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2 Indiana HVAC plants to close, costing 2,100 jobs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Indiana plants that make products for the heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry are shifting their manufacturing operations to Mexico in moves that will cost 2,100 workers their jobs, company officials announced Wednesday.<p>Carrier Corp. said it would shutter its …

Employment

Pence introduces Trump at Indiana rally that doubles as VP audition

Republican Donald Trump campaigned alongside Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday evening, the latest in a series of public auditions as the billionaire businessman mulls his vice presidential pick.<p>Walking onto the stage to cheers, Pence confidently introduced the presumptive GOP nominee and …

Indiana Governor Bans Boys from Wearing Clothes with 'Gay' Colors

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed an executive order Wednesday that bans what he called "gay colors" to be worn by boys in public elementary and secondary schools in the state.<p>Pence referred to pink, chartreuse, teal and magenta, in particular, as "gateway colors" for young boys who might have an …

LGBTQI
ACLU

Slain Fort Wayne man's sister says family fled Darfur, moved to Indiana

The older sister of one of three people fatally shot in a house in northeast Indiana says her family had fled from war in Sudan's troubled Darfur region to live in the United States.<p>Wehdad Omar, 29, said she doesn't know why anyone would want to kill her 23-year-old brother, Mohamedtaha Omar. She …

'No More Stringent Than': Why Disempowering Indiana's Department of Environmental Management Is Bad for the State

I was born and raised in a small industrial town located in East Central Indiana. The land there is flat, with open agricultural fields surrounding the city proper. My hometown is the seat of a rural county, with a major interstate running through its southern half. Cutting straight through my …

Environmentally Friendly

Indiana plant accused of hiring undocumented workers to keep wages low | Fox News

A former employee of a pork processing plant in Indiana has filed a lawsuit alleging that two company officials knowingly hired undocumented workers in an effort to keep wages low for all of the facility's workers.<p>In his lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in northern Indiana, Andrew O'Shea …

FDA

Indiana House committee won't give hearing to hate-crimes bill

Legislation creating the state's first hate-crime law to help victims targeted because of their race, sexual identity, religion or other specified characteristic is expected to die because it won't get a committee hearing in the House, leaving lawmakers few options to address civil rights this year.<p>…

LGBTQI

The big trouble in Indiana public schools, as explained by a troubled educator

For quite some time now education policy-making in the state of Indiana has been nothing short of a mess. Republican lawmakers have long been at odds with the state’s elected superintendent of public instruction, Glenda Ritz, whose recently unveiled legislative agenda for the Indiana Department of …

Education

Homicides on the rise among Indiana children, teens

×<p>Homicides on the rise among Indiana children, teens<p><b>4 Fast Facts</b><p>Homicides among Indiana children and teens nearly doubled from 2012-2015.<br>• Homicide is …

Video shows moment Indianapolis company tells upset workers production is moving to Mexico

Indiana political leaders are casting blame in different directions for a company's decision to shut down a 1,400-worker factory in Indianapolis and …

Indiana ranks 5th for child abuse | Local

She wore a tank top, which made the needle marks on the inside of her right elbow clear as day in the light of the summer afternoon.<p>The police …

Indiana gets ‘F’ grade for how it vets teachers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 16, 2016) - Just days after a former Park Tudor basketball coach was arrested for allegedly sending inappropriate messages …

Indiana Ranks At Bottom Of Well-Being Index

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — If you want to improve your sense of well-being, leave the Lower 48.<p>A new report ranking all 50 states based on residents' …

Report: More Children Living In Poverty In Concentrated Areas

Poverty and unemployment soaring in parts of Indianapolis

"We're seeing a legacy of poverty." Indiana drops in child well-being ranking

Study: 1 in 5 Indiana kids live in poverty

Indiana 'Gun Hobbyist' Accidentally Discharges Firearm Inside Public Library

A person attending a meeting of “gun hobbyists” accidentally discharged his or her firearm Tuesday inside an Indiana public library’s conference …

Guns

Indiana: State Testing is a Complete Mess–and Worthless, Too

Parents and teachers have been complaining about Indiana’s state testing, called ISTEP. But now David Rutter chimes in to support them in a scathing …

Editorial: Indiana’s shameful neglect of elderly citizens

It’s shameful and dangerous. But Indiana’s tragic neglect of vulnerable elderly citizens, those most at risk of abuse and exploitation, also is a …

Indiana Bill Would Limit the Public's Ability to See Body and Dash Camera Footage

Lawmakers in Indiana are working to pass a bill that would allow police the ability to refuse request from the public for body or dashboard video …

Public Health
Public Health

Marijuana, money, murder: Indiana councilman sworn in to elected office while in jail

An Indiana councilman was sworn into office while in jail, where he is facing multiple felony charges, including murder and drug trafficking. Under …