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(WIBC.com file photo: RTV6) The advent of gay marriage means a change in Indiana University health benefits. For 15 years, IU has offered "domestic partner" benefits to same-sex couples -- they had to sign an affidavit saying they would be married if the law allowed. Now that...
An Indiana political scientist says it's in the best interest of Republicans to find a new House Speaker as soon as possible. IUPUI's Dr. Scott Pegg says many majority-holding Republicans want to see Congressman John Boehner relieved of the role. Pegg says they don't want...
Holiday retail hiring appears to be hot this year. Indiana Department of Workforce Development Spokesman Joe Frank says one sign of that is seasonal-holiday hiring began earlier this year with big companies like FedEx and Amazon hiring part-timers in the state as soon as they...
Purdue president Mitch Daniels (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) Purdue has given president Mitch Daniels a two-year contract extension. Daniels' contract now runs through 2020, and includes a bigger incentive pool. His base pay of $420,000 doesn't change, but he can earn up to...
Rep. Luke Messer (R-6th) (WIBC.com file photo) The fifth-ranking member of House Republicans' leadership team is warning against the idea of a caretaker House Speaker after the flameout of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Sixth District Congressman and House Republican Policy...
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it has the basic outline of reform legislation to fix a maze of red tape identified by an outside audit. The bureau blames confusing and sometimes conflicting provisions for overcharges and undercharges on 16 different fees. The state has...
A group of Hoosiers is coming to the aid of flood-ravaged South Carolina. Midwest Food Bank, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and Thrive360 - formerly Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana - is sending tens of thousands of pre-packaged meals and other supplies to...
The National Fire Protection Association says space heaters - portable or stationary - account for one-third of home heating fires. They're also to blame for 81% of all home-heating fire deaths. Now that space heater season is just about here, Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim...
The ATO house at Indiana University (image courtesy of RTV6) The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity has revoked the charter of its Indiana University chapter after a sex video from a frat party went viral. ATO disbanded its IU chapter 13 hours after the university suspended the...