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The faculty at Purdue University want the state to ditch its religious freedom law, perhaps putting the school's president in an uncomfortable position. Purdue's Faculty Senate voted 52-to-4 to call on the legislature to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act . "We believe...
Indiana's higher education commissioner says Ivy Tech's anemic on-time graduation rates are partly a case of growing pains. Just 4% of Ivy Tech students earn their degrees on time. Even after six years, the figure is just 28%, well below the figures for community colleges in...
Governor Pence has extended an emergency needle-exchange program in Scott County. And his administration appears to be softening its resistance to a broader program. Pence issued an executive order extending the program under a health emergency declared for the county, which has...
There is at least one Republican member of Congress who will not try to succeed retiring Senator Dan Coats. Congresswoman Susan Brooks was among several members of the House considering a run, but Monday morning she issued a statement saying she would not seek to move up to the...
Indianapolis City County Councillor Mary Moriarty Adams says the city simply can't afford Mayor Greg Ballard's proposed $1.7 billion Criminal Justice Complex. This after the Rules and Public Policy Committee rejected the project last week. However, Adams, who heads up the public...
Governor Pence has extended the public health emergency in response to the HIV epidemic in Scott County. The governor signed the original executive order March 26th that allowed the state to coordinate a multi-agency response and provided additional resources including a needle...
Democratic Congressman Andre Carson One Indiana congressman says the reason we need discrimination protection for the LGBT community is the same reason we needed civil rights laws in the 1960's. "There are many people who, 50 years ago or 60 years ago - and in some parts, now -...
Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness says taxpayers have nothing to lose by supporting a proposed $77 million sports and entertainment complex. City Council will get its first look at the planned facility at their regular meeting Monday night. GK Sports and Entertainment plans to build...
A man wanted on rape and robbery charges was arrested early Monday after a SWAT situation at a home on the city's near-east side. Just after 1 a.m., Indianapolis Metro Police were called to a home near the intersection of State and Southeastern avenues on reports of a man...