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From exclusion to empowerment: Indiana Black lawyers & judges

Prior to 1900, there were very few Black lawyers practicing in and around Indianapolis. The first Black attorney admitted to the bar in Indianapolis was James T.V. Hill, who practiced law from 1882 to 1928 and was active in civic affairs.

Economic Enhancement District for Mile Square will not be repealed

By JILL SHERIDAN Senate committee discusses a bill that would have repealed the EED. (Photo from Indiana General Assembly live stream) Indianapolis’ planned economic enhancement district, or...

Pro-Palestinian activists demand ceasefire in Gaza during All-Star Weekend

As celebrities and public figures flocked to Indianapolis for the NBA All-Star weekend, pro-Palestinian activists were hoping to draw attention to calls for a ceasefire in Gaza.


We need your urgent assistance to protect public notices in newspapers! TOMORROW, SB 252 is scheduled to be amended in committee, putting public notices at risk and...

Hoosiers unite for Sickle Cell Advocacy Day

Hoosiers from across the state gathered at the Indiana State Capitol to encourage lawmakers to consider the needs of Hoosiers living with sickle cell disease.

Jefferson Shreve to run for Congress after expensive mayoral campaign

By JILL SHERIDAN Jefferson Shreve in the WFYI studios during the 2023 Indianapolis mayoral race. (Ben Thorp/WFYI) Former Indianapolis mayoral candidate Jefferson Shreve has filed to run...

New attorney positions aims to prosecute more on federal level in Indianapolis

By JILL SHERIDAN Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers and IMPD Chief Randal Taylor speak at a 2023 press conference where the attorney...

Housing advocates gather at statehouse to push for tenant protections

By BENJAMIN THORP Advocates and tenants gathered Monday to speak on how a lack of protections for renters has impacted the state (WBAA/WFYI News/Ben Thorp) Housing...

Fatal crash review updates and controversial development project passed by council

By JILL SHERIDAN A stream from the City-County Council meeting shows a packed house. (Photo/WFYI) The Indianapolis City-County Council held its monthly meeting Monday night and...

Indiana’s HB 1002: Addressing antisemitism or silencing free speech?

Those in opposition fear HB 1002, which cites examples of antisemitic speech, could make it illegal to criticize the Israeli government for their attacks on Gaza.


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