Politics

Indiana gay marriage opponents push ahead with ban

Indiana gay marriage opponents push ahead with ban

Published 08/01/2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said Tuesday that he is “still deciding” whether to take up the proposed constitutional [more…]

White House weighs gun laws

White House weighs gun laws

Published 07/01/2013

WASHINGTON — The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation's gun violence than simply reinstating an expired [more…]

UPDATE: Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

UPDATE: Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

Published 07/01/2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central [more…]

Police: Colorado theater shooter was relaxed, detached

Police: Colorado theater shooter was relaxed, detached

Published 07/01/2013

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Police officers who arrested James Holmes after the Colorado movie theater massacre described on Monday the suspected gunman, clad in body armor, [more…]

Kentucky’s Sen. Paul calls for gradual cut in aid to Israel

Kentucky’s Sen. Paul calls for gradual cut in aid to Israel

Published 07/01/2013

JERUSALEM — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Monday called for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid, delivering the message in an unlikely venue since [more…]

U.S. health care spending slows for third straight year

U.S. health care spending slows for third straight year

Published 07/01/2013

WASHINGTON — Americans kept health care spending in check for three years in a row, the government reported Monday, an unusual respite that could linger [more…]

Indiana legislators get quick start on education issues

Indiana legislators get quick start on education issues

Published 07/01/2013

As they christened a new four-month session at the Statehouse on Monday, Indiana lawmakers announced a quick start on education issues.

A House panel will [more…]

Mayor to pay for his and wife’s trip to Evansville’s German sister city in May

Mayor to pay for his and wife’s trip to Evansville’s German sister city in May

Published 07/01/2013

EVANSVILLE — A local delegation led by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will visit Osnabruck, Germany — one of Evansville's three sister cities — May 8-13.

Every [more…]

Duckworth steps down as School Board president, Becker named to post

Duckworth steps down as School Board president, Becker named to post

Published 07/01/2013

EVANSVILLE — Mike Duckworth, outgoing president of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. School Board, admitted Monday evening that there are times board members may not [more…]

City, consultants working to get ready for state audit

City, consultants working to get ready for state audit

Published 07/01/2013

EVANSVILLE — Evansville city government and its consultants are working to complete the city's 2012 financial record, in the hope of a better state audit [more…]