Coats says careening from crisis to crisis and addressing the fiscal cliff in the 11th hour is no way to govern.
Monroe County officials who were elected in November’s general election will be sworn in at the Monroe County Courthouse this afternoon at 2 p.m.
The 89-8 Senate vote sets up a showdown in the GOP-led House, where a vote could come as soon as today.
Thirteen elected officials were sworn in by 10th Circuit Court Judges at the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon.
Hundreds of people braved the cold to take a dip into the lake to ring in the new year.
Most new state laws take effect at the start of the fiscal year in July, but there are exceptions.
The census collects information on production and acreage, as well as energy sources, organic operations, and specialty crops and livestock.
IU Health advised all hospital employees in September that flu shots would become mandatory with the new year.
The State Board of Education is scheduled to take one last vote on the final piece of REPA II at its meeting Wednesday.
'Fiscal cliff' tax hikes have been averted, but Indiana schools could still lose tens of millions of dollars in federal education funding next school year.
The Kroger at 2nd Street and College Avenue near the B-Line Trail is going to be more than 5,000 square feet larger.
There were two yeas, six nays, and one abstention from Indiana congressmen. Both Indiana senators voted in favor of it.
Republicans say they'll start trying to find candidates for the new seats almost immediately.
The ACLU is arguing the Department of Corrections does not provide adequate services for mentally ill people who come under their watch.
Don Villwock says farmers found some relief in the bill that was passed to avert the fiscal cliff, but a comprehensive farm bill still needs to be adopted.
Reps. Susan Brooks and Luke Messer will join current members Larry Bucshon and Todd Rokita to serve on the U.S. House’s Education and the Workforce Committee.
Republicans charged Democrats thousands of dollars each in fines for walking out of the House of Representatives in 2011.
One urban planning expert says if the cash is poured into trails, it may pay the city back more than other investments.
As part of the deal struck Tuesday, lawmakers either made permanent or extended several key tax benefits for college students and their families.
The attorney general and a state senator are proposing Indiana provide grants to school corporations that add resource officers to their schools.
Columbus police say they believe many cities see bad cash, but officials say only a fraction of the fake money Columbus has seen has been passed in Bloomington.
According to the FDA the salmonella outbreak killed three people and made 261 others sick.
Legislators say the are ready to get to work with just two months before another showdown, over raising the debt limit and avoiding automatic spending cuts.
Indiana legislators unveiled four key bills they seek to pass this session, including one that would allow school boards to mandate prayer in schools.
Howard County is seeking ways to fill a gap in its budget after the city stopped funding its emergency management services.
One representative wants to establish a Neighborhood Revitalization Fund that will offer low-interest loans to remodel, rehab or purchase abandoned homes.
Political watchers disagree about whether Joe Donnelly’s push to rally moderates to get work done in Washington during the 113th Congress will be effective.
Researchers are discovering more about 'chemo brain,' cognitive loss caused by chemotherapy, but much is still unknown about the condition.
The tax credits will benefit E-on Climate and Renewables and juwi, two energy companies building wind farms in Indiana.
Fourth district congressman Todd Rokita and third district’s Marlin Stutzman voted against the bill.
The proposal would combine several existing entities: the School of Journalism, Telecommunications Department, and the Communication and Culture Department.
Monday morning at 11, an Opening Day look ahead to this year's initiatives in the Statehouse.
As the General Assembly convenes today, members look forward to seeing eye to eye on more issues.
Senator Jim Banks is proposing a measure to increase the governor's veto power.
Health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated so they are protected from the flu.
The state collected $22 million more in revenue than expected in December.
Following an acrimonious change in leadership at the end of 2012, House Democrats enter the 2013 legislative session with a new representative in charge.
Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) sounded Monday like he wasn't sold on Governor Mike Pence's tax cut plan.
A proposal to expand the number of children eligible to receive public money to attend private school will get its first hearing Wednesday.
Republican Senator Randy Head has introduced a bill to start a pilot program to encourage preschool reading programs.
A two-year moratorium would not just delay but kill a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Road crews will create temporary patches with small stones and liquid asphalt as rising temperatures this week cause potholes.
How Indiana decides to implement the healthcare law could significantly affect farmers, who often have a hard time getting affordable insurance.
A proposal by Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis, would require school corporations ask voters to approve tax levy increases only in general elections.
One member of the Downtown Columbus Independent Restaurant Association says more retail is needed downtown.
Caucus members also say they’ll look into gun control efforts in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.
Educators and counselors say sexual assaults often happen in settings where the victim would be unlikely or unable to use a gun in self-defense.
Patrick Motl will receive $350,000 over the next three years to study what happens when neutron stars collide with one another or interact with black holes.
For every 1,000 births in Monroe County, 14 of them are to teenage mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The Columbus preschool program Governor-elect Mike Pence called a "pilot" for the state will have to scale back services next year.
University presidents who testified Wednesday tried to prove to lawmakers that their school is working to reduce the cost of college.
State Sen. Jim Banks introduced six bills that he says will reduce student's college tuition while holding universities accountable for the funds they receive.
Indiana’s average temperature was more than three degrees higher than average, making it the second hottest year since 1871.
A meteorologist from the National Weather Service predicts the combination of rain and melting snow could cause minor flooding in some parts of the state.
Lawmakers say they are not likely to push legislation requiring first-time DUI offenders to use an ignition interlock device.
IU Health officials say nearly 200 employees will leave the company in protest of a requirement to get a flu shot.
Nearly two-thirds of Indiana jobs in the next decade will require education beyond a high school diploma.
The head of the state’s assessor’s association says a change in the state’s overall assessment process may be partly to blame.
Lubbers says it will take a joint effort from students, the state and its colleges and universities to meets the needs of a changing workforce.
Governor-elect Mike Pence announced Thursday he was appointing two people to hold the offices instead of one, which was the case under governor Mitch Daniels.
