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Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs says he's leaving office with homicides and shootings down this year. He says homicides are down 20% so far this year. However, he says crime will rise again if the city doesn't continue to deal "with the systemic issues" that lead...
School choice advocates are turning their attention from state legislatures to Congress. More than 100 parents and students rallied on Capitol Hill under the banner of PublicSchoolChoice.org. The group is pushing for a wider range of public school options, especially charter and...
A top city official says from where he sits, financial fallout from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana has been minimal. Visit Indy President Leonard Hoops says he had been anticipating that RFRA might hurt convention business in Indianapolis, but he says now that...
Indianapolis will host the U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting next year. Conference Trustee and Mayor Greg Ballard announced on Tuesday that the four-day conference will take place next June 24th-27th at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Visit Indy President...
Governor Pence has declared a period of mourning in the wake of last week's shooting in Tennessee which took the lives of four U.S. Marines and one Navy Sailor. The governor is directing flags at state facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff beginning Tuesday, July 21st...
After an early success, a push by animal rights groups to ban pig wrestling at Indiana county fairs appears to be losing steam. The Delaware County Fair Board voted in May to cancel pig wrestling at this month's fair after five years. But at least five other fairs have moved...
Poverty continues to be among the biggest challenges faced by children in Indiana. In fact, according to the latest Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count 2015 data book, child poverty increased 4 percent from 2008 to 2013. Overall, Indiana ranked 32nd in the country for overall...
Governor Pence is ordering the Indiana Gaming Commission not to stand in the way of senior citizens' euchre tournaments. Gaming Commission executive director Sara Tait says the commission has no interest in shutting down euchre games with small prizes, any more than it would go...
Congress may move to end a ban on guns at military recruiting stations, in the wake of last week's shootings in Tennessee. Even before the Chattanooga shootings, the House had included a repeal of the ban in a defense spending bill. Second District Republican Jackie Walorski,...