Indianapolis

Last Minute Push To Fund Amtrak Service Between Indy, Chicago

Apr 17, 2019

The Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance urged lawmakers at the Statehouse Wednesday to continue funding a four day-a-week passenger train from Indianapolis to Chicago.

The Hoosier State Amtrak line has received $3 million in state funding each year. This funding was removed from this year’s state budget.

Amtrak Halts Post-July Reservations For Indy-Chicago Line

Apr 10, 2019
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Amtrak has stopped taking reservations beyond July 1 for an Indianapolis-to-Chicago passenger line that could soon lose funding from the state of Indiana.

Indiana has contributed $3 million annually for Amtrak's Hoosier State line, a 196-mile route that runs between the cities four days a week.

But Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb didn't include that funding in his proposed 2-year state budget that starts July 1.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials are warning about possible exposure to measles in Indianapolis following a visit by a person from out of state who was confirmed to have the highly contagious disease.

The Marion County Public Health Department announced Wednesday that the person was at the Microtel Inn & Suites near the Indianapolis International Airport on March 18 and at Shapiro's Delicatessen in Indianapolis that same day. The department didn't say where the person was visiting from.

Officials note most area residents already are vaccinated.

Indiana's First Home For LGBTQ Youth To Open

Mar 25, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A member of the LGBTQ community who has experience working with transitional housing and homelessness has been named the founding executive director of what's billed as Indiana's first home for LGBTQ youth who have nowhere safe to live. 
 
Trinity Haven is scheduled to open this summer in the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood of Indianapolis. It will serve LGBTQ youth ages 16-21. When it opens, Trinity Haven will be able to house up to 10 youth at a time, with the potential to eventually house at least 15. 
 

Student-Led Activists Rally For Gun Control

Mar 3, 2019

Student-led gun control organizations like We Live Indy and Students Demand Action gathered at the Statehouse Saturday.

Former Union Leader Talks Jobs Under President Trump

May 9, 2018

Retired union leader Chuck Jones believes President Donald Trump has not kept his promises to Hoosier workers. Jones’s statements come ahead of the president’s Thursday visit to Elkhart, a city that depends heavily on manufacturing jobs. 

According to Jones, Indiana residents don’t have to look further than the lost jobs at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis to see the President’s impact on Hoosier jobs.

While Jones said he appreciated the president making jobs a central campaign issue, he argues not much more has been done for workers since.

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The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans will host a pro-second amendment rally in Indianapolis on Saturday.

 

The event is expected to run about two hours, and coincides with similar events across the in state capitals across the country.
 

Tomorrow’s rally will take place at the Indianapolis Statehouse, where attendees will gather to hear speeches from state representatives, such as Republicans Jim Lucas, and Jim Baird, as well as second amendment advocates.
 

The Indiana chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML wants legalized medical marijuana to become a substitute for opioids in pain treatment. The group has been hosting a series of town hall style meetings across the state to educate the public about the benefits of legalized medical cannabis, in the midst of a stronger push for legalization.

 

President Obama says he will not deport undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least five years and are parents of U.S. citizens.

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