• The Strategy for Some G.O.P. Candidates? Sound Like Trump

    As the midterm elections approach, some Republican candidates are not only embracing President Trump’s policies but also his tone and catchphrases.
  • How Trump is Changing the Way His Party Talks

    As the midterm elections approach, some Republican candidates are not only embracing President Trump’s policies but also his tone and catchphrases.
  • As Another Pence Runs for Congress, His Business Record Raises Questions

    Greg Pence, the vice president’s brother, is mounting something of a stealth campaign, years after leading a chain that went bankrupt and being sued over personal debts.
  • As Another Pence Runs for Congress, His Business Record Faces Scrutiny

    Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s oldest brother, is mounting something of a stealth campaign, years after leading a convenience store chain that went bankrupt and being sued over personal debts.
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  • Earth Day Clean-Ups and Tree Plantings

    Earth Day is April 22. The day was established in 1970 through a grassroots (pardon the pun) effort to educate and celebrate the importance of the environment. Over the decades, the world has become even more aware of the need to take care of our world. One of the most meaningful ways to help the environment is by combatting litter and debris in our neighborhoods.On April 21, many east side neighborhoods will be abuzz with cleanup activities as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, the city, and neighbor
  • Howe to Learn Reception April 26

    INDIANAPOLIS — There will be a “Howe to Learn” Reception on April 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm. at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5355 University Ave. to raise money for the T.C. Howe High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The 501c3 corporation and awards 10-12 scholarships to deserving Howe seniors every year. These students must achieve a certain grade point average, be involved in extracurricular activities and must have been active in community service.The reception w
  • IPL Rate Case OUCC Invites Consumer Comments at Arsenal Tech

    INDIANAPOLIS — If you are an Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) customer and would like to comment on the utility’s pending rate request, you have several opportunities.The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), the state agency representing consumer interests in cases before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), is reviewing IPL’s request and is scheduled to file testimony on May 24, 2018.Along with its legal and technical review, the OUCC is in
  • Pathway Over Pogue’s Benefit Concert

    INDIANAPOLIS — Pathways Over Pogues will host a benefit concert for the Pogue’s Run Trail on April 29 from 1-6 p.m. at the Alford House, 2428 E 10th St. Music will be provided by the Punkin Holler Boys, Midtown Madmen, Hot Flash Trio, Jeffrey Bowen, One Voice choir, and Star Adita, plus others. Cathy Morris and Arts With a Purpose will co-host.This is a family-friendly event and there will be a room for kids with a drum circle and activities. Food vendors include Apna Kthen Food Triu
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  • City to Form Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council

    INDIANAPOLIS — The establishment of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) was recently announced. The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council will bring together a group of 25 Indianapolis teens to provide insight and feedback for the Mayor and city leaders on community issues. With this Council, Mayor Hogsett hopes to assist with the development of the next generation of Indianapolis leaders, elevating young people’s role in making Indianapolis a safer, stronger, and more
  • New Horizons Indy Concert at Scecina HS

    INDIANAPOLIS — New Horizons Band of Indianapolis will perform a free concert of big band and Broadway favorites at Scecina Memorial High School at 3 p.m. Sun., April 29. Scecina is located at 5000 Nowland Ave. This will be the band’s first concert on the Eastside of Indianapolis. Admission is free and family-friendly.New Horizons Band of Indianapolis was founded and is co-directed by Sam Rhinesmith, who was Scecina’s first band director (1955-61) and started the Scecina music p
  • Winter Assistance Program Extended to June 1

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) announced today that they are extending the application date for the 2017-18 Winter Assistance Program through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) from May 18th, 2018 to June 1, 2018.IHCDA is encouraging community-based organizations under contract with them (referred to as Local Service Providers) to do outreach during these Spring months to ensure everyone that might be eligible for the program h
  • Applause!: April 20-26

    • Eastsiders should be aware that the city will reconstruct Brookside Avenue between 10th and Newman through July 31. Traffic will be diverted to 10th to Rural from downtown.• You’ll need to get your tickets now for Beastside Brewfest, which is a sanctioned beer competition that is also a fundraiser for the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival. The pros will be tasting and testing with the BJCP/AHA award the Beastside Trophy at stake. The Beastfest Brewfest kicks off April 28th
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  • Perry Twp. Teacher Named Teach Factor Fellow

    INDIANAPOLIS —The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) named Corrie Callahan, master teacher in Perry Township School District in Indianapolis, as a Teach Factor Fellow for the recently launched Teach Factor initiative. This initiative illuminates the stories of effective teachers, principals and superintendents to reveal scalable solutions for teacher leadership – a factor pivotal to the profession and student achievement.Callahan first began working in Perry Townshi
  • Marion Co. Summer Youth Programs Awarded Grants

