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The Senate has passed legislation it says will strengthen freedom-of-religion protections in Indiana's constitution. Democrats charge the bill prohibiting the government from "substantially burdening" religious belief is a license to discriminate. Indianapolis Republican Scott...
(photo courtesy IFD) Investigators suspect arson after a vacant apartment fire Monday night on the city's northeast side. IFD and Lawrence crews were called around 7:45 p.m. to the Whitfield Square Apartments near East 46th Street and North Arlington Avenue and found fire coming...
Angie Hicks, Governor Pence and Mayor Ballard at the announcement of the company's expansion plan in October. (WIBC.com file photo: Mike Corbin) The Metropolitan and Economic Development Committee of the Indianapolis City-County Council approved by a 7-1 vote a proposal giving...
A bill combining several of Governor Pence's education initiatives has passed the House overwhelmingly and is headed for the Senate. The bill offers more merit pay for teachers, while giving local school boards more discretion in deciding how those bonuses are awarded. It...
The House has voted to repeal Indiana's 80-year-old common construction wage law. 33 states and the federal government require contractors on public works projects pay building-trades workers what's calculated to be the typical wage for their specialty. Republicans argue that...
William Smith (photo courtesy IMPD) The man who drove a woman who had been shot to the City-County Building (CCB) earlier this month now faces a charge or murder. The investigation began February 11, when 32-year-old William Smith drove his pickup truck to the CCB with the woman...
Governor Mike Pence signs SB 62 to shorten ISTEP (photo courtesy State of Indiana) It was a foregone conclusion, as schools already were preparing for a shorter ISTEP, but the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Mike Pence have made it official. Without dissent, the House and...
An Indianapolis man has been sentenced to 85 years in prison for several crimes, including kidnapping. Raymond Smith pretended to be a parking lot attendant on February 10, 2013 and kidnapped a woman in a downtown Indianapolis parking garage. Smith forced his way into her car...
Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers delivers her State of Higher Education speech (ICHE photo) Colleges and universities will have the chance to survey their graduates as part of an effort to comply with a possible future mandate from the federal government. "In recent...