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Will Indiana pass the Crown Act?

Legislation to prevent race-based hair discrimination — also known as the CROWN Act — was recently introduced in the state of Indiana. The bill...

Consumers should not be on the hook for the mistakes of utility companies

By State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis), State Rep. John L. Bartlett (D-Indianapolis) and Chair of the Indiana Black Leadership Caucus, State Rep. Earl Harris...

Indianapolis Blue Line recommended for federal funding, weeks after bill to stall project dies

IndyGo will receive roughly $142 million dollars in federal support for the project in addition to the $8 million it has already received. (Photo/WFYI) By...

Here are the education bills approved by the 2024 Indiana legislature

By ALEKSANDRA APPLETON Stricter rules on school attendance, reading proficiency, and cellphone use in the classroom will affect Indiana students and schools beginning next...

Indiana set to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for minors

A federal appeals court allowed Indiana’s ban on gender-affirming care to go into effect, removing a temporary injunction U.S. District Court Judge James Patrick Hanlon issued last year, Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Tracing the Legacy: The pivotal role of African Americans in Indiana’s medical advancements

Access to quality healthcare is vital to the wellbeing of every American. Indiana is no different. As we celebrate Black History month, it is...

Bill clarifies exemption to law requiring districts to give closed buildings to charters for $1

By AMELIA PAK-HARVEY New legislation moving through the Indiana Statehouse could put an end to the legal battles over the controversial state law that requires...

Intervention, not retention: Education advocates support enhancements to reading skills bill

Senate Bill 1 would require retention of third grade students who do not meet reading proficiency on the state test. Education advocates support enhancements...

Letter to the Editor: Indiana NAACP State Education Conference responds to Grade 3 Retention Policy

“Passing them along is a terrible disservice to the student.” These were words used recently by our House Speaker, Todd Huston, in response to...

Just (keep) telling it

Amos Brown’s legacy, example continue lighting path toward inclusive solutions The headlines rang out in every direction earlier this week: Eric Holcomb’s 2024 legislative agenda...
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