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Lugar Laid to Rest in Indianapolis

Richard Lugar was brought into the Statehouse Rotunda, for a memorial service and public visitation, today. He was Indiana’s longest serving statesman, and was a U.S. Senator from Indiana for 36 years. Today’s service was attended by Governor Eric Holcomb, First Lady Janet Holcomb, House Speaker Brian Bosma and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, who met the hearse out on the …

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Daily Local News – April 29th, 2019

Former US Senator Richard Lugar dies at 87; Oliver North ousted from NRA; Solid Waste Management Board gets serious about composting. FEATURE Ryan Maloney talks about issues important to his campaign for the District 5 seat on Bloomington’s city council, on today’s edition of Big Talk Extra. ACTIVATE! Henry Dohnert talks about his volunteerism with the Broadview Learning Center on …

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Second Gay Guidance Counselor Fired From Indianapolis HS

Another guidance counselor at a Catholic High School in Indianapolis is being fired, after she was outed to the school’s administration. Lynne Starkey is the second counselor to be informed her contract will not be renewed for the next school year, after her marriage to a woman was outed to Roncalli High School’s administration. Starkey worked for Roncalli for 39 …

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Eli Lilly Announces Reduced Prices for Insulin Medication

Three days ago, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced they will slash the price for their popular insulin drug Humalog. The announcement by the 143 year-old Indianapolis-based Fortune 500 company comes amid growing public outcry over prescription drug pricing. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the cost of insulin tripled over the past decade. In today’s feature report, …

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Daily Local News – February 28, 2019

Gun control advocates will protest outside of the Statehouse in Indianapolis this weekend; Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday he will try to build public support for a hate crimes bill; Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb admitted yesterday that he used marijuana in college, despite currently opposing its legalization in Indiana; Online pothole and road hazard reporting is now available on …

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Lt. Governor Encourages Logging Expansion

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Indiana’s second highest ranking public official, Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, is encouraging the expansion of the state’s timber industry. Lt. Gov. Crouch unveiled a strategic report on Tuesday, at the annual meeting of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, in downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Hardwood Strategy report details opportunities to expand the state’s timber industry. According to the report, the state’s hardwood …

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Daily Local News – January 21, 2019

Administrators in Indianapolis said the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC program, have not announced any change in their assistance distribution, and do not expect a funding shortage until into February; A bipartisan bill in Congress would make the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore a National Park; Hundreds of women marched in downtown Indianapolis over the weekend, braving …

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Daily Local News -January 17, 2019

The Third National Women’s March takes place this Saturday, as women across the country are expected to march on state capitals, including in Indianapolis and DC; Monroe County is poised to complete a major portion of its Fullerton Pike East-West connectivity project, this year. FEATURE Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced earlier this month that he’ll stand for re-election. The first term …

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Women To March for Civil Rights

The Indiana Chapter of the Women’s March on Washington is organizing its third annual march, which will take place this Saturday in downtown Indianapolis. The march starts at 1 p.m. at Monument Circle and continues to the American Legion Mall. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center will host a reproductive rights advocacy training session at 10 …

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Proposed Budget Fully Funds DCS

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced his proposed state budget, today. The embattled Department of Child Services would get, in the Governor’s proposed budget, $286 million each year. This is the full amount DCS had requested. DCS has been struggling with increasing case loads and limited resources for some time. The agency’s problems came into public view last year when its …

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