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National League Of Cities Leaders Meet In Indianapolis

Jun 26, 2019

City leaders from across Indiana and the country all say bipartisanship is critical to implementing solutions for the challenges their communities face.

DCS Target Of New Class Action Lawsuit

Jun 26, 2019

The Indiana agency that oversees the state’s foster system is the target of a class action lawsuit filed Tuesday morning in federal court in Evansville. The suit accuses the Department of Child Services of violating children’s constitutional rights.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) told Indiana agriculture groups today he’s asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for clarity on potential disaster relief for farmers.

Heavy rains and floods delayed planting for many corn and soybean farmers this spring. Federal data show only 84 percent of corn was planted in Indiana as of this week. That’s compared to 100 percent last year.

Governor Eric Holcomb paid a visit to Purdue University-Fort Wayne Thursday afternoon, participating in a panel for the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana and a ceremonial signing of the recently-passed Senate Bill 536.

Four women who say Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them last year are suing Hill and the state in federal court.

Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster), Gabrielle McLemore, Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano say Curtis Hill touched them inappropriately at a 2018 post-legislative session party. Hill denies those allegations.

 

Anti-abortion activists from across northern Indiana rallied against the opening of a clinic that provides abortions in South Bend on Saturday. About 300 people attended including Indiana’s Attorney General.

 

Indiana has made progress on a large majority of recommendations to better support the roughly 100,000 Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

That was the assessment at Thursday’s meeting of a task force charged with monitoring the state’s progress.

 A task force meant to ensure the state better serves those with intellectual and developmental disabilities meets at the Statehouse Thursday.

It’s the panel’s first meeting since the General Assembly reauthorized it – with an updated mission.

Taylor Haggerty / WBAA News

After months of meetings and public hearings, Montgomery County has its first zoning ordinance. County commissioners approved the proposal Monday.

Evansville Transgender Student Wins Court Fight

Jun 10, 2019

The Evansville school district violated a transgender student’s rights by restricting access to the bathroom of the student’s identified gender, according to a new court ruling.

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