Former WBOI host and longtime station volunteer Doug Gruber died Wednesday at the age of 77 after battling complications from several illnesses.
Gruber's distinctive voice helped shape the organization’s musical footprint and overall sound for nearly two decades.
He started as a classical music host for WBNI, but his passion for the likes of Dave Brubeck and others eventually led him to become WBOI’s jazz coordinator and host of the Saturday program “All That Jazz.”
A pilot program aimed at providing pre-kindergarten educational opportunities for low-income Hoosier kids was stripped out of a bill in a Senate committee Wednesday. The program – a major initiative of Governor Mike Pence – was replaced with a mandated study of the issue.
Proposed legislation passed overwhelmingly by the House created a framework for a preschool pilot program. It would have served about a thousand four-year-olds in five counties, with funding to kick in next year.
Westchester Medical Center recently had to reverse positions. Their decision to refuse all insurance plans available on the New York Health Insurance Exchange was met with moral outrage. As a result, they now accept one of the seven plans available.
A Senate committee Wednesday dramatically scaled back the scope of a bill creating a drug testing program for welfare recipients.
Brookville Republican Representative Jud McMillin’s bill originally required all welfare recipients to take a written pre-screening test meant to determine a likelihood of addiction. Recipients who showed that likelihood were then eligible to be randomly drug-tested – with their welfare benefits potentially at risk after several failed tests.
The proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage known as HJR-3 survived the 2014 session but not unscathed, losing its controversial second sentence. And it won’t be on the ballot this fall.
HJR-3’s second sentence, which banned civil unions, was removed by the House because of concerns it could prohibit domestic partnership benefits. The Senate opted against reinserting it. And the Senate ended debate on the issue this year Monday, passing HJR-3 32 to 17.
This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance you (or your special someone) will express your feelings through flowers. They've become so important to the holiday--for retailers and lovers alike--that a mild media panic ensued after some florists reported they might not get their Valentine bouquets out in time.
But when you express yourself with flowers, do you know what you're actually saying?
Opponents of HJR-3 are celebrating what they call a huge victory after the Senate Thursday failed to reinsert the measure’s controversial second sentence.
HJR-3 is the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. HJR-3’s second sentence, which banned civil unions, was removed by the House after concerns it would prohibit domestic partnership benefits.
Indiana State Fair officials say allowing alcohol sales at the annual Fair gives customers what they want, helps the Fair broaden its agricultural showcase and could generate more revenue.
Alcohol is sold at the State Fairgrounds 348 days out of the year – with the only exception being during the State Fair itself, which has been dry since 1946. Legislation proposed by Indianapolis Republican Senator Jim Merritt –who’s a member of the State Fair Commission – would repeal that prohibition.
Supporters of HJR-3, the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, are beginning to show up in large numbers at the Statehouse as the debate over the measure continues in the Senate.
The House passed HJR-3 two weeks ago after removing the measure’s second sentence, which would ban civil unions. Monday, it passed a Senate committee.