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaborative of 10 local and national partners, announced that grants totaling $2,886,669 will be awarded to 165 not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County youth. The grants will fund 207 summertime programs, activities and experiences for more than 93,000 individuals ages 4-24.Summer Youth Program Fund continues to align its grant-making strategy with the summer youth jobs program, Project Indy, created by Mayor Joe Hogsett. In addi
  • Warren Athletes Honored in Parade, Pep Rally

    by Ron Corn, Special Correspondent
    For only the second time in IHSAA tournament history a boys and girls team from the same school took home the championship trophy in the same year.While following different scripts, these teams faced similar minefields of difficult paths to the title. The girls team, coached by Stacy Mitchell, came together at the end of the regular season and rode the momentum all the way to the end. Beating the likes of MIC opponents Lawrence North, North Central and Pike in
  • Annual St. Margaret’s Guild Decorator’s Show House April 28-May 13

    INDIANAPOLIS — This year’s St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House and Gardens will once again allow the public to tour a classic Butler-Tarkington home with proceeds benefiting Eskenazi Health. This year’s residence is located at 4140 N. Illinois St. at the historic Wainwright-Cochran House.Proceeds from the show house will benefit nursing at Eskenazi Health. The annual event runs from April 28 – May 13 (closed Mondays). Daily tours are open to t
  • IPS and Salesforce Partner to Prepare Students

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) recently announced a grant to support strong college and career preparation for high school students in Indianapolis. With a Salesforce.org donation of $500,000, IPS is opening a new Information Technology Academy at George Washington High School, as part of IPS’ All-Choice High School model. Additionally, Salesforce.org grant dollars will help support new Future Centers that actively engage and help students and families with college
  • Marion County Begins 311 Non-Emergency Line for Cell Phones

    INDIANAPOLIS — On April 9, law enforcement officials announced the implementation of 311 in Marion County.311 is now available to cell phone users needing non-emergency law enforcement assistance. The non-emergency line for landline phones remains as 317-327-3811. Marion County is the first county in the state to implement 311 for cell phone users, and joins Baltimore, Chicago, Las Vegas and New Orleans in the implementation of 311 for non-emergencies.Approximately 60 of calls made to the
  • Indy Selected to be Part of Smart Cities Collaborative

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Metropolitan Development and the Department of Public Works, in partnership with IndyGo, announced that Indianapolis has been chosen to participate in Transportation for America’s Smart Cities Collaborative. The program brings together cities with an aim to implement smart mobility policies and explore emerging technologies and mobility options.Over the next year, Indianapolis will join twenty-one communities to share best practices in mobility and di
  • Neighborhood of the Month: Kennedy-King

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kennedy-King will be the City’s Neighborhood of the Month for April 2018. The Neighborhood of the Month initiative highlights an Indianapolis community each month, working to engage local groups and promote projects by various City departments.Dating back to the 1800s, the Kennedy-King neighborhood is known as a unique and quiet place to call home in the City of Indianapolis. Located just north of downtown near Fall Creek and along College Avenue, the neighborhood boas
  • Veterans Hall of Fame Opens in Lawrence

    LAWRENCE — The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) celebrated the official opening of its permanent building at 5360 Herbert Lord Road, Indianapolis on Thurs., April 5.The grand opening ceremony featured remarks by those who helped establish the IMVHOF including Senator Joe Donnelly, Steve Collier (Mayor of Lawrence), John McKenzie (President of the Indiana Credit Union League), John Bartlett (Indiana District 95 State Representative), Kevin Ryan (Financial Center First Credit
  • Meals on Wheels Secures $1 Mill. Grant from State

    INDIANAPOLIS — Meals on Wheels on Wheels of Central Indiana (MOWCI) announced that it has secured a $1 million grant from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to support the delivery of medically-tailored meals to low-income individuals living with HIV.The grant is allowing MOWCI  to provide meal delivery in areas with some of the greatest populations of people living with HIV, including Allen, Delaware, Lake, Marion and Scott Counties. MOWCI is partnering with existing servi
  • 85 Trees Planted in Irvington

    Last Saturday morning neighbors and volunteers pitched in to plant 85 Trees that KIB provided (Molly Wilson, KIBI lead arborist was in charge). This happened because back in late June 2017, a handful of neighbors put their heads together in a pub planning session, in an ongoing response to the urban canopy needs. Charles Miller (Irv Garden Club/HICC), and Katie Schlafer & Patricia Waters (Irv Green neighbors/IDO) each filled out KIBI Community Trees 2018 applications, and were awarded trees.
  • Indy Parks Temporarily Closes Sandorf Park

