Right now on Indiana Newsdesk… in May residents in East Chicago learned their community had a severe lead problem. Months later and still not all residents have been able to move from their contaminated homes. Coming up how a new disaster declaration might finally send some assistance to the area.
The governor wants to make it easier for communities to establish needle exchanges. But his plan for less state involvement is facing some challenges. Chief among them, a general misunderstanding about exchanges. Just ahead, details on what the governor is proposing and how fewer restrictions still might not lead to big expansion of exchanges.
About two dozen bison are roaming a prairie in the northern part of the state. Conservationists recently brought them in. Ahead, we explain the important role they’re playing in land preservation.
Those stories, plus a round up of what happened this week at the statehouse and the latest headlines from across the state right now on Indiana Newsdesk.