State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) says state funding and student loans are two of the key higher education issues to be discussed during this session.
Ball State University officials say the formula favors large campuses, but Indiana University officials support the funding model.
Five more people have died in Indiana from the flu. Two of those were in long term care facilities.
White Construction has been chosen to complete construction on Section 4 of I-69.
Indiana‘s commercial real estate sector is performing better than it has since the recession.
The trial uses robotic surgery along with a glowing, green dye to light up cancerous cells on lymph nodes.
Many changes needed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act will be difficult to implement due to the age of the structures.
StateImpact Indiana reporter Kyle Stokes and Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltzberg speak with McRobbie about education policy and issues affecting the university.
The state superintendent starts his new job as Florida Commissioner of Education on Monday.
Democratic representatives proposed a moratorium on divisive social issues, but the Republican supermajority says it will not give such a promise.
David Orentlicher says Indiana should expand Medicaid because the federal government would bear most of the cost.
IU President Michael McRobbie worries federal budget cuts could put a strain on universities relying on research funding.
The Indiana State Department of Health will require all schoolchildren to get two chickenpox vaccinations.
John Walker Lindh, who is being held in a federal prison in Terre Haute, has won a lawsuit for rights to daily group prayer.
Founder Shannon Watts says politicians need to take action to address gun violence, especially in the wake of recent mass shootings.
Legislators are still trying to match their own agenda with governor-elect Mike Pence as they prepare for him to take office Monday.
Officials toured several Indianapolis areas including the Brownfield remediation and the Indy Cultural Trail.
Two pieces of legislation are aimed at getting servicemembers back to work.
Landowners who oppose an annexation on the southeast side of Kokomo are drafting a petition to stop the measure.
Mike Pence will assume the position of Indiana's 50th governor on Monday.
More than a year after election, Frankfort residents are satisfied with the way Mayor Chris McBarnes is running the city.
Governor Mike Pence, Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and Attorney General Greg Zoeller were sworn in Monday.
Glenda Ritz took office as Indiana's state superintendent Monday.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller was sworn in Monday along with Gov. Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann.
Mayors around the state say a mass transit plan in Central Indiana could increase the taxing authority of local governmental bodies.
The National Weather Service says Indiana has received nearly four inches of rain since the beginning of the year, with almost all of that over the weekend.
State legislative leaders say their meeting Monday with Governor Mike Pence was short on specifics but laid a good foundation for work ahead.
More seniors appear to be dying this year from the flu.
New “REPA II” teacher licensing rules allow anyone with a bachelor’s degree and a 3.0 GPA to earn a teaching certification.
The legislature passed the ban last year, but police say they have had a hard time enforcing it.
The Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination has asked lawmakers to avoid adding a same-sex marriage ban to the Indiana constitution.
However, farmers say the smaller tax burden would encourage them to buy newer equipment.
A budget proposed by Gov. Mike Pence gives higher education institutions a one percent funding increase, with funding based on performance the following year.
Pence included the tax cut in his budget proposal Tuesday, but legislators say they still do not know if they will support it.
Smiley stopped by Indiana University Tuesday for a segment of his 'Poverty Tour' panel discussions.
Mitch Daniels says his plans for his first few weeks on the job at Purdue University are to learn more about key issues the university is facing.
During a stop at ThyssenKrupp Presta in Terre Haute, Sen. Joe Donnelly says he is working to pass a bill that would allocate funds to job training.
The Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would remove Indiana from the list of 46 states who have adopted the standards.
Tuesday's game was one of their lowest scoring games of the season for the Hoosiers.
The proposed bill would create a state-run healthcare exchange, and expand the state’s Medicaid program to add as many as 400,000 Hoosiers.
After his first cabinet meeting, Gov. Mike Pence said he still had not made a decision on who would lead the Department of Child Services.
The complaint was filed against the Massachusetts company linked to tainted steroids that caused a nationwide meningitis outbreak.
A proposal going before the Bloomington city council would virtually eliminate free parking from the downtown retail district.
A shop owner in Bloomington says gun sales have doubled each week since the Newtown shooting.
Activists gathered in Indianapolis Wednesday in favor of a bill that would withdraw the state from the Common Core academic standards.
If two Republican county councilors drawn into the same district decided to run for reelection, they would face each another in 2014.
IU Health Bloomington Hospital will implement a voluntary visitor restriction policy due to the increasing number of flu-like illnesses in the community.
The law seeks to prevent water pollution from fertilizer runoff.
The team, which has not been named, will begin playing at IUPUI‘s Michael Carroll Stadium in 2014.
If Indiana stops using the Common Core, it would be the first to do so of the 46 states that have already signed on.
The bill passed unanimously but is expected to face greater obstacles when it is heard on the House floor.
The legislation would provide grant money for children whose families' incomes are at 185 percent of the poverty level or less to go to preschool.
IU Health Bloomington Hospital is one of several hospitals in the state implementing visitation restrictions because of the flu.
The council would encourage the education of more students in the manufacturing sector.
Gov. Mike Pence named Debra Minott head of Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration and Gina Sheets leader of the State Department of Agriculture.
A federal court says the challenge against the law was not an issue of constitutionality.
Speaker Brian Bosma says the differences are emblematic of House and Senate leaders‘ real problem with Pence‘s proposed 10-percent tax cut.
Some school corporations may be caught in a financial limbo by discussions at the Statehouse.
While some property owners have seen their property value assessments rising, the statewide trends had remained relatively stable.
A study in the journal Nature says millions of acres of marginal farmland in the Midwest could be used to produce liquid fuels made from plant material.
Indiana's unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, likely because of more people entering the workforce.
Rockville Elementary School received a D from the state last year, so it must work with the Department of Education to develop a school improvement plan.
Protesters say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case allowed special interest groups to sway last year's Senate race.
