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Public News Service - IN: Civic Engagement

There's a racial disparity in Indiana when it comes to who owns homes. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Since 2004, home ownership has been on the decline for African-Americans in Indiana and across the country. Several groups have teamed up to try to reverse that trend, including the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. That grou

A watchdog group wants the current administration to avoid political interference in law enforcement issues. (whitehouse.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – There's a call for the White House to release its policy on how it will keep from interfering in law enforcement matters. Less than two months into the new administration, Ian Bassin, executive director of the legal watchdog group United to Protect Democracy, says there have b

A media law expert says there's both good and bad about President Donald Trump taking to Twitter to share his views. (whitehouse.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Social media is playing a huge role in U.S. politics that isn't likely to slow down. Anthony Fargo, associate professor at the Media School at Indiana University, says the controversy surrounding Vice President Mike Pence's use of a private email account while serving as Indiana

Indiana's Supreme Court justices will hear the concerns and suggestions of Hoosiers about race and gender bias in a series of discussions open to the public. (in.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Immigration issues, and accusations of race and gender bias, continue to be in the spotlight across the country. A series of forums to address those topics is being held around Indiana in the next few weeks, with the goal of gathering feedback for the state Supreme Court. Peopl

A controversial abortion measure will be before Indiana lawmakers within the next few days. (npr.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – A controversial piece of legislation that would require doctors to inform women who want to have an early stage non-surgical abortion that the procedure may be "reversible" will likely end up in court, if approved by lawmakers. On a seven-to-six vote, the House Public Policy Co

Hikers along the Knobstone Trail and others are finding areas that have been logged and clear cut. (Indiana Forest Alliance)

INDIANAPOLIS – Logging in state forests in Indiana has been stepped up, and that's not sitting well with hikers. The state ranks ninth in the nation in total lumber production according to the Department of Natural Resources. Those who use popular trails such as Knobstone and Tecumseh say mor

Lawmakers in Indiana have introduced several bills to legalize medicinal marijuana. (fbi.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's been a sudden flurry of legislation in Indiana to reform the state's marijuana laws. State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, has introduced a marijuana bill for the seventh straight year. Senate Bill 255 would create an an agency to work out details for allowing the use of med

More than 200,000 children in Indiana will cast ballots in a mock election on Election Day. (inbar.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers will be casting ballots next week, but their votes won't count. It's a civics lesson for students ages five and up. Indiana state law requires students from 6th to 12th grades be given lessons on the country's election process. The Indiana Kids’ E

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