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220 new laws took effect in Indiana at the stroke of midnight. Today marks the first day for the new state budget, and for Indiana's controversial religious-freedom law, as well as the companion law declaring it doesn't authorize discrimination. But it's also the effective date...
The Butler Chorale (image courtesy of YouTube) The Rolling Stones will be joined by a local group that tours internationally when they play the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Saturday. The Butler Chorale will join the Stones on stage as part of a closing number for the Stones...
Indiana "Beyond Coal" campaign leader Jodi Perras (center) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) A day after the Supreme Court put one attempt to regulate power plants on hold, environmentalists are challenging Governor Pence's opposition to another. Governor Pence declared last week he...
A stunning statistic about heroin overdoses in Metro Indianapolis. Eskenazi Emergency Medical Physician Dan O'Donnell says Indianapolis EMS has administered heroin overdose antidote naloxone 475 times so far this year. That's slightly less than this time last year. However, O'...
The White House estimates 100,000 Hoosiers will become eligible for overtime pay under new rules expected to take effect next year. The Fair Labor Standards Act exempts professionals and managers from overtime pay, unless they earn less than $455 a week. But the Labor Department...
A Hoosier businessman of Greek descent says Greece will bounce back from its current debt crises. George Stergiopoulos is owner of Indianapolis-based, The Greek Islands Restaurant. He's currently in Greece vacationing with family. He says the situation in Greece is "politics as...
Two-year-old twins were found living in a small, confined area of an Anderson, Indiana home littered with trash. Now, the parents--Stephen Auker, 38 and Kimberly Robinson, 32 are facing criminal charges. Authorities say the twins were so malnourished that their bones had started...
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...