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Hoosiers are speaking out on Pope Francis' first visit to America. Exactly what does his visit mean to them and what will they take away from it? We spoke with some Indy residents after noontime mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in downtown Indy Tuesday. Craig...
Some Indiana mayors are urging to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take a stronger stand for clean air. The mayors of Bloomington, Carmel, Elkhart, Muncie and South Bend sent a letter to the Obama Administration this week. It calls for clean air protections against smog...
One of Indiana's top Catholic leaders is among those traveling and meeting with Pope Francis during his first trip to America this week. Archbishop Joseph Tobin of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis says the Pope is very interested in American Catholics and America in general...
A key legislator says a review of whether INDOT contractors have been using substandard asphalt could complicate efforts to increase highway funding. INDOT instructs contractors to use recycled asphalt, and has been testing samples to see if the recipe is causing roads to...
Two groups have joined forces to lobby state lawmakers to pass a state law protecting the LGBT community from discrimination. Freedom Indiana was already campaigning for such a law, much as the coalition campaigned against a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex...
The deadline to register to vote in the November election is less than two weeks away, and Indiana is turning to digital tools to get voters signed up. Indiana debuted a voter-registration app last year, similar to the already-existing online registration at IndianaVoters.com...
Notre Dame plans to go coal-free within five years. The university has already reduced coal-based electricity from 85% of its usage to 15%. Spokesman Dennis Brown says the university is committed to getting rid of it completely, after an encyclical from Pope Francis calling for...
Former Evan Bayh chief of staff Tom Sugar will not run for governor. Sugar had been flirting with a bid for the Democratic nomination, to be centered on the issue of redistricting reform. Sugar founded the nonprofit Lead or Leave to campaign for independently drawn districts,...
Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Senate Democrats plan to introduce three bills next session aimed at relaxing Indiana restrictions on illegal immigrants. Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) says Democrats will propose joining 10...