Legislation approved by a Senate panel Tuesday aims to bolster financial protections for active duty National Guard members and reservists.
The federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act doesn’t necessarily extend to members of the Indiana National Guard or reservists. And the Attorney General’s office made a state-level protection bill part of its agenda for the session.
The measure helps protect Guard members and reservists who’ve been on active duty for at least 30 days from foreclosures and default.
A Senate committee Tuesday easily approved legislation creating a new state I.D. that does not require a photograph. The bill is aimed at Indiana’s Amish community.
Lloyd Lambright represents a large segment of Indiana’s Amish residents. He says some of the most conservative members will still refuse to get any kind of state identification card. But he says for many, the barrier to getting an I.D. is the photograph that accompanies it.
Opponents of the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act say it’s not about religious freedom, but about legalizing discrimination. A House committee debated the issue in a hearing Monday.
Proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, say they’re worried about the government encroaching on their practice of religion. But opponents say RFRA goes much further than simply protecting religious practices; they say it will allow private citizens to discriminate because of their religious beliefs.
The Scholastic Art and Writing program is the oldest source of recognition and scholarships for teen arts in the country. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Scholastic program boasts tons of national awards and has been recognized as one of the best in the country.
But it often takes parents, teachers, and other artists working together to help young creators succeed.
WBOI’s Virginia Alvino reports on the people and program aiming to get more students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the competition.
This week on WBOI Presents, we'll take a look at last weekend's time change. Why exactly did we have to lose one hour of sleep? To help answer this and other time-related questions, we will feature a documentary from Backstory with the American History Guys called "On the Clock: A (Brief) History of Time."
In case you missed the episode or would like to hear it again, you can visit the episode's webpage here.