Lawmakers agree on the need for more technical and vocational education options but disagree on how to implement them.
The flu season has affected people earlier than normal this year, and the homless often do not have good access to healthcare to combat the illness.
The Martin Luther King Day celebration theme for 2013 is making a career of humanity.
Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) says the bill could reduce meth production, but other legislators say similar proposals in other states have not worked.
Newly-elected state superintendent Glenda Ritz took the oath of office at the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday.
Columbus has purchased 55 Automated External Defibrillators to be installed in patrol cars next month.
State legislators have decided not to create a statewide healthcare exchange but are considering a Medicaid expansion.
A wind chill advisory will take effect at 8 p.m. tonight through 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Indiana has been working for decades to bring the river otter population back to the state, but the otters are starting to create some problems for landowners.
The Putnam County airport is trying to renovate its runway and is asking county residents to pay $5 to sponsor one foot of tarmac.
President Obama began his second term with an unapologetically liberal inaugural address, NPR reports.
Meteorologists say springs are generally becoming wetter and summers are becoming drier.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Commissioner Dennis Laffoon said the day holds an important message that should extend beyond the night’s celebration.
The governor will likely advocate for the budget he outlined last week, including a 10 percent tax cut.
The delay gives everyone involved extra time to start up the buses and let them run for about 30 minutes and take care of any problems.
Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to give his first State of the State speech at 7 p.m., followed by both a Democratic and a Republican response.
Ball State University will not renew its contract with seven schools in Gary, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Richmond for the 2013-14 academic year.
In Daviess and Pike counties, State Road 257 from U.S. Route 50 to State Road 356 is now open.
The Tivoli Theater has been undergoing renovations for nearly a year.
Lawmakers say the bill would help curb methamphetamine production.
The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce says the city needs to create a more comprehensive parking plan before it installs meters.
Governor Mike Pence made a case for a 10 percent income tax cut, even as some GOP leaders have said the state should spend more of its surplus.
Indiana is ranked as one of the top five states in the life sciences industry with a workforce of 55,000 people according to new data.
Monroe County Community School Corporation schools will start Aug. 7 in 2013 and Aug. 4 in 2014.
The announcement is expected to include an expansion of the Center on Congress, housed at Indiana University.
A federal appeals court has ordered an immediate injunction against Indiana's law that bans sex offenders from using social networking sites.
Several of the charter schools that received non-renewal notices from sponsor Ball State University on Tuesday plan to appeal the decision.
The House passed the bill that extends the federal debt limit by a vote of 285-144. Only one of Indiana's representatives voted against it.
One bills ban abortions based on the fetus' characteristics, and another requires providers to give women considering an abortion information packets.
A bill in the state legislature seeks to raise funds for construction of a visitor and learning center at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area.
The bill adds mobile gaming devices to off-track betting sites, eliminates taxes on free-play coupons and allows live-dealer games in racetrack casinos.
The chief justice says the value of technology lies in manages court information across the state and connecting courts to other government agencies.
The bill sets aside $10 million in a grant fund to help schools find the money for a security coordinator.
This year's deaths have significantly outpaced recent years.
State Republicans are lukewarm on the governor’s proposal, preferring allocate more than $300 million to education.
Karen Pence had her gall bladder removed at a St. Vincent Hospital outpatient surgery center on the north side of Indianapolis.
House Speaker Brian Bosma and House Minority Leader Scott Pelath are sponsoring a bill to bring together Indiana’s education and workforce development sectors.
One political science professor says studies have shown most governors do not benefit politically by cutting taxes.
Richard Lugar will serve as a distinguished scholar at IU’s School of Global and International Studies.
Female soldiers in Indiana say they see opportunities in the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving as combat troops.
As the first Democrat in nearly four decades to become state superintendent, Ritz must navigate the tricky politics of the GOP-controlled statehouse.
Governor Mike Pence wants to use surplus dollars to fund transportation projects, but Senate leaders want a more permanent solution.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says the more serious opposition to the bill is likely to center on its fiscal impact.
The company is buying 47 new Embraer E175 planes as part of the deal.
This week on Noon Edition, we'll talk with local law enforcement, gun sellers, and experts about the challenges involved with regulating firearms.
Some lawmakers worry the beginning of the session will foster more cooperation than the end.
While the governor and the state superintendent differ on the specifics of career education, they agree it should be a priority.
Gun control advocates have pushed for requiring background checks, but gun owners say private sales are protected under the Second Amendment.
The U.S. Postal Service is hiring hundreds of letter carriers, but they will be temporary jobs.
Putnam County Airport is looking to the community to contribute funds to help repave and remodel the runways.
Governor Mike Pence pushed his budget in his first State of the State address, but legislators are not on board with all his ideas.
Moonshine production was prevalent from the 1850s through the 1960s, but few people are making it today and stories may soon be all that is left.
Gov. Mike Pence is one of several Indiana governors seeking tax cuts in their states.
Indiana union membership dropped 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, but union leaders say right to work is not the cause.
Gov. Mike Pence is calling for $37.9 million in “repair and rehabilitation” for Indiana’s seven state universities.
This summer, Indiana will begin collecting a 7 percent sales tax on products bought from online retailers, a cost that will likely be passed on to consumers.
MCCSC is reviewing its policy that outlines rules for school-sponsored student publications and productions.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says he might use $2.8 million in tax revenue to upgrade rundown neighborhoods.
A House committee will vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow Marion and Hamilton County voters to decide whether to raise local income taxes.
Non-school sponsored athletic facilities are conducting clinics for students and trying to influence them to attend a school where they are coaching.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said the money will go to support the Capital Improvement Budget and to offset the cost of public safety.
Department of Education officials last week urged local educators to provide more opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in sports.
Emerald ash borers have killed more than 100 million trees in the U.S., and that correlates to a rise in human deaths, a new study finds.