    INDIANAPOLIS — In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Indy Parks announced plans to temporarily close Sandorf Park, 2020 Dawson St., a 6.5-acre play space located on the city’s southside. The park closed April 9.Sandorf Park, which was recently selected as NRPA’s 2018 Parks Build Community project, will undergo an makeover leading up to the NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis Sept. 23. The park’s t
  • Tainted Synthetic Marijuana Has Been Sickening People Across the Midwest

    An outbreak has caused mysterious symptoms, including severe bleeding. Officials are searching for the source of rat poison in the drug.
  • Tainted Synthetic Marijuana Sickens More Than 90 in Midwest, Killing 2

    An outbreak around Chicago has caused mysterious symptoms, including severe bleeding. Officials are searching for the source of rat poison in the drug.
  • A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School

    Numerous programs are available for students who are unable to graduate from traditional schools, but only some offer sufficient resources to help them get their diplomas.
  • Mobile Crisis Assistance Team Pilot Report Issued

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University Public Policy Institute published a report on the pilot of the Mobile Crisis Assistance Team (MCAT) recently. MCAT is based on an integrated health care model, bringing together the expertise of a police officer, a paramedic, and a licensed clinician for a 24/7 response to legal, behavioral health, substance use, and medical crises. The first MCAT units were deployed in IMPD East District in August of 2017. The analysis reports preliminary signs of suc
  • INDOT Warns Campaigns to Keep Signs out of Rights-of-Way

    INDIANA — As primary elections approach, the Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from state right-of-way according to Indiana Code 9-21-4-6.  INDOT personnel are required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state right-of-way.Areas that should remain sign-free include:• Intersections• Interchanges• Rights-of-way that run parallel to highwaysWhere the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries
  • $1 Pet Adoptions Throughout April at IACS

    INDIANAPOLIS — To celebrate Earth Day, Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) has announced that pet adoptions will be just $1 through April 30. The cost includes spa/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, and heartworm or FIB/FeLV testing.IACS is located at 2600 S. Harding St. Adoption Center hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Tues., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thurs., and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 317-327-1397 or visit www.indy.gov/eGov/City/dps/accd/Pages/home.aspx
  • American Legion Dept. of Indiana to Host IMVHOF Grand Opening

    LAWRENCE The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) will celebrate the grand opening of its memorial building in on Thurs. April 5 from 2-3 p.m. at 5360 Herbert Lord Rd. in Lawrence. The building is the only one of its kind in the nation, honoring inductees of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame from all branches of the Armed Forces.The organization honors Hoosiers who demonstrate outstanding military and civilian service.The grand opening ceremony will feature remarks by those w
  • Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park Gets New Benches

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    Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park has received significant upgrades, including this new bench made by Martin Beech. The public park is open dawn to dusk at 23rd and Dequincey on the east side.
  • Earache Treatment Suggestions

    Earaches can be a very painful and frustrating annoyance for both children and adults. While there are many catalysts for ear infections and the discomfort they cause, there are also a number of available strategies to alleviate the pain and get rid of the infections.Causes for ear pain include a wax blockage in your ear — known as impacted ear wax — which can cause a great deal of pain. You can try to get rid of the blockage at home by placing baby oil or hydrogen peroxide in your e
  • Call-a-Pacer Encourages Reading

    INDIANAPOLIS — Children and families are invited to hear their favorite stories in children’s literature read by members of the Indiana Pacers from April through June on The Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line.By dialing 317-275-4444 or toll-free 877-275-9007, listeners will hear recorded stories with a “down on the farm” theme from Pacers players who demonstrate their love of reading as a way to encourage young ones to “read like
  • Applause!: April 6-12

    • The Hancock County Children’s Choir will host their 2018 Spring Concert on April 7 and 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon High School Auditorium, 8112 N. 200 W. in Fortville. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. For more information and for tickets, visit hancockcountychildrenschoir.org.• Our very own Al Hunter will present a special program commemorating the 151st anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14 from 5-7 p.m. at the Irving
  • Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at the IRT

    Alonzo Fields, a black man born in 1900 and a native of Lyles Station, Indiana, was a witness to history. James Still’s play, Looking Over the President’s Shoulder tells the story of this remarkable man, the Chief Butler in the White House from 1933 to 1953, and how the world changed around him.David Alan Anderson portrays Fields in this one-man show, offering up layers of character to a man who, in real life, would have been silent while the great, good, and not-so-good played their
  • April (Snow) Showers Bring May Flowers?

