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Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard (WIBC.com file photo) The next U.S. census is four years away, but Carmel will conduct a partial count this summer. Some federal grants are based on population. In the last year, Westfield has paid for a new count to get credit for population growth...
A big courtroom win for the state has turned back into a loss, at least for now. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled in March the state was entitled to damages from IBM for the botched attempt to privatize the task of determining if you're eligible for welfare. The justices sent the...
It looks like Ivy Tech has their woman. WIBC host Abdul-Hakim Shabazz reports on his IndyPolitics.org blog that former Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will be the next president of Ivy Tech Community College. The college has not confirmed it, nor have they scheduled a formal...
New Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoff Slaughter (center) with wife Julie and Gov. Mike Pence. (WIBC.com photo: Office of the Governor) Governor Pence has named Indianapolis attorney Geoff Slaughter to the Indiana Supreme Court. Pence chose Slaughter from a list of three...
Guo Ping Wang (center) (photo courtesy of Indiana University) An IU instructor has been fired for a sexual assault. Guo Ping Wang was a senior lecturer at the Jacobs School of Music at IU-Bloomington. An assault involving Wang was reported by a student to administrators on March...
Hundreds of teachers and administrators are in Indianapolis for a refresher on how to keep your kids safe at school. State law requires each school corporation to designate one staff member as its school safety specialist, though most districts have gone beyond that to name a...
A state Senate candidate is preparing to challenge Indiana election law, after winning the nomination of two different parties. Gerard Arthus won the Republican primary for the seat of retiring Senator John Broden (D-South Bend) by 59 votes, 10 days after the Libertarians...
The 500 is a sellout, for the first time in more than 20 years. IMS says the last reserved seats for the 500 sold late Friday morning, 23 days ahead of Race Day. President Doug Boles says there's been a surge of attention for the 100th running of the 500, but he says it also...
Governor Pence and Mayor Joe Hogsett help announce Salesforce's expansion in Indy (Office of the Governor) One of the loudest corporate voices against last year's religious freedom law is nearly doubling its Indianapolis workforce. Salesforce will add 800 jobs over the next five...