The group marched from the Shalom Center to the Herald-Times to protest citations given to homeless people last week.
The city of Bloomington has issued a boil water advisory for the area near Fairwood Terrace Neighborhood.
The bill, which would tighten the amount of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine Hoosiers could buy annually, is headed to the state Senate.
Bloomington and Ivy Tech leaders are launching an initiative to give entrepreneurs more technology and training.
Snow showers will be possible across portions of the region late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening.
A Senate committee has approved a bill to suspend merchant retail licenses for one year if they are caught selling the drugs.
One state lawmaker thinks it is time to ban fake Twitter and other social media accounts involving teachers and other school employees.
Some parents and teachers say the new English language arts and math standards for the Common Core are not as strong as what Indiana had before.
The bill would encourage schools to teach financial literacy skills such as investing, balancing a checkbook and applying for loans.
Most of the damage was concentrated in Greene County.
The plans include adding silver and brass-colored panels to the building's exterior.
Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura will be the third person to head the Department of Child Services within the past seven months.
A new law allows businesses to pass on credit card fees to their customers, but many say they're too worried they'd lose business if they did.
Special education advocates urged state lawmakers Wednesday to adopt formal rules governing the use of seclusion and restraint in schools.
The Hoosiers trampled the Boilermakers with a final score of 97-60.
The IU Health Center is out of flu shots, but most other providers in Monroe county still have the vaccine.
Purdue researchers have developed new helmet technology that would massively decrease the shock to the brain resulting from on-field impact.
The first touched down near Elizabeth in Harrison County, and the second twister landed near West Baden Springs in Orange County.
Teachers have been tasked with explaining key changes of the new Common Core standards not just to students but to parents.
Republican lawmakers are wary about trying to pass a state constitutional amendment because the Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on a similar case this year.
There are several sizeable cracks in the asphalt just south of the Patoka River Bridge on the Pike/Gibson County Line.
The Commission on Children's Issues would oversee Indiana's 31 boards, commissions, committees and agencies that deal with children.
A partnership between Fairview Elementary and Ivy Tech where students learn through art is expanding to preschool students next fall.
Elected officials, along with members of the clergy and a dozen local couples, took a symbolic stand against Indiana’s gay marriage ban Thursday night.
A city councilman is pushing to incorporate one neighborhood’s private wells into the city’s water system because residents are afraid of water contamination.
A massive chain reaction crash involving 35 to 40 vehicles stalled traffic on I-70 near State Road 267 in Hendricks County.
This week on Noon Edition, we sit down with women who have served in the military to talk about their views on serving in combat roles.
City Council President Darryl Neher and Mayor Mark Kruzan say they would like more time to consider the plan that would implement metered parking downtown.
Scott Pelath says Mike Pence needs to provide a more detailed vision on job creation.
Some early education experts argue 5- and 6-year-olds are too young to master the skills required by Common Core standards.
Governor Mike Pence chose a new head for the Department of Child Services, and the Senate committee considered tightening the ban on synthetic drugs.
1,437 meth labs were uncovered by law enforcement in 2011, an increase from the 1,395 labs found in 2010.
Residents of the Near West Side neighborhood say the expansion of a solid waste facility could have lastly negative effects.
The IU Hoosiers (#3) take on the University of Michigan Wolverines (#1) Saturday at 9 p.m.
The IU Hoosiers have defeated the Michigan Wolverines in one of the most anticipated games of the year.
The state House of Representatives will have its first-ever committee hearing on Sunday alcohol sales this week.
A report suggests that the state's new tax structure might hurt middle to low income groups.
Indiana University is digitizing its archives of the Athenian Society--one of its oldest student organizations.
A Department of Education ruling says schools must accommodate students with disabilities in sports programs but does not provide additional funding to do so.
Because of Indiana’s transition to new academic standards, teachers are incorporating nonfiction into their curriculum to prepare students for state tests.
The bill would allow 12- to 14-year-olds to referee soccer games after the Indiana Department of Labor ruled the practice violated child labor laws.
The Hoosiers have risen to the top of the polls again after defeating No. 1 Michigan.
The partnership aims to reduce unemployment insurance fraud.
Ilham Tohti was slated to be a visiting IU professor before he was detained by Chinese officials while trying to fly from Beijing to the United States.
Members of the House of Representatives have complained Amazon negotiated a two-year grace period, then cut deals with other states that take effect sooner.
A Republican state senator wants each state agency to set aside 10 percent of its contracts each year for veteran-owned small businesses.
Brian Vargus says Republican Caucus leadership may be experiencing a "shift" on some social issues, including the proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
The Kokomo Farmers' Market is expanding to two locations beginning this spring.
The bill would loosen the income requirements for families seeking vouchers to send their children to private schools.
The State Board of Education will consider Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s petition to assume control of the four IPS takeover schools Wednesday.
The Chamber of Commerce does not condemn the idea of metering more spots downtown but says the city should move forward slowly with its parking plans.
New policies adopted by MCCSC teaches educators what 'cool down' method works best for students.
Rising summer temperatures in the Midwest could push the Indiana bat to cooler climates in the Eastern United States, a study predicts.
The nonprofit watchdog group Law School Transparency has been critical of law schools that advertise the potential success of graduates.
State lawmakers push a bill making background checks tougher for teachers.
The legislation would allow local school boards to hire a superintendent who does not hold a superintendent’s license or a teacher’s license.
Indiana Farm Bureau has been lobbying for a formula that would compare soil productivity to a state average and leave management practices out of the equation.
January revenues were higher than predicted, but sales tax revenues are falling short of predictions for this fiscal year.
The Vigo County Sheriff has announced a plan to add 10 police officers to county's rural schools.
Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for someone to create a fake social media profile of a teacher.
The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to hand over four takeover schools to the office of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.