    Are you ready to put away the snow shovels for the garden spade? Yeah, we are, too.“Snow is the poor man’s fertilizer” isn’t just an old gardening trope — there is actually science behind it! My grandfather the orchardsman loved to see snow on his cornfields all winter long, as he was convinced it made the corn sweeter. Grandpa knew his business deep in his bones, as scientific studies show that the white stuff does contribute to plant health. When snowflakes form,
  • The Power of Bobby Kennedy’s Eulogy for Martin Luther King

    Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King were wary rivals in life. But after Dr. King’s murder, Kennedy’s moving speech quieted an angry crowd.
  • When Robert F. Kennedy Told an Indianapolis Crowd of King’s Assassination

    In an improvised speech 50 years ago, Kennedy broke the news of King’s death to a largely black crowd. Two months later, he too was killed.
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy and a Speech to Remember

    In an improvised speech 50 years ago, Kennedy broke the news of King’s death to a largely black crowd in Indianapolis. Two months later, he too was killed.
  • In Indiana and Beyond, Bruising G.O.P. Primary Fights Worry Party Leaders

    Republican Senate candidates in states won by President Trump are in primary fights that could leave them weakened in fall contests against vulnerable Democrats.
  • American 3.14: A Mural Revitalization Project on Indy’s Near Eastside

    A mural revitalization project located on the underpass on E. 9th Street between N. Sherman Dr. and N. Kealing Ave. plans to put new images on the backdrop of the previous community mural that was done in the spring of 2015. Over 100 volunteers helped paint the previous mural three years ago, but in the ensuing years, that art is now mostly covered with graffiti or patches of grey paint to cover the graffiti. Putting those bright colors on the underpass was a beacon of hope to people throughout
  • Lawrence Announces Paving Projects

    LAWRENCE — Four new paving projects are expected to begin, weather permitting, the first week of April. Department of Public Works/Code Enforcement Director Bill Anthony said the work is scheduled to be complete by the end of May.Department of Public Works/Streets Director Dave Lotts said the four projects set for April are: 52nd Street, from Pendleton Pike to German Church Road; Mitthoefer Road from 52nd Street to Weeping Willow Drive; 59th Street, from Wheeler Road to Lee Road; and Sanda
  • Navy Completes Review of USS Indianapolis Crew Losses

    WASHINGTON — The Navy has completed a formal review of the final crew accounting in the World War II loss of heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, officials announced recently.Details are included in a research paper published March 20 by the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings Today in which Naval History and Heritage Command historian Richard Hulver, Ph.D. collaborated with filmmaker and Indianapolis historian Sara Vladic to share information from their independent research into the matte
  • The Warren Central Warriors Boys & Girls Basketball Teams Reign Supreme

    The Warren Central Warriors basketball juggernaut rolled on in 2018 with both  the Boys and Girls Varsity teams winning state championships. The boys team handed the Carmel Greyhounds a 54-48 loss in the final game to win the IHSAA 4-A Class Championship last Saturday night at Bankers Life Field House. Carmel gave the Warriors all they wanted with a twenty point run at one point,  when the Warriors couldn’t seem to buy a shot. But Warren rallied and finally took home the victory.
  • IACS Launches Program to Help Pet Owners

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) is launching a new program with the help of Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care Services Foundation, Inc., empowering Indianapolis pet owners to responsibly care for their companion animals.Indy CARES (Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Support) was created by a group of dedicated IACS staff who saw the need to do more for residents forced to give up their pets due to various hardships. Indy CARES aims to partner with them to
  • Beech Grove Native Serves at Sea

    by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tom Gagnier, Navy Office of Community Outreach
    NORFOLK, VA. — A Beech Grove native and 2014 Beech Grove High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.Petty Officer 3rd Class Mikaela Davis is a master-at-arms aboard the carrier operating out of the Navy’s largest base.As a master-at-arms, Davis is responsible for the safety and security of the ship, and the ship’s crew.“We travel
  • Cathedral HS Senior Receives Scholarship

    Jacob Ball, a senior at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, was one of five Marion County Senior High School Boys Basketball players who received a Downtown Indianapolis Kiwanis Boys Basketball Academic All-Star Scholarship on March 22.Other recipients were Joey Gruber, Cardinal Ritter High School; Nick Hall, Franklin Central High School; T.J. Mann, Bishop Chatard High School; and Trevor Russell, Lutheran High School. Each received a $1,000 scholarship that recognizes the importance of academ
  • “Stop the Bleed” Trainings at Eskenazi

    INDIANAPOLIS — In honor of National Stop the Bleed Day, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health and the Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety are partnering to host a series of events to teach bleeding control techniques and how to assist others who may experience a traumatic bleeding injury, including how to apply pressure to bleeding wounds and how to apply a tourniquet.In April, the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Cen
  • Irvington Community Schools Holds ICS Golf Open May 19

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Sixth Annual ICS Golf Open is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at the beautiful and historic Pleasant Run Golf Course. The fundraiser golf outing offers a scrumptious lunch, silent + live auctions, contest holes, and more than a few great raffle prizes. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and a shotgun start launches the event at 8 a.m.Early bird registration is currently open and offers a discounted registration fee of $300 for team registrations. Individual registration fee i

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