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Stop Indiana’s anti-‘ban the box’ legislation

Stop Indiana’s anti-‘ban the box’ legislation

| April 21, 2017

By Barbara Bolling-Williams Special to Frost Illustrated On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, our state legislature passed an anti-ban the box bill, that if signed by the governor, will prohibit Indiana cities and towns from passing ordinances that promote fairness in hiring.  The elimination of a simple box from an employment application levels the hiring field […]

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Renewable energy poised for growth as solar bill moves forward

Renewable energy poised for growth as solar bill moves forward

| April 20, 2017

Now that committees in both the Indiana House and Senate have had a chance to hold public hearings on proposed changes to Indiana’s renewable energy policies, the Indiana Energy Association of investor-owned utilities will support the legislation – even though it has changed substantially from what was first introduced. Many of the criticisms about this […]

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Peas and carrot or oil and water

Peas and carrot or oil and water

| March 24, 2017

By Rex Bell Forrest Gump liked to say that he and Jenny Curran went together like peas and carrots. While a couple of my Grandchildren might argue about how well peas and carrots go together, or even how well they stand alone, I do appreciate Forrest’s sentiments. Jenny didn’t always seem to share his views, […]

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Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

| March 2, 2017

By State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) This session, I’ve authored a measure to encourage renewable energy generation while bringing more fairness and market sensibility to the way privately owned solar panels and wind turbines are subsidized by other customers. Let me first say that I support renewable energy and authored the original legislation to […]

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Consumer alert from Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Consumer alert from Office of the Indiana Attorney General

| February 14, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS—The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General on Feb. 10 was notified of an attempted W-2 phishing scam that targeted a central Indiana school corporation. A complainant notified the CPD that a staff member at a central Indiana school corporation received an email that appeared to be from the […]

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Allen County Right to Life March overlooked

Allen County Right to Life March overlooked

| January 31, 2017

By State Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) On Saturday, Jan. 21, I, too, participated in a march in Fort Wayne – the largest I have seen in Fort Wayne. People from all walks of life, different faiths, races and ethnicities gathered together to support human rights. We may have different ideas on how we can […]

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Attorney general candidate Curtis Hill brings personal passion to pursuit of office

Attorney general candidate Curtis Hill brings personal passion to pursuit of office

| October 31, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Curtis Hill has made a career—and life—of defending the rule of law. He said to do so requires courage and leadership. His devotion to those principles comes from an early life experience and a lesson his father taught him. “When my father was a young man in his late 20s, he bought a small […]

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A life dedicated to service: Meet Judge Lorenzo Arredondo

A life dedicated to service: Meet Judge Lorenzo Arredondo

| October 31, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Judge Lorenzo Arredondo will tell you he’s been blessed in so many aspects of his life, including in his career as a public servant.  He’s been a dedicated teacher who has taught at every level; he’s been a pioneering lawyer who, after winning a scholarship to attend law school at the University of San […]

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Carrying the torch: 105 year old Pearl Bassett still active in community

Carrying the torch: 105 year old Pearl Bassett still active in community

| October 4, 2016

MARION, Indiana—Legendary community and civil rights activist Pearl Bassett, age 105, accepts a ceremonial torch from Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh as part of an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Bearer celebration on Sept. 28. The torch was passing through the Marion area that day and Bassett was one of the honored torch bearers participating in that leg […]

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Hundreds in Kokomo need relief aid; Red Cross opens two shelters

Hundreds in Kokomo need relief aid; Red Cross opens two shelters

| August 30, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—The American Red Cross is responding to damage caused by storms which marched across multiple counties Aug. 24 including; Howard, Montgomery, Allen, Wabash and Miami. The Red Cross has shelters open in Kokomo and New Ross: • Kokomo Event & Conference Center, 1500 N Reed Road, Kokomo, Indiana, and • Walnut Elementary School, 3548 S […]

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