Advocates against Sunday sales say deregulation would hurt small liquor stores.
State lawmakers say they are trying to create a more organized and consistent way to regulate specialty license plates.
Coach Kevin Wilson expressed his excitment Wednesday after the Hoosier football team signed 22 new players for the 2013 season.
United States Postal Service officials are planning to reduce mail delivery due to other competition and lack of government support.
The city has lost over $24 million in projected property tax collections in the last four years.
Senator Jim Banks to introduced a bill to let regional campuses offer their own degree programs.
Homeowners, schools and businesses will do earthquake preparedness drills Thursday across Indiana and the Midwest at 10 a.m.
Numbers from Ball State University show the state's bus ridership could more than double in the next 20 years.
The state superintendent says she wants to talk more about a set of nationally-crafted academic standards Indiana is already rolling out in some classrooms.
Republican lawmakers said Thursday they would not vote this session on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Bloomington business leaders meeting Thursday with Mike Pence say the governor should do more to include IT companies in his jobs plan.
Duke Bennett estimates the clinic will cost about $200,000 up front but will save the city money in the long run.
Senator Joe Donnelly wants to allocate more federal funding to programs that train people in fields with the highest demand.
Kevin Ford, a University of Notre Dame alum, participated in a question and answer session Thursday while in the U.S. Space Station.
Illinois' Tyler Griffey made a buzzer beating layup to upset Indiana 74-72.
The Howard County Historical Society has completed an oral history of the Ryan White controversy that took place in the 1980s.
The district has seen enrollment decline by about 200 students in the past five years.
The dry weather ravaged feed supplies, sharply drove up corn and soybean prices and forced cattle producers to reduce their herds.
Indiana is one of 11 states that doesn’t provide public money for preschool, but lawmakers are considering a plan to enroll 1,000 kids in a voucher-style pilot.
Democratic lawmakers called out the GOP on Friday, saying they have to stop sidestepping the issue.
Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) says the bill will help elevate residency guidelines.
Several members of Oath Keepers carried their guns openly during a demonstration at the Indiana capitol on Friday.
After more than six decades, a soldier's funeral will be held in Brazil on Saturday.
The legislature considered bills on Sunday alcohol sales and the state's voucher program, while GOP leaders said they would not take up a ban on gay marriage.
The bill would create a federal law to allow anyone to conceal and carry a gun, regardless of state laws.
A fire has displaced more than 60 Indiana University students living at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
For the first time in nearly 600 years, a pope is resigning from his post as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
The government might shave $9,000 from student loans in exchange for 3 years of teaching specialized subjects.
Cpl. Robert Archer was killed in the 1950s during the Korean War, but his remains were just recently returned to the U.S.
Seven Indiana charter schools are in danger of closure because they are not meeting academic performance objectives.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation is hosting a public discussion 7 p.m. Monday to discuss the district's safety policies.
The AP rankings released Monday keep the IU Hoosiers in the top spot for NCAA basketball.
The Columbus Police Department is seeking ways to retain its personnel after losing several officers to neighboring police agencies.
The head of the Catholic Archdiocese in Indianapolis says he could tell Pope Benedict XVI was physically aging but insists his mind is still sharp.
The Indiana State Department of Health confirmed Monday 52 people have died from the flu, even as flu activity appears to be going down.
The bill's author says hunting and fishing rights need to be protected, but opponents worry it would limit state regulation.
The study explains how mutations interact with one another, leading to a better understanding of how human diseases change over time.
Local churches react to the Boy Scouts of America policy change proposal, which will be announced in May.
A group of supporters met over the weekend to plan a separate "traditional prom" for Sullivan High School students that would prohibit gays from attending.
MCCSC officials said they wanted parents’ input on the district’s security measures because of the Newtown shooting last December.
The federal government has given South Central Indiana a prestigious American Viticultural Area designation.
Some early education advocates are expecting a new policy proposal during the State of the Union, despite a lack of funding.
Legislation that would create the Indiana Career Council passed the Indiana House on Tuesday.
Construction on Indiana University's baseball stadium is set to be finished for the team's first home game.
State-inspected meat processing facilities in Indiana must now receive clear test results on their meat products before shipping them.
A bill still waiting for an Indiana House committee hearing would add a second circuit court judge in Owen County.
As electricity, natural gas and other alternative fuels gain in popularity, the gas tax -- a primary source of road funding -- is bringing in less money.
The city of Martinsville is using a $50,000 grant to revitalize downtown and attract more businesses and tourists.
Legislation requiring concussion education passed a Senate committee Wednesday.
The Public Policy Committee failed to meet Wednesday, thereby not voting on the measure.
The Senate Education Committee amended a proposal to withdraw Indiana from the Common Core. The state will continue to follow the new standards pending review.
Members of Owen County’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend approval of the Owen Valley Winery’s downtown tasting room.
They propose instead to continue using the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Indiana Republicans take issue with President Obama's stance on financial reform in Tuesday's State of the Union.
The No.1 Hoosiers beat Nebraska on Wednesday with Cody Zeller leading the team in scoring.
Indiana stands to get over $16 million to fund services and programs to assist victims of domestic violence.
A parade of citizens and business owners filled the committee‘s final preliminary hearing, to echo arguments for slashing income tax by 10 percent.
Thirty to 40 part-time employees are facing the prospect of limited work hours because the county does not want to pay for their health care.
It is not clear the seven Ball State charters slated for closure are the best in their neighborhoods. But some parents say they had nowhere better to go.
The bill would allocate $5 million in tax revenue each year for the next 20 years to renovate the speedway.
The Senate President Pro Tem David Long is seeking to cap federal spending through a U.S. constitutional amendment.
The bill provides up to $50,000 to each school district for additional school resource officers.
Foresters say some tree species may never return the strength they had before the 2012 drought.
