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Holcomb Names New Indiana National Guard Head

Sep 24, 2019

Gov. Eric Holcomb Tuesday named Col. R. Dale Lyles as the new head of the Indiana National Guard.

A recent study shows state Supreme Courts across the country lack gender and racial diversity – and Indiana is no exception. All but three of the 110 justices in Hoosier State history have been white men.

Indiana Public Broadcasting Statehouse reporter Brandon Smith talks with Chief Justice Loretta Rush – the state’s first female chief justice – about the issue.

The state wants to shield a lot of information from public eyes in a class action lawsuit against the Department of Child Services.

The group suing the state opposes that push.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says opportunity zones are helping revitalize communities in the Hoosier State and across the country.

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Investigators have ruled the cause of a fire that ravaged a Frankfort recycling plant in July as “undetermined.” That’s according to a press release issued by city officials Thursday.

The press release states that, though they could confirm the fire started on the northeast side of the Werner & Son recycling plant, they could not determine what caused the blaze.

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Delphi officials have suspended curbside recycling pickup for residents. The decision is the result of a July fire that destroyed a Frankfort recycling plant.

Delphi Mayor Shane Evans says the curbside pickup is suspended until Werner & Son, the Frankfort recycling plant they previously used, is back on its feet. He says that’s projected to take between six months and a year.

The Indiana Department of Revenue is changing the way people interact with the agency and pay their taxes.

The Indiana Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (ICHLA), a nonpartisan state agency, is holding statewide listening sessions to identify the issues and concerns faced by the Hispanic and Latino communities.

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says he’s encouraged by progress at his agency, even as more work is needed.

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Montgomery County officials are considering ways to change and develop infrastructure as part of comprehensive countywide planning.

That includes improving roads that connect Crawfordsville to cities such as Lafayette and Indianapolis, as well as creating alternate routes to areas that are currently difficult to reach.

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