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New court date set for same-sex marriage case

CHICAGO | A federal appeals court panel in Chicago is scheduled to hear arguments at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 in a lawsuit challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage.

July 27, 2014 8:30 pm

New lawsuits in fight over cold beer sales

INDIANAPOLIS | A coalition of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations is heading back to court hoping to overturn a state law that gives package liquor stores the exclusive right to sell cold beer.

July 15, 2014 5:30 pm
Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

The same-sex marriage mill has been busy in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. Rural Jasper and Newton County officials still were waiting for their first couples, after a federal judge Wednesday ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex matrimony was unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm Video Related
Delegates aiming at December finish for rules

Delegates aiming at December finish for rules

INDIANAPOLIS | The Assembly of State Legislatures concluded its work at the Indiana Statehouse on Friday, having tasted the difficulty of getting different states to agree on even minor matters, but still optimistic about the prospects for a future Convention of the States.

June 13, 2014 2:30 pm Related
Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789.

June 12, 2014 2:50 pm Photos

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Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will participate this week in a planning session for a future Convention of the States that could bypass Congress and make changes to the U.S. Constitution if a supermajority of states approve.

June 08, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Study: Gay marriage would grow Indiana economy

Study: Gay marriage would grow Indiana economy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's economy would grow by nearly $40 million over three years and the state would reap an extra $2.7 million in sales tax revenue if marriage between same-sex couples was legalized, a new study found.

May 27, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers today know Dan Coats as their U.S. senator, but nine years ago his informal title was far more exotic — Sherpa.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court rejected the tainted-jury claim of a Merrillville man convicted of murder in 2012 after stabbing a patron at Hammond's Copper Penny bar, and ruled he's not entitled to a new trial.

May 11, 2014 11:30 pm Related
Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislative leaders in all 50 states have been asked to send delegates to Indianapolis for a second discussion on the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and to begin shaping the rules and procedures a Convention of the States that would follow.

May 03, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Zoeller favors major changes to U.S. Senate elections

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers never again would vote in a primary election for U.S. Senate candidates if the decision were up to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

April 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Zoeller ready to defend Indiana marriage laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is confident he can defend Indiana's laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples and denying recognition to gay marriages performed elsewhere against five federal lawsuits filed this month seeking to have the statutes declared unconstitutional.

March 18, 2014 1:20 pm
High school students compete for American Legion scholarships

High school students compete for American Legion scholarships

MUNSTER | American Legion First District, comprised of Lake County posts, recently held its 77th annual High School Oratorical competition and scholarship program at Munster High School. Open to all high school students, contestants deliver an 8- to 10-minute speech on some aspect of the U.S…

March 03, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana dips toe in national debate over religious liberty, discrimination

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana lawmakers last week nearly jumped on a bandwagon of states seeking to add measures that some contend legitimize discrimination under the guise of religious liberty.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am

Zoeller vows to defend Indiana marriage laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Don't look for Indiana Republican Greg Zoeller to join the growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend their states' laws prohibiting same-sex marriage and denying recognition of valid gay marriages performed elsewhere.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Indiana senator takes on foes in bizarre Twitter rant

Indiana senator takes on foes in bizarre Twitter rant

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, has promised "an announcement Monday morning you won't want to miss," following an epic, two-day Twitter rant where he condemned weak Republican leadership, gay-marriage supporters, liberal Christian ministers and activist judges.

February 14, 2014 11:15 am Related
Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

INDIANAPOLIS | Eight seconds of near silence, followed by the sharp bang of a wooden gavel and the roar of cheers and applause ended Indiana's marriage debate — for now.

February 13, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Indiana Senate leader's meeting on U.S. Constitution attracts 34 states

INDIANAPOLIS | Participants from at least 34 states will join Indiana Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, at George Washington's Mount Vernon home in Virginia Saturday to discuss the state-led process for amending the U.S. Constitution.

December 06, 2013 3:05 pm Related
Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

October 26, 2013 10:00 pm Related

U.S. Constitution still has lessons to teach after 226 years

“The pen is mightier than the sword.”

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
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