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The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees had planned to hold its Women's Conference in Indianapolis in October. The union announced today that the event will be moved to another state in response to the governor's signing of Indiana's new religious...
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard blasted the the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Monday. This comes after he issued a statement on the measure before Governor Mike Pence signed it into law last week. Ballard says he's issuing an executive order that all entities receiving...
Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness will seek a council resolution affirming the city's commitment to diversity as the statehouse "religious freedom" controversy heats up. The Republican mayor says he hopes legislators won't just clarify but repeal the religious-freedom law, which...
Former Indianapolis Mayor William Hudnut says he's optimistic despite the fact that he's in poor health. The 82-year-old says he's struggling with irreversible heart failure and throat cancer. Hudnut says he's house-bound in Bethesda, Maryland and cannot drive, but his wife...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne, left) and House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Republican legislative leaders are vowing to push through a bill clarifying that the newly-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not...
Richmond, Indiana is hoping that investing in the past will push it into the future. The city near the Ohio border has formed a new nonprofit company to revitalize and redevelop numerous historic neighborhoods. Richmond Neighborhood Restoration Inc. aims to restore dozens of old...
The presidents of three universities in Indiana released statements Sunday condemning Indiana's religious freedom law. Saying he stepped into the controversy with "a certain degree of apprehension," Butler President James Danko said he was nevertheless compelled to do so after...
House Republicans are still pondering whether to plunge ahead with a bill to replace the ISTEP exam. The Senate voted 46-3 for a bill which would abolish ISTEP after next year's test and replace it with something shorter and easier to grade in 2017. Speaker Brian Bosma (R-...
The following statement was issued Saturday morning from President James Danko: As president of Butler University I am particularly sensitive to the importance of supporting and facilitating an environment of open dialogue and critical inquiry, where free speech and a wide range...