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Common Cause Indiana and the Indiana NAACP are suing Indiana in federal court over what they say is its “unjustifiably early” deadline to return absentee vote-by-mail ballots.

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The northern Indiana utility NIPSCO will postpone removing toxic coal ash from ponds near its Michigan City coal plant until next spring. Environmental activists agree with the delay, saying due to the pandemic, it’s not the right time to remove the waste. 

Reaction From Purdue NAACP To Daniels' Apology

Dec 5, 2019

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is retracting and apologizing for a comment in which he called an African American scholar, in his words,  “one of the rare creatures in America.”

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s (D-South Bend) presidential campaign took him to Indianapolis Friday, to speak to the local chapter of the NAACP.

Buttigieg tried to make his message resonate with a group of voters that hasn’t supported him strongly in his bid for the White House.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he won't address the NAACP convention because of changes in the date and format of an appearance.

Trump says Thursday that "I very much wanted to go" speak to the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization as members gather next week in Detroit. He says an agreed-upon date for his appearance was changed and "unfortunately, they want to do it in the form of a question and answer." Trump says he agreed to deliver a speech.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended a press conference with community leaders Wednesday afternoon at the Civil Rights Heritage Center in South Bend. 

Surrounded by civil rights leaders in the city, Buttigieg said he will not rule out an independent investigation into the death of Eric Logan. 

Logan died Sunday when he was shot by a South Bend officer who claims Logan had a knife. 

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The Benton Harbor Area School Board held a special meeting Monday night to discuss a plan to keep the city’s high school open.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration says Benton Harbor schools are $18-million in debt and could run out of money next year. She says the high school needs to shut down to save money. 

The district’s school board says it has an alternate plan, which it will formally submit to the governor on Wednesday. 

Roosevelt Bell is a resident who spoke. He says the parts of the plan that have been made public are not specific enough. 

The Indiana NAACP is asking the state to include an environmental justice advocate on the new energy policy task force. The group met with Gov. Eric Holcomb to discuss the issue and other things this week.