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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

Recent Posts by Brandon Smith

February 20, 2018

 

A police vehicle with blue lights flashing behind a silver car.

Appeals Court Rules On Challenge To Police Use Of Drug Dog

Police can use a drug dog to search your vehicle during a routine traffic stop if you voluntarily admit to past drug possession.

February 20, 2018

 

Rep. Sally Siegrist (R-West Lafayette) says she wants to make it easier to charge people with human trafficking crimes.

Bill To Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws Clears Committee

The bill's author wants to make it easier to charge people for human trafficking crimes.

February 19, 2018

 

The Indiana House chamber at the Indiana Statehouse.

Bill To Allow Students To Carry Sunscreen Heads To Governor

One of the first bills headed to the governor’s desk this session will allow Indiana students to easily carry and apply sunscreen at school.

February 19, 2018

 

Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) says her bill doesn't impact a pending lawsuit in federal court on Indiana's voter roll cleanup law.

Voter Roll Cleanup Bill Shouldn’t Impact Ongoing Lawsuit

Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) says her bill doesn't impact a pending lawsuit in federal court on Indiana's voter roll cleanup law.

February 19, 2018

 

U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, and former state Rep. Mike Braun participate in a straw poll in January. (Tyler Lake/WTIU)

GOP Senate Candidates Set For First Debate

The GOP primary's tone has been described as nasty and rancorous. Political analyst Laura Merrifield Wilson says that's unlikely to change in the debate.

February 16, 2018

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

New Crime Would Increase Drug Dealing Penalties If Buyer Dies

The bill's supporters say it's largely targeted at the emergence of drugs laced with fentanyl, which has led to a spike in overdose deaths.

February 15, 2018

 

Flexform Technologies CEO Gregg Baumbaugh displays one of the automobile interior parts his company manufactures using hemp.

Senate Panel Approves Bill To Open Up Hemp Industry In Indiana

A bill to open up the industrial hemp industry in Indiana passed a Senate panel, even as supporters face pushback from some skeptical lawmakers.

February 14, 2018

 

Boxes of beer on a grocery store shelf.

Sunday Sales Legalized Sooner Under Change In Committee

Sunday alcohol carryout sales would become legal even earlier than expected under a legislative change made in a House committee Wednesday.

February 14, 2018

 

Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) says he wants to clear up vagueness in his legislation regulating short-term rentals.

Committee Debates Potential Changes To Airbnb Bill

Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) says he wants to clear up vagueness in his legislation regulating short-term rentals.

February 13, 2018

 

Indiana can move forward with lethal injections following an Indiana Supreme Court ruling sanctioning the state's use of a new lethal injection drug.

State Supreme Court Rules On Lethal Injection Drug Lawsuit

Indiana can move forward with lethal injections following an Indiana Supreme Court ruling sanctioning the state’s use of a new lethal injection drug.

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