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The director of libraries at DePauw is wrapping up a weeklong sleepover in what's become an annual Indianapolis tradition. Each year, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library sets up a bed in its front window and recruits someone to live, work and sleep there during the American...
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America is speaking out about the Oregon shooting tragedy. Indiana Chapter President Stephanie Mannon Grabow says it's "past time" for Congress to pass legislation that mandates universal background checks for people purchasing firearms...
The nation's unemployment rate held steady at 5.1% in September. But two top economists don't like the jobs trend. Ball State Economist Dr. Mike Hicks says the economy added only 142,000 jobs last month. He says that's definitive evidence that the economy is slowing. Hicks says...
A deadly crash on the city's northeast side began as a domestic disturbance call. Indianapolis police received a call early Friday morning from a woman who said her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend were involved in a domestic altercation and that the boyfriend had...
Carmel is a step closer to passing more legal protections for the LGBT community. The Carmel City Council's finance committee voted to send an anti-discrimination law to the full council. But the committee did so only after amending the law to give businesses cited for...
A dispute over how Indiana has distributed federal funding to charter schools could now extend to traditional public schools. Nearly half Indiana's 59 charter schools saw cuts in federal Title I funding for low-income students of more than the 15% allowed by program rules. The...
The first move has been made in the holiday season retail battle. Purdue Retail Expert Dr. Richard Feinberg is speaking out on Target's announced move today to match the online prices of its retail competitors. Feinberg says Target really seems to be taking the fight online...
Seven Indiana regions are vying for $84 million in state matching funds for cultural and livability projects. For the first time ever, they're presenting proposals to the Strategic Review Committee of the Regional Cities Initiative. Indiana Economic Development Corporation Vice...
During political campaign season, city candidates nationwide often talk about hiring more police officers. But can Indianapolis afford to hire new police officers? The Indiana Policy Institute's Director of Public Safety Outreach Troy Riggs says hiring new police officers...