The Kokomo-Center Consolidated School Corporation says the system will help it better track the buses and encourage students to do more homework.
The Rockport plant would take coal and process it into various substances, including synthetic natural gas, which burns just like traditional natural gas.
A bill, which has passed out of a Senate committee, would make it illegal to take photographs or video in a private businesses without the owners’ permission.
Sensors pick up 25 to 30 small events every day but those are usually associated with blasting at rock quarries and surface mines around the state and region.
House Republicans unveiled a budget Friday that spends significantly more than Governor Pence has proposed.
The US Airways, American Airlines merger will create the third largest airlines in terms of passengers at the Indianapolis airport.
The House Republicans' budget does not include the governor's desired tax cuts, but House Democrats want there to be a vote on the proposal.
Scattered heavy snow showers expected through late afternoon.
The House budget unveiled Friday would restore K-12 education funding above 2010 levels.
The bill passed almost exclusively along party lines, with only two Democrats crossing the aisle to vote for the pay freeze.
Indiana University Trustees voted for the increase to cover building renovation costs.
National think tanks say the Common Core could cost Indiana between $68 million and $238 million.
The budget proposed Friday does not include money for Medicaid expansion in Indiana.
Johnson County officials are looking for new ways to attract people to county parks.
Legislators considered a state constitutional amendment on hunting and fishing and a bill creating the Indiana Career Council and debated expanding Medicaid.
State Health Department officials are still urging Hoosiers to take precautions against the flu.
With home court advantage, the IU Hoosiers beat their rival by more than 25 points for the second time this season.
Sandborn resident Vernon Bowman is charged with planting Monsanto's patented seeds.
Greg Porter (D-Indianapolis) has authored a bill that addresses bullying in schools across the state.
Sentencing Commission report shows black men receive up to 19.5 percent longer terms than white males.
The two EMTS workers were driving on Senate Street in Indianapolis when they were struck by a driver.
Several Indiana homeowners have been forced to pay for flood insurance since the state's floodplain maps were redrawn.
The committee approved Monday the Republican budget proposal, which includes increased funding for infrastructure and K-12 education.
Coaches say the decision could keep younger athletes from joining the sport, but a former gold medalist explains the decision was a long time coming.
The House GOP proposal calls for a nearly $344 million increase in general funding for K-12 education. Pence’s proposed budget calls for $263 million.
Even though the county saw a large percentage increase, only 77 sales were complete or pending at the end of the month, up from 41 last January.
Wishard-Eskenazi Health and Community Health Network are seeking to reduce duplicate services.
Rep. Ed DeLaney's proposal would have expanded Medicaid if the federal government did not approve the state's request to use the Healthy Indiana Plan.
The bill that would allocate money for low-income children to attend preschool passed by an overwhelming majority.
A new proposal is going through Congress that could require all cars sold by Sept. 1, 2014 to have electronic data recorders.
Instead of the two-year phase-in Governor Pence proposes, a new plan would phase it in over four years.
Monroe County resident John Talbott must pay for flood insurance because architectural renderings were not followed when building his house.
The budget spearheaded by House Republicans passed the Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday along party lines.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved a $30 billion budget Tuesday that includes $57 million in “repair and rehabilitation” aid for the state’s colleges.
Johan Bollen's software aims to predict the stock market using Twitter feeds.
The bug was recently found on the ISU campus, but university officials say they have a plan combat the ash borer.
Carter Road will close just east of the Monroe/Greene county line. Cul-de-sacs will be constructed through construction where crossroads meet up with Carter Rd.
During her state of the campus address, IU Provost Lauren Robel said she would recommend the merger of four schools.
The IU Hoosiers defeated No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday, pulling ahead in the last minute of the game.
Look-alikes are substances similar to already banned drugs, but do not necessarily contain anything on the state’s list of banned compounds.
The Speedway might pocket up to $5 million a year in sales, income and corporate taxes collected within the Speedway property.
Vernon Bowman used seeds from crops he grew at his Southwest Indiana farm, but those seeds were patented by Monsanto, a company that quickly sued Bowman.
Wayne Township schools have developed its own teacher evaluation system to comply with state law.
The legislation requires offenders to serve more jail time but also reduces penalties for lower-level felonies.
The bill would also mandate clinics distributing abortion-inducing drugs have the same facilities as surgical abortion centers.
INDOT is closing Carter Road on the southwest side of Monroe County beginning Monday, but some residents say they did not receive enough advanced warning.
Three large sections of land that are owned by the county but within city limits will probably not be included when the city plans for further annexation.
The trafficking of children for sexual purposes is a greater problem in Indiana than Hoosiers might think.
The Senate Education Committee has voted to restore the lower in-state rate for students who were already enrolled in state universities.
Indiana may become the fourth state in the country to adopt a so-called “pole-tax,” a cover charge imposed on strip-club patrons.
Members of both parties are uniting behind a single message: the current school accountability system does not make sense.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect from 7 this evening to 10 a.m. Friday.
The 2012 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher shows only 39 percent of teachers told the MetLife Foundation they were “very satisfied” with their jobs.
Each of the county's 27 trucks has been assigned to its own 28-mile route.
The Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military pilots, say there are too few African-American pilots in the commercial aviation industry.
But IU-Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel says the move is a step forward for the university.
Democrats wanted a vote on a 10-percent income tax cut Governor Mike Pence proposed on the campaign trail.
Indiana University says it plans to double the number of women in its tech fields.
The bill targeting education standards in 45 states has been temporarily put aside.
A majority House vote ended the Democrat budget proposal aimed at K-12 funding and progressive tax cut.
The Indiana National Guard may have to lay off or put some employees on furlough if national budget cuts take effect March 1.
Groundwater from a contaminated site will have to be pumped out and treated for about 30 more years to remove chemicals.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance program is made available to workers who are displaced due to foreign imports or shifts in production out of the country.
