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Indiana governor vetoes HB 1002

The amendment followed protests over the bill and its inclusion of the IHRA’s definition of antisemitism, which some argued would be harmful to students in support of Palestine.

After hours of testimony, bill prohibiting dedicated lanes for public transportation passes Senate committee

By BENJAMIN THORP A senate committee voted Thursday to approve a bill that prohibits dedicated lanes for public transportation.  Those opposed to the bill say it...

Local organizations partner to raise awareness during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Lead poisoning is a public health issue that has affected people tremendously since the Industrial Revolution. Many people, specifically children, face lead-filled dangers daily....

Emerging Businesses

Madame C. J. Walker, whose line of haircare products for Black women that made her the first female self-made millionaire, started her business mixing...

Anti-DEI legislation may be coming to a state near you

Earlier this month, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that essentially bans DEI programs in Florida's public colleges and universities. Other states appear to be...

Indiana governor signs bills targeting LGBTQ students

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor has signed a bill that would require schools to notify a parent if a student requests a name or pronoun change at school. The bill is one of the final bills approved in a legislative session that had targeted LGBTQ+ people, especially students. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's approval of the legislation on Thursday comes in a year when Republican-led legislatures around the country are seeking to curb LGBTQ+ rights, specifically targeting transgender people's participation in sports, workplaces and schools, as well as their access to health care. Holcomb also signed into law a bill that could make it easier to ban books from public school libraries.

Students and educators weigh in on 21st Century Scholars bill

Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood coach Sophie Longest testified for the bill at the Statehouse and said she sees a lot of eligible students who do not apply for the program.

Bill to combat human trafficking moves forward

Because of concerns that Indiana could see an influx of human trafficking during Super Bowl week and other sporting events, a state legislative study...

Action needed on child care bill

Several years ago, we both moved back to Indianapolis with our daughters in tow. One was new to Indianapolis and one was returning to...

Action needed on child care bill

Several years ago, we both moved back to Indianapolis with our daughters in tow. One was new to Indianapolis and one was returning to...
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