Joe Hogsett

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Moms Demand Action and other gun control activists from across Indiana gathered at the Statehouse Saturday to demand state and federal policymakers pass legislation to reduce gun violence.

A bipartisan group of local and state officials joined the crowd to talk about what they and activists can do to reduce gun crime in Indiana – including passing federal red flag legislation and limiting access to firearms.

During his remarks, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett signed the Mayors Against Illegal Guns statement of principles from the gun control advocacy group Everytown. 

Cummins Invests $68 Million For Expansion In Indiana

May 17, 2019
Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger announces the company's new investments in Indiana. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

Indiana-based Cummins announced plans for new growth as it celebrates 100 years. While at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday, the engine manufacturer announced it is looking towards the next century.

Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) lies in state at the Indiana Statehouse. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), who died last month, returned to Indianapolis Tuesday, where he lies in state at the Statehouse.

Lugar To Lie In State Tuesday, Funeral Wednesday

May 12, 2019
Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) passed away April 28. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Hoosiers will get the chance this week to say goodbye to former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), who passed away April 28. 

State and local politicians gathered at Richard Lugar Plaza in Indianapolis to remember the late senator who died Sunday. 

In his speech Mayor Joe Hogsett focused, as he has during much of his first term, on public safety, infrastructure and education. (Drew Daudelin/WFYI)

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will run for a second term. The Democrat announced his re-election bid during an event Wednesday night at the downtown Phoenix Theatre.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the program at Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center. (Photo by Sarah Panfil/WFYI)

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced plans Tuesday to fund $2 million in new scholarship programs for low-income residents. It’s part of a broad effort to address gaps in the labor market, and to help more residents attain post-secondary credentials.

In his State of the City address last year, Hogsett announced the creation of a task force that would work to improve college access for low-income residents.

Community Reacts After Board Clears IMPD Officers

May 14, 2018

Attorneys representing officers Michal Dinnsen and Carlton Howard faced off against attorneys from the City of Indianapolis, in a three-day series of hearings before the Civilian Police Merit Board. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)

 

IMPD officers Michal Dinnsen and Carlton Howard shot and killed 45-year-old Aaron Bailey on June 29, 2017, after Bailey crashed into a tree during a high-speed car chase.

The shooting left an unarmed man dead and two officers under investigation. A special prosecutor found them innocent, and they received no criminal charges.

Former Indy Mayors Celebrate Legacy Of Richard Lugar

Nov 13, 2017

From right to left – former U.S. senator and Indianapolis mayor Richard Lugar, current mayor Joe Hogsett, and former mayors Greg Ballard, Bart Peterson and Steve Goldsmith. (Photo by Drew Daudelin) 

All living mayors of Indianapolis gathered Monday to celebrate the legacy of former mayor and U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, on the 50th anniversary of his election as mayor.

Lugar served two terms as mayor, starting in 1968. He served as U.S. Senator for Indiana from 1977 to 2013.

Grow With Google Training Launches In Indianapolis

Nov 10, 2017

Google’s Grow With Google initiative – a nationwide technology training tour – kicked off in Indianapolis Friday. The two-day conference is the beginning of a relationship between the tech giant and Indiana.

Nearly 2,000 Hoosiers registered for digital workshops and training with Google.

The initiative’s Community Engagement head Erica Swanson says Indianapolis is fifth in the country for growth in technology jobs.

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