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Indiana Legislators debate $10 million proposal for Martin University

Governor Eric Holcomb proposed $10 million to Indiana's only predominantly Black serving institution, Martin University, as part of his agenda and state budget. The Senate Committee on Appropriations wanted to allocate those funds to all schools. 

State Rep. Cherrish Pryor to hold town hall

Indiana State Representative Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) is set to host a town hall this weekend to discuss property taxes and deductions available to Homestead...

‘These are our children!’ Activists protest NRA Convention in downtown Indianapolis

Demonstrators took turns reading the names of thousands of children killed by gun violence as they protested outside the NRA Convention last weekend. They demanded action on gun control, with some laying out in the grass to symbolize deaths caused by gun violence. They want the NRA to stop obstructing gun control legislation.

‘It could happen here’: Tennessee lawmakers who protested gun control on House floor, reinstated

A top state lawmaker in the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, said the shocking events in the Tennessee House in the last two weeks should be a wake-up call for Hoosiers.

Marion County Candidate Roundup for Primary Elections

Marion County Candidate Roundup for Primary Elections

Dems tap Chicago for 2024 convention, cite critical Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have chosen Chicago to host their 2024 national convention. The selection announced Tuesday is intended to keep the Democratic Party's momentum going after last fall's midterm election success in the critical Midwest. President Joe Biden chose Chicago over finalists that also included Atlanta and New York. Chicago is solidly Democratic, as is Illinois. But holding the party's convention in such a pro-union city underscores Biden's commitment to organized labor, which will be vital to his bid for a second term. Democrats also had a strong showing in Michigan last fall and hope to repeat that elsewhere in the region. The choice could counter Republicans, who'll hold their 2024 convention in Milwaukee.

Expelled Tennessee lawmakers both seeking seats again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two expelled Black Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee say they want to be reappointed, then elected back to their seats. The comments by former Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson follow their ouster by the Republican-led Legislature for a protest on the House floor urging passage of gun-control measures in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Nashville. Both former lawmakers told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that they want to return to their positions as lawmakers. The Nashville metro council is likely to reappoint Jones during a specially called meeting Monday. The Shelby County Commission plans to announce soon when it will meet to fill the vacancy left by Pearson’s expulsion. Likewise, commissioners can reinstall Pearson.

House Bill could automatically enroll eligible students into 21st Century Scholars program

House Bill 1449 is currently making its rounds in the Indiana Statehouse. The bipartisan Bill would automatically enroll eligible students into the 21st Century...

4 mayoral candidates answer questions and discuss issues at forum 

Incumbent Mayor Joe Hogsett faced State Rep. Robin Shackleford, both Democrats, for the first time this year in a mayoral forum and discussed a...

5 mayoral candidates discuss veteran issues in election forum 

Five mayoral candidates gathered last night on the city’s east side to answer questions centered on military veteran's issues.   Democrats Clif Marsiglio, Larry L. Vaughn...


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