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The U.S. House will vote Friday on a bill that protects a person's access to abortion.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bringing the Women's Health Protection Act to floor in response to S.B. 8, a Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks, before most people realize they are pregnant. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the law from taking effect, although the decision leaves the door open for future challenges.

RUEGEN, Germany — It was a cold, misty morning in November of 1990 when the fishermen noticed a woman standing outside their hut. They'd been fishing in the Baltic Sea and were approaching shore, trying to make out who it was. Hans-Joachim Bull was worried the stranger might be an inspector sent by the government to enforce fishing quotas.

If you want to know why it's hard to buy a car these days, just take a look at all the vacant spots at your local dealerships.

When Sarah Chismar, a Toyota salesperson, surveyed the empty pavement at her dealership in Missouri this week, she sighed.

"In a normal month, we probably will have, like, 120 new cars," she said. "Right now, I think we have maybe 10."

And she's happy to have 10. "Last week we had five," she added.

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: local governments are finalizing their 2022 budgets and signing off on next year’s salaries. In Crawfordsville, raises are on the way for the mayor, clerk-treasurer, and city council – which raised debate when one council member suggested leaving the council out of the proposed increase. How should city council members be compensated for their positions – and does the pay impact who signs on?

Indiana House Republicans inserted the proposed Senate district map into the redistricting bill Wednesday, over the objections of Democrats.

Indiana House Democrats proposed an alternative state House redistricting map Wednesday, which was rejected by Republicans.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona praised the efforts of educators and focused on the importance of masks to keep schools open as he visited classrooms in northern Indiana Wednesday. The stops in Elkhart and South Bend were part of a multi-state bus tour across the Midwest, highlighting the return to in-person school.

Rep. Tony Cook To Retire In 2022

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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) says he’ll retire in 2022 after his current term at the Statehouse ends.

Republic Airways Will Move Headquarters To Carmel

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Indianapolis-based airline Republic Airways announced Monday it will move its corporate headquarters to Carmel. The project is part of a larger redevelopment project that began after changes to U.S. 31 cut off direct access to the site.

The number one cause of hunting accidents in Indiana isn’t mishandling firearms, it’s falling out of trees. Falling from a tree stand can mean broken bones, paralysis, or even death.


The U.S. saw more than 400,000 extra deaths in 2020 compared to the previous two years. Much of this excess death was caused by COVID-19. But new research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that around 15 percent of these deaths are not directly related to the virus.

A nonprofit in Columbus, Indiana focused on civic collaboration is looking for a handful of rural communities that want to improve their education and workforce training systems. It comes out of a newly awarded grant of $750,000 from a national education philanthropy named Ascendium.


Indiana Senate GOP leaders say they are prepared to make changes to their proposed Senate redistricting map after they get public input next week.

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