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(wibc.com photo: Ray Steele) Senator Jean Leising is trying at least once more to get cursive handwriting to be part of the state's school curriculum. Every year, Leising (R, Oldenburg) introduces the cursive writing bill. Every year, it passes the state Senate, and every year...
Purdue University has just gotten the largest cash donation in its history. Lilly Endowment and Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced Wednesday that the $40 million grant will fund research, high-tech job growth across the state and educational opportunities for students...
Jeffrey Weisheit (file photo) The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of an Evansville man convicted of killing two young children in a fire. The court decided Wednesday that there was overwhelming evidence that Jeffery Weisheit set the 2010 fire that killed his...
The latest attempt by state lawmakers to regulate abortion is headed to the full state Senate - this one is an attempt to eliminate abortions based on gender and disability. The bill (SB 334) would ban doctors from performing abortions if the doctor knew that the mother wanted...
A top USDA official is in Indiana touting trade pacts that will impact the Hoosier State. Phil Karsting is Administrator of the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. He's spotlighting two pending trade agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade...
(wibc.com file photo) Before any opponents to the bill were present, a state Senate committee approved a "religious freedom" bill that some claim would legalize discrimination. The bill (SB 101) is one of two labeled a Religious Freedom Restoration Act by supporters, and it was...
A southern Indiana father pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday to change the age of consent in the state from 16 to 18. Robert Fields testified before a senate committee that his then 16-year-old daughter was taken advantage of two years ago by someone he calls a close family member...
A new school funding approach by the House GOP isn't sitting well with districts that are losing money, and that could accelerate some big problems that troubled schools are already facing. Indiana is following a national trend that indicates rural populations in a steady...
(photo courtesy RTV6) Two people were killed and another was injured after a shooting on the city's near southeast side Tuesday night. IMPD officers were called to a convenience store in the 1900 block of East Prospect Street on a report of a person shot. Officers found a male...