Poaching has increased 6.5 percent in the past year, according to Department of Natural Resources statistics.
Most schools say they try to work with teachers who are not meeting standards to identify why they are underperforming.
House Republicans and Governor Mike Pence have not seen eye-to-eye on a proposed 10-percent income tax cut.
Crinoid fossils from 350 million years ago have been found to contain intact biological chemicals.
Legislators considered the budget, a bill that would fund preschool programs and another measure that requires ultrasounds before drug-induced abortions.
Bedford North Lawrence High School’s girls’ basketball enters Saturday’s semi-state with a perfect record.
In the face of budget cuts, smaller airports may lose their 24 hour control towers.
Greene County hopes to pass an ordinance which would clean up abandoned homes
The study found BCHE, a gene linked to memory loss, in living subjects.
Senator Mike Delph (R-Carmel) is proposing to reward high-performing schools with fewer state regulations.
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says she is in discussions with lawmakers about key education issues up for discussion this session.
Scientists looked at how potential climate change scenarios could affect crop production, human health and the global economy, among other things.
The bill's author says it is intended to 'help people help themselves,' but opponents call it offensive.
Teacher Wes Upton received high marks on his evaluation, but the ninth grade social studies teacher still sees room for improvement.
If Congress does not reach a budget deal by March 1, several programs in Indiana could be cut, the White House warns.
The bill still requires women seeking drug-induced abortions to get a have an ultrasound before taking RU-486.
Opponents and supporters of the legislation say a lot of work is still needed before the bill is ready for the governor’s signature.
Rural Jennings County has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state.
The budget contains increased K-12 education funding, permanent infrastructure funding, and pays down some of the state’s debt.
If federal spending cuts take place Friday, Bloomington’s Middle Way House may be shuttered until a federal budget deal is reached.
Indiana will see cuts to its Head Start programs, but students will still attend class for the time being.
House Speaker Brian Bosma says he anticipates amendments to a bill that eases regulations on the gaming industry.
Sixteen 16- and 17-year-olds died in driving accidents in the first six months of 2012, compared with only three the previous year.
Sen. Carlin Yoder wanted to work with a House bill, but that bill failed to pass.
The Indiana Senate has voted in favor of a convention to consider constitutional amendments that would rein in federal spending.
Indianapolis Air Show announced Tuesday it would cancel this year's show, fearing budget cuts from the federal sequestration.
Monroe County officials acknowledge there are problems, but there is widespread disagreement about solutions.
The Senate approved a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before a drug-induced abortion.
The bill would require the state regulatory commission to look at the contract again if the state Supreme Court does not uphold it.
IU came up short against the University of Minnesota, making Tuesday's game the fourth time the Hoosiers have lost to an unranked team.
A bill headed to the House would divert some of the revenue earmarked for local entities, and send it back to the casinos.
The bill directs the state to continue negotiations with the federal government, seeking a way to compromise on Medicaid expansion.
Indiana National Guard personnel are bracing for what could be a $7 million pay cut.
Statistics show 17 percent of high-school-aged girls in Indiana have been raped, most often by a family member or trusted adult.
Administrators in Indianapolis' Wayne Township are spending about half of their time in classrooms rather than in their offices.
The groups say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not accurately assess the environmental impacts of filling in waterways to build I-69.
Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) says he wants more flexibility in where cuts must happen, while Governor Mike Pence says the state is planning where to cut.
The first bill the governor signed into law prevents a $57 million in farm property tax increase.
Indiana Department of Workforce Development says it must stop distributing federal unemployment benefits because of uncertainty surrounding sequestration.
Governor Mike Pence says he is not pursuing healthcare expansion under the Affordable Care Act through the Medicaid program.
The city of Kokomo hopes to add curbside recycling by the end of the year and pay for it in part by lessening payments for trash hauling.
House GOP leadership left the governor’s tax cut out of their budget entirely and rejected an attempt by Democrats to amend it into the bill.
Republican leaders say uncertainty about the financial burden placed on the state by Medicaid expansion likely eliminates that option.
Chrysler officials announced they will also build a new plant in Tipton County.
Join WTIU and WFIU tonight during the live premiere of Shadows of Innocence: Sexual Assault Among Indiana's Youth.
The Department of Workforce Development announced yesterday it would suspend unemployment benefits, then reversed that decision later in the day.
If it had not been reauthorized, many women's groups were worried facilities that help women and men facing the threat of domestic violence could be closed.
Hostess bread brands were auctioned off on Wednesday as a part of the company's liquidation of assets.
Legislators already differ on whether the bill amounts to an expansion of gambling.
The multi-million dollar trail will provide a new recreation space for Brown County residents and visitors.
While Hendricks County saw home sales rise significantly, Brown County saw sales drop during the same period.
U.S. Attorney's Office says budget cuts of between 5 percent and 8 percent means prosecutors will likely be furloughed without pay roughly two days per month.
Supporters of Indiana's fledgling school voucher initiative say expansion needs to not just fill slots but to create new seats at the state's private schools.
A White House report outlines specific cuts that would likely be made in Indiana, but state agencies are still trying to determine how they will be implemented.
Indiana lawmakers say making the state’s higher education scholarship programs easier to understand and use will help increase graduation rates.
President Mitch Daniels announced Friday his intentions to freeze tuition and most fees at current levels for the next two years.
The No. 1 ranked Hoosiers will face the University of Iowa on Saturday at Assembly Hall.
Some work study positions will disappear at Indiana University campuses, but the school’s flagship may be spared.
The Department of Workforce Development announced Friday it would distribute full unemployment checks until March 30, then start cutting them by 10 percent.
At the Statehouse, the House passed a budget and a bill overhauling the state's criminal code. The Senate passed legislation regulating drug-induced abortions.
The 812 area code for Southern Indiana is set to run out of numbers by 2015.
