Indiana will not recognize same sex marriages legally performed before a federal appeals court halted a ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban, as Governor Mike Pence says the state must follow the rule of law.
This Thursday at 7pm, Classical 94.1 WBNI will feature a special broadcast of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Freimann concert at the Reinhart Recital Hall, performed on March 9th, 2014. The concert features chamber music performed by the musicians of the philharmonic and will feature the music of Beethoven, Hagen, Takemitsu, Debussy, and Pärt.
State Senator Jim Merritt says he’s going to push for legislation next session that would dramatically increase penalty enhancements for criminals that use a gun. Merritt says it’s a response to what he calls a “crisis” in Indiana’s urban areas.
Over the weekend, two police officers – one in Indianapolis and one in Gary – were shot and killed. Seven bystanders were also injured in a shootout in an Indianapolis neighborhood.
An ethics committee investigating charges against former state superintendent Tony Bennett is considering a settlement. The inspector general filed an ethics complaint against Bennett in November alleging he used government resources during his re-election campaign in 2012.
The accusations against Bennett allege he kept databases of campaign donors and used government resources during his 2012 re-election campaign against current state superintendent Glenda Ritz.
This month, the Family and Social Services Administration will announce the five counties selected to participate in the state’s new pre-k pilot program, Indiana’s first big move toward making preschool a priority.
But many believe a child’s learning needs to be a priority from the beginning of life, well before they ever enter a classroom.
In our weekly education feature, StateImpact Indiana’s Claire McInerny has more on brain development from birth to age four.