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The U.S. Supreme Court has removed an obstacle to Indiana's upcoming study of redistricting reform. The court ruled 5-4 it's not illegal for legislators to outsource the task of drawing congressional districts to an independent commission. Arizona legislators had challenged a...
The Supreme Court has sided with Indiana and 22 other states in throwing out a proposed EPA regulation of coal-burning power plants. Separate coalitions of states and businesses sued over a new mercury emission standard. A 5-4 Supreme Court agreed with their argument that the...
An Indiana legal analyst says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage will lead to a federal civil rights statue targeting discrimination against gays in the private sector. IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Professor Dr. David Orentlicher says that statute would likely...
Bill Levin (wibc.com file photo) There will be no cannabis at the 1st Church of Cannabis, at least for their first service on Wednesday. Church leader Bill Levin announced in a Facebook post that marijuana use at the first service would be prohibited after the church was...
The Fourth of July may not be until Saturday, but you can start celebrating with fireworks now. Today (Monday) is the first day you can legally shoot off your own fireworks under state law, as long as there are no city or county laws that prevent you from doing so. You also can...
A group of renowned neurosurgeons is holding a first of its kind meeting in Indianapolis this week. They say about 100,000 cases of hemorrhagic stroke occur within the United States every year. IU Health's Dr. Mitesh Shah says there still aren't many great therapies for...
An emotional week of testimony is getting started in the Mark Leonard Richmond Hill explosion trial in South Bend this week. Prosecutors are expected to call homeowners, family members of John and Jennifer Longworth, both killed in the fallout, and Monserrate Shirley, the...
(WIBC.com photo: Lipsmark LLC) Indiana is still struggling to keep so-called "synthetic drugs" off store shelves. But legislators don't expect any similar challenges with another banned substance. An Arizona company plans to begin marketing powdered alcohol this summer. But...
Doctors at Riley Hospital for Children are treating an Afghan baby with a major esophageal disorder. Seven-month-old Nima Akbarian is in Indianapolis from Afghanistan. He was brought to Indiana by Jim and Roberta Graham of the Rotary Club of Brownsburg. The Grahams have helped...