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June 24 2024

DOCTORS INTERVENE: 2 Indiana OB/GYNs say releasing terminated pregnancy reports flouts medical licensing board’s guidance

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 24, 2024 Two Indianapolis OB/GYNs are being allowed to intervene in the lawsuit filed against the Indiana Department of Health for no longer releasing the terminated pregnancy reports, which provide information on the individual aborti “...”

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June 21 2024

NO SHOW: Hoosier women asked to flex economic muscle by striking on Dobbs ruling’s anniversary

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 21, 2024 To mark the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned women’s right to abortion, Women 4 Change Indiana wants Hoosier women to go on strike on Monday – no work, no school and no  spending mon “...”

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June 17 2024

ELECTION GUIDE RAISES SCRUTINY: Voting rights coalition writes Morales on concerns over potential for police at polling sites

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 17, 2024 All IN for Democracy, a coalition of 25 organizations focused on voting rights and accessibility, is seeking to meet with Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales over concerns about the potential use of law enforcement at pol “...”

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June 16 2024

BACK ON THE BALLOT: AG Rokita wins GOP nomination, tells party delegates they all must stand up to ‘Democrat woke bullies’

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 15, 2024 Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita took the gloves off – literally and figuratively – when he spoke to the delegates at the Indiana Republican Party convention on Saturday. “We live in a time when there is only one par “...”

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June 16 2024

GOP CONVENTION UPSET: Beckwith pulls off shocker, defeating Mike Braun’s pick in race for lieutenant governor

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 16, 2024 After pulling off a stunning victory and capturing the Indiana Republican Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor, Noblesville pastor Micah Beckwith said he would work to make Indiana  GOP gubernatorial nominee Mike Brau “...”

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June 14 2024

ROKITA’S EDGE: Despite controversies, AG is unopposed for GOP nomination due to popularity with party faithful

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 14, 2024   Four years ago, Todd Rokita warned Republicans that the conduct of then-Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill would be a drag on the entire state GOP ticket in the 2020 general election.   Hill had just had h “...”

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June 14 2024

ROKITA CRITIC APPEALS: Tully turns to Indiana Supreme Court to get advisory report on AG’s moonlighting

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 13, 2024   Indianapolis resident Barbara Tully has appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court in her fight to learn more about the private-sector job Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita continued to hold when he first took offi “...”

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June 12 2024

PRESUMED QUALIFIED: 10 Marion County judges recommended for retention — even ones who didn’t do interviews

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify Marion County Superior Court Judge William Nelson spoke with the counsel for the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee, and Lacy Johnson, committee member and attorney, made the motion to recommend all 10 judges “...”

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June 10 2024

BUILDING SUPPORT: Nearly 500 advocates write to Gov. Holcomb seeking state housing commission

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 10, 2024   A letter signed by nearly 500 Hoosier organizations and individuals was presented to Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday as part of a continued effort to persuade him to establish a statewide housing commission to tackle “...”

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June 07 2024

TSF story: The ugly struggle to ban the beautiful but invasive Bradford pear tree

This story was originally published by TheStatehouseFile.com.   By Arianna Hunt TheStatehouseFile.com June 6, 2024 The U.S. Department of Agriculture brought the Callery pear tree, commonly known as the Bradford pear, to the U.S. from Asia in 1917 to make pear trees more res “...”