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May 31 2024

‘SWIFT LEGAL CONSEQUENCES’: AG Rokita’s demand to rescind ‘sanctuary city’ policies called political ploy by critics

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 31, 2024   Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is threatening four municipalities across the state with legal action if they do not rescind local policies that, he says, enable illegal immigration, but state Senate Democrat “...”

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May 30 2024

SOUTHERN INDIANA VOICE: Dant Chesser wins Democratic caucus for House District 71 seat, joins fight to break the supermajority

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 30, 2024   Vowing to make sure the voice of Southern Indiana is heard in the Statehouse, Wendy Dant Chesser was elected in a quick Democratic caucus Wednesday evening in Jeffersonville to fill the House District 71 seat form “...”

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May 29 2024

ABORTION LAW ON TRIAL: Monroe County court to hear constitutional challenge of limited exceptions in Indiana’s statue

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 29, 2024   Indiana’s near-total abortion ban, signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in August 2022, goes on trial Wednesday in Monroe County Circuit Court as medical professionals challenge the constitutionality of the statute. &nbs “...”

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May 29 2024

ROKITA’S BILLS: New invoices from Schaerr Jaffe law firm show mounting charges, even after redactions

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 29, 2024 More invoices released from Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office further reveal how much the state has been charged by outside counsel Schaerr Jaffe, which aided in Rokita’s case against Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Ind “...”

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May 27 2024

YOUNG COMMENTARY: Hoosiers must Unite and Remember our Fallen Heroes

By Todd Young May 27, 2024 When a train returned the body of Col. Sion Bass to Huntington County in April 1862, a crowd of grateful Hoosiers gathered to receive him. The following day, Bass was laid to rest at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne. A monument, made of sandstone, was “...”

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May 27 2024

HYDE COMMENTARY: President Benjamin Harrison hoped Soldiers & Sailors Monument would console grieving family members of fallen heroes

  By Charles Hyde May 27, 2024     I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day [Memorial Day]. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because “...”

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May 24 2024

‘LOW PERFORMING LENDERS’: New portal makes mortgage and homeownership data in Central Indiana more accessible to public

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 24, 2024   In its fight against housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana believes knowledge is power.   The nonprofit based in Indianapolis has launched an online fair housing data portal which provid “...”

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May 23 2024

ELECTION ECONOMICS: Many variables in 2024 could alter how voters perceive the economy when casting their ballots

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 23, 2024   Although much has changed since the 1992 presidential campaign, when the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid,” was coined to underscore the link between the country’s economic health and elections, voters will prob “...”

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May 21 2024

BIPARTISAN IDEAL: Indiana congressional candidate Tim Peck campaigns for better listening, civil discourse

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 21, 2024 Standing before a crowd in Corydon, Indiana, that included Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians, Tim Peck made his pitch for finding common ground. Peck, a former emergency room physician, won the Democratic nomination for t “...”

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May 17 2024

FILLING JUDGESHIPS: From incumbent upsets and battles for empty seats to uncontested candidates, most of Indiana’s judicial races were decided in the primary

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 17, 2024   Of the eight Indiana trial court judges who faced a challenger in the May 2024 primary, seven will be looking for a new job next January.   A majority of the trial court judges running in the primary were unopposed “...”