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Mayor Ballard to Lead IN Pride Parade

The first time in the parade’s history that a sitting mayor has served as grand marshal.

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Loss Leader: Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Mayoral Race

Despite hauling in a record $1.4 million in contributions last year, Hogsett admits he is more nervous than he has ever been about what November may hold.

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New Ryan White Book Highlights Indiana’s Mixed Legacy of Acceptance

In some ways, the recent furor over Indiana’s RFRA echoed a heated discrimination debate from three decades ago, when the state was previously a battleground in the national culture wars.

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New Joyful Noise Recordings Compilation to Benefit Indiana LGBT-Rights Groups

“This is a very progressive city,” says Hofstetter. “We wanted to do something positive to change the bill. For bands to give something, not take it away.”

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United State of Indiana Shouts Opposition to RFRA from Rooftop

United State of Indiana flies its colors.

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Letterman on Pence & RFRA

Finally, a Mike Pence meme.

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RFRA: What You Might Have Missed

RFRA has sparked widespread outrage.

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Photos: RFRA Protest Rally at the Indiana Statehouse

On Saturday Indianapolis protestors (“thousands,” according to some estimates) marched from Monument Circle to the Statehouse. Photographer Darryl Smith was on hand to capture the rally.

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Audra McDonald Takes Gov. Mike Pence to Task

A lauded performer soon to appear in Indy took direct aim at the state’s CEO.

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Tweets of the Week: Religious Freedom Restoration Act

You can’t not have an opinion about Indiana Senate Bill 101.

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Politics: Power Plays Behind Clean Energy This Session

Indiana became the first state to enact an energy-savings plan and then slash it.

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Under the Gun: Indy’s Lost Boys

“It seems like every other day, there’s an incident,” says Vernell Miller. “Shootings happen so frequently that folks in the community develop an apathy. That’s alarming to me.”

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Under the Gun: Do Convenience-Store Clerks Need More Protection?

“We take security very seriously,” says Jay Ricker of Anderson-based Ricker Oil Co.

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Under the Gun: Drivers at One Indy Pizza Chain Pack More Than Pies

Criminals “try to prey on people they think are weak,” says Just Pizza owner Joey Davis, who claims he once had a gun pressed into his stomach on a delivery before he escaped on foot, uninjured.

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My Gun Story: The Activist

“The rhetoric of the NRA has created an extremist group terrified their guns are going to be taken away.”

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