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April 19, 2017

 

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt address a crowd during his visit to East Chicago, Indiana, with state and local officials including Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly.

EPA Administrator Visits East Chicago, NAACP Demands More Help

The NAACP and East Chicago residents are calling on the EPA for more resources as Administrator Scott Pruitt visits the lead-contaminated neighborhood.

April 19, 2017

 

airbnb listings for the 2016 Indy 500 weekend.

House Fails To Advance Airbnb Bill For Second Time This Session

The legislation bars local government agencies from banning short-term rentals while also imposing some regulations.

April 19, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Lawmakers Want Audit Of Untested Rape Kits Across Indiana

The resolution approved Wednesday has no binding impact, but it does allow lawmakers to send a message to law enforcement.

April 19, 2017

 

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), left, and House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) will take the details of a road funding plan to their caucuses for approval.

Tentative Road Funding Bill In Place As Leaders Agree To Plan

Legislative leadership will now take the road funding plan to their caucuses for approval.

April 19, 2017

 

The intersection of 3rd and Lincoln is closed to vehicle traffic.

Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On Third Street Closure

Hamilton says the engineering firm didn't know how Third Street was holding vehicles over the storm water tunnel.

April 18, 2017

 

voting sign

Indiana Purges 481K Inactive Voter Registrations From Rolls

The Secretary of State says more than 481,000 voter registration records have been removed from voter rolls since November.

April 18, 2017

 

Construction crews are working on the intersection of 3rd and Lincoln just outside the Bloomington Police Station.

Bloomington Mayor Hamilton: Third Street Should Reopen Friday

An engineering inspection last week discovered the infrastructure supporting the road is structurally unsound and unsafe for traffic.

April 18, 2017

 

Indiana statehouse

Appointed Superintendent Bill Heads To Governor

The House advanced a bill to the governor to make the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed, rather than elected position.

April 17, 2017

 

e-liquid

Few Issues Remain Undecided In Vaping Regulations Bill

House and Senate authors of new vaping regulations say they’re in 99 percent agreement on the bill as the session’s end draws near.

April 17, 2017

 

Indiana Statehouse (Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

Deadline Looming For Indiana Lawmakers To Strike Budget Deal

With just days left in this year's legislative session, the House and the Senate still appear far apart on some key tax provisions.

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