Local and national reactions to the Indiana leader’s announcement that a state-run media arm is coming
Via @timothygrimes: “The news of the #JustIN news service makes me happy. Not because it’s a good idea—it’s terrible. But b/c it shows you can’t parody Mike Pence”Read more
Last year, a Department of Justice survey identified it as the worst in the country for staff sexual misconduct against inmates. But officials here say the real crime is the report.
Marion County’s jail intake facility wrestles with arresting charges of sexual misconduct.Read more
U.S. House rep Larry Bucshon speaks in a House committee hearing on climate change—and reaps the host’s wrath.
Stewart, as is his wont, snarks about an exchange between Indiana’s 8th-district U.S. House rep, Larry Bucshon, and White House science advisor John Holdron.Read more
Craft beer debuts at the event this month, the latest lobbying victory in a series that has not gone unnoticed by the brewing giants.
The ultimate taste test may come soon at the State Fair. Though only Indiana breweries and wineries have been invited to participate this year, Carmichael would like to add the much-larger brands.Read more
Judge Richard L. Young wrote in his ruling, “In time, Americans will look at [it] simply as a marriage—not a same-sex marriage.”
U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young did not issue a stay on his ruling, meaning that same-sex couples can marry at will without delay.Read more
About 350 WNBA fans and gay-rights supporters stayed afterward for a courtside talk with head coach Lin Dunn, player Layshia Clarendon, and figureheads from Indiana Equality Action and Indy Pride organizations.
“When I build a team, I want diversity,” says Fever head coach Lin Dunn. “I imagine a team like a bowl of fruit: apples, peaches, pears, bananas, and some nuts. Different perspectives and different personalities. You can’t have too many nuts, though!”Read more
Outside of his home district in Northern Indiana, congressman Joseph S. Donnelly Sr. was a relative unknown—until an upset election victory over Richard Mourdock thrust him into a Senate seat and the national spotlight.
In a chamber where one party enjoys a thin majority, Indiana’s junior senator has garnered disproportionate influence as one of a handful of Democratic legislators from red and purple states who hold swing votes.Read more
For the first time ever, a quartet of notables will lead the pack in the June 14 procession.
Those 2014 Cadillac Barbie Pride Parade grand marshals include “a Bag Lady, an Indiana Fever guard, and two prominent soldiers in the battle against HJR-3.”Read more