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The test is officially shorter, but many students who have to take the ISTEP test won't start until next week. Marsha Jackson with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation says schools will have a choice to start Wednesday, the first available day, but she says most...
Indiana students will not have to pass the same civics test that immigrants must pass to become citizens. The state Senate voted down a bill from Senator Dennis Kruse (R, Auburn) that has become a recent cause among some conservative lawmakers across the country - similar bills...
The Speedway Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to appoint Robert Fishburn as Fire Chief. Fishburn has been Assistant Fire Chief and currently was serving as Interim Chief. Fishburn has twenty-five years’ experience working for the Speedway Fire Department, having...
A bill to legalize Sunday alcohol sales is apparently dead for the year, after its author opted not to call it for a vote in the House. Supermarkets and grocery stores have pushed for years for Sunday sales. But they did an about-face and successfully lobbied to kill the bill...
The Senate has passed legislation it says will strengthen freedom-of-religion protections in Indiana's constitution. Democrats charge the bill prohibiting the government from "substantially burdening" religious belief is a license to discriminate. Indianapolis Republican Scott...
(photo courtesy IFD) Investigators suspect arson after a vacant apartment fire Monday night on the city's northeast side. IFD and Lawrence crews were called around 7:45 p.m. to the Whitfield Square Apartments near East 46th Street and North Arlington Avenue and found fire coming...
Angie Hicks, Governor Pence and Mayor Ballard at the announcement of the company's expansion plan in October. (WIBC.com file photo: Mike Corbin) The Metropolitan and Economic Development Committee of the Indianapolis City-County Council approved by a 7-1 vote a proposal giving...
A bill combining several of Governor Pence's education initiatives has passed the House overwhelmingly and is headed for the Senate. The bill offers more merit pay for teachers, while giving local school boards more discretion in deciding how those bonuses are awarded. It...
The House has voted to repeal Indiana's 80-year-old common construction wage law. 33 states and the federal government require contractors on public works projects pay building-trades workers what's calculated to be the typical wage for their specialty. Republicans argue that...