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Karen Pence forging her role as Indiana's first lady
As the mother of three young children when her husband was first elected to Congress, Karen Pence heeded the advice of some friends who encouraged her to move her family to the Washington, D.C., area rather than stay behind in Indiana.
PPD to honor local heroes
PITTSBORO — Two employees of the Pittsboro Veterinary Clinic became heroes in their community when they intervened in a domestic violence situation on Feb. 22.
Commission calls for closing college ‘achievement gap’
The Indiana Commission on Higher Education wants the state’s colleges and universities to be more aggressive in closing the graduation “achievement gap” for Hispanic and black students, who are dropping out of college at a significantly higher rate than white students.
Online sales tax bill may not get Senate hearing
Legislation that would speed up the date for when Amazon and other online retailers would have to start collecting the state sales tax may be dead.
Pence finds new role ‘fundamentally different’
Gov. Mike Pence has made no secret that his Christian faith is critical to his identity, but he may be relying on his faith more than ever before in his challenging new political role.
Gov. Pence opposes provisions to expand gaming
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence isn’t saying the word “veto,” but he’s making clear he opposes key provisions in a Senate gaming bill that would allow riverboat casinos to move inland and add live table games to the slot-machine rooms at the state’s two horse-racing tracks.
Revenue department undergoes overhaul
When retired banker Mike Alley became state revenue commissioner last May, he took over a department badly bruised by revelations that it had misplaced a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money.
Ritz in Anderson to discuss education issues
Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz led a panel of community leaders in a discussion of current education topics Saturday morning in the Miami Room of the Anderson Public Library.
Tea party group to launch campaign to support Pence tax cut
At a press conference at the Statehouse Thursday, a conservative tea-party organization founded by the billionaire Koch brothers announced it was pouring money into a statewide campaign to pressure Republican lawmakers into giving Pence what he wants: a 10 percent cut in the state income tax rate.
ACLU vows to challenge Indiana abortion bill
A controversial bill that imposes new state requirements on clinics that offer the abortion pill is likely headed for a constitutional challenge if passed and signed into law, as expected.
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