The Brown County School Corporation has sent questionnaires out to parents to gather input on a way to tackle the district's general fund deficit.
The Indiana Hoosiers beat the University of Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday for the second time this season.
The Bedford North Lawrence girls basketball team defeated the Fort Wayne South Side Archers on Saturday 54-51 to become the state champions.
The Indiana Hoosiers claimed a share in their first Big Ten Title on Sunday as they lead the conference by two wins.
Several buildings in Henryville have been restored, but much work still needs to be done.
The ERASER committee has been proposed to replace an older licensing evaluation body.
The Indiana Senate is considering this week legislation overhauling the state's criminal code after the House passed the bill.
Ian McIntosh and a team of researchers are trying to find out how the thousand-year-old copper coins ended up in Australia.
A provision in the voucher law allows families of students not already attending public schools to circumvent a one-year public school requirement.
A state climatologist says warm temperatures and day-long rains have helped the ground recover from last year's drought.
The Hoosiers secured a share in the Big Ten Championship this weekend, but they still have several hurdles to overcome.
On March 27, the federal budget expires and money for most federal programs, including every education program, stops flowing.
Purdue University announced last week it would freeze tuition for two years, but IU says it will make decisions based on its own needs.
The Indianapolis Art Museum said Monday it needed to cut the jobs so it could rely more on donated and earned revenue for its operating expenses.
A winter storm advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Kokomo Police Department officers have begun training for the Mounted Patrol Unit, which will be used for special events.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced Monday the newly created Office of Defense Development would be located in Bloomington.
Officials say the state should be able to absorb the cuts because it is in good fiscal condition.
Proposed Indiana Works Councils would retool vocational education with the goal of creating a better-trained workforce.
James Conwell has most recently worked as Vice President of Jacobs Engineering Group, a leading global company for engineering and technical services.
Skeptics of massive open online courses point to the large numbers of students who drop the course before it is over.
National Lampoon also filed suit against attorney John Tompkins, and others, who helped wire the money.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow and sleet will cause travel difficulties and limited visibilities.
Evans says he grew tired of the "shenanigans" in the Marion County Democratic Party.
The detailed images the microscope produces are more than just pretty pictures. They could also be key to future scientific discoveries.
Officials did not know about a deadline to sign onto an amicus brief encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Harsh weather did not stop dedicated IU fans from trying to get the best seats for the Hoosiers' last home game.
Ohio State University beat the Indiana University men's basketball team Tuesday, but the Hoosiers still win a share in the Big Ten Championship.
The Dow hit a record high Tuesday, even though experts say investors have given up on the possibility that Congress and President Obama can compromise.
The city of Franklin appears to be following Columbus' lead in finding more money to pay for equipment.
Some criminals receive social or drug rehabilitation services in county jails, but many others are referred to outside facilities during their incarceration.
The South Central Housing Network is leading efforts to craft a regional plan to address the state of homelessness in the area.
Last year, more combat troops took their own life than died in combat in Afghanistan.
Officials hope the dog will help crack down on illegal drug traffic in the city.
Both parties are pointing fingers when it comes to federal budget cuts, but IU professor Margie Hershey says Republicans are likely to get more of the blame.
Proposed legislation would impose a yearly cap that limits how much ephedrine and pseudoephedrine a person can purchase.
Empty and dilapidated Martinsville businesses will apply for grant funding aimed as restoring the city’s downtown.
Veterans may find it easier to go back to school under a bill working its way through the General Assembly.
A variety of public meetings will be held on the topic across the state.
But Dr. Peggy Hinckley hopes to be more than just a placeholder for the next occupant of the central office.
The measure would provide at least $10 million in matching grant money for Indiana schools to hire more school resource officers.
Americans for Prosperity will air TV ads in support of a tax cut even GOP lawmakers have expressed skepticism about.
Scott Pelath evaluated the House GOP on putting the middle class first, reinforcing traditional public schools and taking a break from divisive social issues.
The teacher who ran the program outside the school system for the last nine years is leaving.
The group flaunted its First Amendment rights by reading banned books from Dr. Seuss, Kurt Vonnegut and others.
The Senate Appropriations Committee got its first official look at the budget bill Thursday.
Messages written in chalk started in front of the IU chemistry building and ended at the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
Residents say they would rather have two different area codes in the same region, than force some Hoosiers to get new phone numbers.
Some Indiana control towers will be closing due to pre-sequester cuts.
Voters in seven Indiana communities will go to the polls in May to decide whether they will raise their own property taxes to raise money for schools.
In 2012, 34 percent of juvenile offenders were rearrested within three years, compared to 39.2 percent in 2010.
Two recently published studies suggest Indiana’s economy may remain strong despite sequestration.
Ranking minority leaders say they agree with most of the Republican budget but would still like some changes to be made.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard called for a ban on panhandling during his State of the City address on Friday.
Construction began Friday behind the home of long-time I-69 detractors Thomas and Sandra Tokarski
Indiana legislators debated the state's budget and whether to restrict purchase of cold medications used for methamphetamine.
Ritz found support from the crowd about changing school testing in Indiana.
More than 15,000 eligible claims were not filed, meaning some residents may have missed out on money which legally was theirs.
IU is the top seed heading into this week’s Big Ten Conference Tournament at the United Center in Chicago.
Opponents say the public relies on whistleblower activity to promote regulation.
The GED Testing Service will administer a new, harder exam starting on January 1, 2014.
Vectren says it‘s a sign that more people are finding work, and it‘s also due to low natural gas prices.
The Office of Defense Development will be located in Bloomington.
Democrats say Republicans need to stay true to their pledge and slow down on passing more sweeping education changes.
One scholar at a think tank that generally supports the increased testing says it’s time to address the claims of the “typical anti-test crowd” head-on.
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with fifty or more employees will need to provide health insurance to those working more than 30 hours per week.