Child Services Interim Study Committee began its work back in August, many feared its work would be an exercise in futility.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am

Reforms to child abuse hotline may include immediate local assistance

INDIANAPOLIS | The Department of Child Services would retain its centralized child abuse hotline, but some community professionals could get immediate assistance from a local DCS worker under a hotline reform plan announced Monday by Republicans studying agency operations.

September 24, 2012 5:00 pm

Legislative committee to look at DCS issues

INDIANAPOLIS | On Aug. 22, the General Assembly's interim study committee on the Indiana Department of Child Services will convene the first in a series of meetings to discuss the state agency's policies and procedures.

August 11, 2012 9:15 pm

Texting while driving ban, other new laws take effect Friday

INDIANAPOLIS | Text messaging for some Hoosiers may get very expensive starting Friday when a new state law banning texting while driving takes effect.

June 30, 2011 6:00 pm
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