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ISTEP could be one vote in the House away from the scrap heap. The Senate has joined the House in voting to abolish ISTEP. The vote was along party lines, but all sides agree it's time to replace the test -- Democrats voted no to support state school superintendent Glenda Ritz's...
Sen. Dan Coats (wibc.com file photo) Some of Indiana's top Republicans are against the Presidents plans to close GITMO. Senator Dan Coats and Congressman Todd Young are among those to speak out on the issue, as the President Obama looks to accomplish a promise he made shortly...
Greg Goodnight (wibc.com file photo) Kokomo could be the next city to strengthen civil rights for the LGBT community. Mayor Greg Goodnight used his State of the City speech to call for an anti-discrimination law based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Democrat says...
Your BMV fees may go down a little under a bill headed for the full Senate. The main goal of the bill is to simplify a crazy-quilt of sometimes contradictory vehicle fees. But a side benefit would be to reduce hundreds of them. For instance, fees which can be prorated would now...
The arrest of Park Tudor's former basketball coach on charges of trying to seduce a student has sparked a statehouse debate over teacher background checks. Indiana keeps track of teachers accused of misconduct, but there's no requirement that schools check that list before...
A body was found on the east side of Indy, but police don't know whether it was a murder yet. The body was found by a person who was fishing on Olivia Lane near East 34th and Shadeland Avenue around 6:00pm monday. IMPD says it's simply a death investigation right now...
Dorothy Brown (RTV6 photo) A woman who was one of the Kalamazoo shooter's victims lived in Indiana for several years. Dorothy Brown, 74, was among those killed in a car while she was out with three of her friends at a Cracker Barrel during the shooting spree Saturday night...
A Marion County judge has thrown out a Child Services caseworker's lawsuit over heavy caseloads. State law caps each worker's caseload at 17 kids. The state has struggled to stay under those limits, but Marion Superior Judge Heather Welch has thrown out an American Civil...
A bill on its way to Governor Pence will break the seal on 54 years of adoption records. Children adopted since 1994 can already view their original birth certificate, including the identity of their birth parents, once they turn 21. But current law keeps those records closed...