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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 16, 2018

 

Spending time in the Department of Correction is the harshest punishment a juvenile can receive, aside from being waived into adult court.

Program Gives Kids In Juvenile Detention Lesson In Legal Rights

Since the program started in April 2017, attorneys have found at least 7 kids who didn't have an attorney when they should have.

February 16, 2018

 

Brian Sparks has served as the UDWI CEO for about the last decade.

Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ UDWI Investigation And LGBTQ Center

New allegations of the former UDWI CEO. Why some kids are ending up in the Department of Correction without having an attorney. Spencer's new LGBTQ center.

February 16, 2018

 

Tippecanoe County Deputy Prosecutor Jason Biss presents existing overdose data to the review team.

Tippecanoe Co. Forms Drug Overdose Death Research Team

Tippecanoe County is one of four in the state selected to start a data-collecting pilot program on drug overdose deaths.

February 16, 2018

 

The Indiana Statehouse

Senate Education Committee Delays School Finance Bill Vote

Some committee members say the bill too radically changes plans lawmakers approved last session.

February 16, 2018

 

A copy of the Glenco Health textbook

House Committee Hears Testimony On Sex Education Bill

Opponents of the bill say it is inconsistent next to this session's anti-bullying legislation. They say this bill would ignore LGBTQ issues.

February 15, 2018

 

Hamilton At Podium

Protesters Shut Down Hamilton’s State Of The City Address

A local Black Lives Matter group disrupted the address as the mayor talked about an armored vehicle police will start using this summer.

February 15, 2018

 

A pregnant woman

Maternal Mortality Bill Moves Forward

The proposal would create a committee to review cases and determine cause of death.

February 15, 2018

 

The bill now moves to the House for consideration.

‘Soft Skills’ Bill Moves Forward In House

Among other things, the bill creates a statewide work ethic certificate program for students.

February 15, 2018

 

gavel and law book

Federal Court Hears Appeal Of Decision On 2016 Ind. Abortion Law

A federal court heard an appeal of a judge’s decision to strike down key parts of a 2016 Indiana abortion law Thursday.

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