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L to R: Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett, Mayor Greg Ballard, and former Mayor Bart Peterson (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Indy's last two mayors and its next one are calling on the state to join the capital city in extending civil rights protections to gays and lesbians. Bart Peterson,...
Unemployment in Indiana remains at its lowest level since August 2001. Department of Workforce Development Spokesman Joe Frank says the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.4% in November. The state labor force also grew by 7,000 workers. Indiana has added nearly...
Franklin Community Schools are the latest to be shut down due to threats. It would have been the last day of school before holiday break anyway, a day when semester or final exams are typical, days which in the past made schools ripe for threats. But threats like one written on...
Congress is expected to vote Friday on a nine-month spending bill to cover the rest of the fiscal year. Republican Representative Susan Brooks calls the deal "an okay bill, not a great bill." She says she's disappointed the bill stops short of a full repeal of a controversial...
Indianapolis Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett (WIBC.com file photo) Indianapolis Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett has announced three high-level appointments to his administration, including a former lieutenant governor. Kathy Davis will serve in a newly-created post with no formal title,...
Indiana says companies pledged more than 26,000 new jobs in the state in 2015. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation says it closed deals with more than 300 companies this year, averaging 82 new jobs each. President Jim Schellinger credits the state's workforce, strong...
In just two weeks, a coalition of businesses supporting LGBT rights has more than doubled in size. One of the biggest addition to Indiana Competes came on Wednesday, when the NCAA national office announced that it would be part of the group pushing for greater civil rights for...
Police have confirmed that the threat that closed down Plainfield and Danville Schools originated from the same social media account. The decisions to close the schools came just hours apart with Plainfield making the decision after a social media account posted a very specific...
(image courtesy of Facebook/Danville High School) Two students were arrested for death threats to school mates at Danville High School, and threats subsequently led to classes at all Danville Schools being canceled for the day. Both of the students arrested were boys. Earlier on...