A coalition of grocery stores, business and consumer groups is renewing the push to end Indiana’s ban on Sunday alcohol sales. The group says 2015 is their best chance yet.
The newly-formed Hoosiers for Sunday Sales says the push this time is different, in part because previous efforts have been joined with ending the prohibition on cold beer sales at grocery stores – an issue that’s now tied up in court.
The City of Fort Wayne invested more than $20 million in local roads and sidewalks in 2014.
Orange cones, detours, traffic jams --- while construction projects may be a nuisance on our daily commutes, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says they’re good for the city’s economic growth and quality of life. He says this year saw an unprecedented amount of neighborhood improvements, including 50 miles of street paving.
American Cancer Society officials say Indiana lawmakers should explore ways to help incentivize Hoosiers to quit smoking, a position reflected in the group’s 2015 legislative priorities.
Apart from health advocacy organizations like the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, groups such as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce are part of the fight to reduce smoking. For two years, one of the group’s legislative priorities has been eliminating the Smoker’s Bill of Rights.
Environmental groups say they’re concerned the legislature will create a watered-down statewide energy efficiency program to replace the program eliminated earlier this year.
Lawmakers voted last session to eliminate the program known as Energizing Indiana amid concerns about its rising costs. Governor Mike Pence pledged to bring legislators a new energy efficiency proposal in the upcoming session, one crafted by the Utility Regulatory Commission.
On Thanksgiving Day in 1976, iconic Canadian rock group, The Band, gave their final concert, a milestone event Martin Scorsese captured on film in The Last Waltz.
Nearly forty years later, former Fort Wayne musician Bill Mallers commemorates the concert -- and The Band's musical legacy -- with his own tribute performance. It's called "Such a Night -- Recreating The Music of The Last Waltz".
Election Day was November 4th and the members of the Indiana General Assembly got together on November 18th for Organization Day. Organization Day is the third Tuesday following the first Monday in November. This is the day that legislators take their oaths of office and in the days after that, the leaders announce committee assignments and who would be chairing those committees.