Rush Hails Progress In 2019 State Of The Judiciary

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Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush delivers the 2019 State of the Judiciary address. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush hailed better service for what she calls court “customers” during her annual State of the Judiciary address Wednesday.

The U.S. Supreme Court could take on an Indiana legal dispute over who should have access to Lake Michigan’s shoreline. The State of Indiana and a community group both filed briefs on Friday urging the court not to hear the case. 

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With the Purdue lead at just ten points at halftime over Rutgers it looked like there was going to be a close game in Mackey Arena Tuesday night. But when the second half came to a close it was anything but, as the Boilermakers had soundly defeated the Scarlet Knights 89-54. 

Purdue dominated in almost all facets of the game. Their bench scored nearly 40 points, turned 19 turnovers into 24 points, and swiped nine steals. 

Purdue outscored their opponents 49-24 in the second half and shot 50% from beyond the arc, hitting 14 three-pointers. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to free up $140 million for schools over the next two years as a way to potentially boost teacher pay.

Current state statute does not allow 12- and 13-year-olds charged with attempted murder to be sent to adult court – on Tuesday Indiana lawmakers introduced a bill that would change that.

The bill was filed, in part, as a response to last year’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School where a student shot a teacher and classmate. 

House Committee Approves Bill Making Changes At DCS

Jan 15, 2019
Department of Child Services Director Terry Stigdon addresses a House committee. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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House lawmakers easily advanced a bill out of committee Tuesday that would make changes at the Indiana Department of Child Services.

The bill stems from recommendations by an independent investigation of the agency last year.

While Indianapolis and Bloomington have already created and implemented regulations on electric scooter companies, West Lafayette officials took on the issue of data security in a special meeting Monday night.

Obama-era rules meant to keep farmers from using too many antibiotics seem to be working. According to the Food and Drug Administration, antibiotic sales dropped 33 percent since they went into effect in 2017. That could curb Hoosiers’ resistance to the life-saving drugs. 

Re-Elected Statewide Officers Sworn In For New Terms

Jan 15, 2019

Indiana’s secretary of state, auditor and treasurer were sworn into office Monday. All three women won re-election bids in November.

Prospective Democratic candidates for municipal races across the state gathered in Indianapolis Saturday for candidate bootcamp. The training is part of a larger strategy to build Indiana’s bench of Democrats.

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