INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate will not consider contentious Republican-backed legislation that supporters say would have increased parental control over what their kids learn but that teachers and other critics say would have amounted to censorship, a top lawmaker said Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday condemned recent comments made by the state’s attorney general, who alleged that Indiana’s COVID-19 data is inflated and “inaccurate.”
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tests have confirmed Indiana's first known case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, state health officials announced Sunday.
FORT WAYNE — Indiana Michigan Power is conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage transmission lines using helicopters to inspect for damage caused by last week’s storms.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Half of Indiana’s counties are now in the highest-risk level of COVID-19 spread as the latest infection surge across the state has pushed hospitalizations from the illness up 25 percent in the past week.
INDIANAPOLIS — With Indiana’s COVID-19 hospitalizations doubling in the past month, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb is expressing frustration at the “absurd” reasons some cite for refusing vaccinations, although he isn’t offering any new state actions to combat the spread of the virus.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's top medical groups pleaded Tuesday for more people to get COVID-19 vaccine shots as the state is in the midst of a new surge of infections and hospitalizations.
MICHIGAN CITY — A towering sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Park has kept up its inland creep, covering up an access road and threatening to bury a parking lot in the coming years.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s governor announced Wednesday he would extend the state’s public health emergency for another month amid a stalled legislative proposal that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar immunizatio…
INDIANAPOLIS — Numerous Indiana medical and business groups argued Tuesday against a Republican proposal aimed at ending the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency and forcing broad exemptions from workplace vaccination requirements.
INDIANAPOLIS — With Indiana’s state tax collections surging, a top Republican legislator is looking at possible significant changes to the state sales tax and cutting property taxes for some businesses.
ELKHART — Area communities will receive more than $2.3 million in state matching grants for road improvement projects, legislators announced Thursday.
Indiana officials said Wednesday that the state should be able to immediately inoculate a third of children ages 5 to 11 as preparations are made to expand Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for the age group if the federal government gives it approval.
LaGRANGE — Indiana Democrats plan to bring their statewide “Small Town, Indiana” tour to LaGrange County on Thursday “to highlight how Democrats are delivering for Indiana’s rural communities.”
ELKHART — Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County is teaming up with RV manufacturing company Thor Industries on Thursday to build the walls of a future home.
SHIPSHEWANA — Though there’s no personal connection, Loyal Martin has joined a prayer chain and urges the community to do the same in wishing a safe return for the 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend.
ELKHART — The Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s board of directors has approved $3,618,570 of new and multiyear grants to nonprofits and programs throughout Elkhart County.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is recommending denial of Indiana Michigan Power’s (I&M’s) request for a $104 million annual rate increase.
SOUTH BEND — An Elkhart man who serves on the South Bend Police Department faces accusations that he had sex with a 16-year-old girl multiple times while in uniform.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of Indiana’s Republican U.S. senators has endorsed the nomination of Democratic former Sen. Joe Donnelly as the country’s ambassador to the Vatican.
Indiana Town Halls, in partnership with WFYI Productions, will host its first nonpartisan issue-focused Town Hall, to be live-streamed from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7.
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Thursday announced a regional collection system to sort and deliver items donated by Hoosiers to the thousands of Afghan evacuees temporarily housed at Camp Atterbury.
LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — The body of a Marine who was among 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing during the U.S.-run evacuation at Afghanistan's Kabul airport was returned Sunday to his northern Indiana hometown.
MIDDLEBURY — Two more school districts have decided to require masks inside their buildings following state rules encouraging local officials to adopt such requirements.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will continue paying out the extra $300 in weekly federal unemployment payments despite a Tuesday court ruling that the state's Republican governor had the authority to cut off the benefit.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor gave his support Monday to the growing number of school districts across the state issuing mask mandates for students and staff as they try to head off more COVID-19 outbreaks.
More than half of Indiana’s counties lost population during the last decade, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday, although the state as a whole grew by 4.7 percent.
The number of counties at or approaching high risk for community spread of COVID-19 is surging as an especially contagious coronavirus variant spreads in Indiana, where nearly half of the eligible population remains unvaccinated.
ELKHART — Following what appeared as unanimous demands at a public hearing of about 100 people, state Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, promised redistricting transparency but said it’s too late to have a non-partisan committee lead the effort to draw the state’s new districts for congressional…
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of Indiana counties approaching high risk for community spread of COVID-19 nearly quadrupled in one week as an especially contagious coronavirus variant spread throughout the state.
SOUTH BEND — Five people, including the former executive director of the South Bend Housing Authority, have been charged in an 11-count indictment alleging theft of government funds.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s top health officials warned Friday that spread of an especially contagious coronavirus variant is “significantly increasing” across the state, with more than half of the population still unvaccinated.
ELKHART — A year has passed since the Indiana hands-free driving law went into effect, stating that a person may not hold a telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is traveling to the Persian Gulf country of Qatar for what the state economic development office says is an effort to boost business relationships with the region.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s COVID-19 precautions further eased Thursday under new executive orders issued by the governor, even as he cited worries about the state’s lagging vaccination rate.
ELKHART — A contingent of Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) employees was working to restore more than 9,900 remaining customers — down from 13,000 customers at peak — who lost electrical service Saturday and into Sunday morning after a barrage of severe storms.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Marion County judge ordered Friday that Indiana must continue the federal government's unemployment benefits, putting a temporary stop to Gov. Eric Holcomb's move to drop the state from the program.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources recommends all Hoosiers statewide remove their birdfeeders after the agency received reports of sick and dying songbirds from 15 counties.
ELKHART — About 1,600 customers in the Elkhart area were still without power Tuesday as utility crews worked to repair electrical lines and poles knocked down from powerful storms Sunday evening and early Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly half of Indiana residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a continuing drop in the number of Hoosiers getting the jab each day.
INDIANAPOLIS — Republican candidate for governor of Arkansas and former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will keynote the 2021 Indiana Republican Party spring dinner, party officials announced Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will drop out of the federal program providing an extra $300 in weekly payments to unemployed workers and other programs that expanded unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor announced Monday.
Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites and mosquitoes as warmer weather increases tick activity.