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Indiana Senate Changes Proposed Hate Crime Law

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s state Senate has removed sexual orientation, gender identity, race and a list of other characteristics from a hate crimes bill. The Senate voted to add that judges can consider bias, more generally, as an

House Republicans Propose Slight Increase In School Funding

INDIANAPOLIS  — Indiana House Republicans would give a slight increase in funding to Hoosier schools under a budget proposal. Gov. Eric Holcomb had proposed 2 percent increases. Democrats argue those proposals aren’t enough to adequately boost teacher

Pritzker Signs Minimum Wage Hike Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed the new law that will gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest. It was one of the new

Indiana Food Stamp Benefits To Be Split In March

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will split March food stamp benefits into two payments. This comes after moving up the distribution of February benefits because of the partial federal government shutdown. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says

Overnight Fire South Of Brazil

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. – Clay County firefighters were called to a structure fire on SR 59, about a half-mile south of the I-70 Brazil exit Monday night around 8:30 When crews arrived on scene, they found a

Indiana Celebrates National FFA Week

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 18, 2019) — National FFA Week is underway, and to celebrate, nearly 100 Indiana FFA members spent the day at the Statehouse, raising awareness and promoting the student-led organization. The members, serving as pages, were able to meet with their