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  • Notre Dame student leaders bring back previously banned pro-LGBTQ film fest to campus

    10/17/2017 5:24:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sophia Buono
    The University of Notre Dame student government recently reintroduced a once-banned pro-LGBTQ film festival to campus, prompting a mix of support, controversy and condemnation, including a petition denouncing the event with some 16,000 signatures.
  • Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico.

    10/15/2017 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Oct 2017 | Farah Stockman
    The man from Mexico followed a manager through the factory floor, past whirring exhaust fans, beeping forklifts, and drilling machines that whined against steel. Workers in safety glasses looked up and stared. Others looked away. Shannon Mulcahy felt her stomach lurch. It was December 2016. The Rexnord Corporation’s factory still churned out bearings as it always had. Trucks still dropped off steel pipes at the loading dock. Bill Stinnett, a die-hard Indiana Pacers fan, still cut them into pieces. The pieces still went to the “turning” department, where they were honed into rings as small as a bracelet or as...
  • Indiana lawmaker drafts bill that would require journalists to be licensed by state police

    10/14/2017 6:47:23 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 10-12-17 | FOX59
    Lucas, from Seymour, has been critical of the media’s coverage of his efforts to repeal a state law that requires a permit to carry a handgun. He has stated reporters, columnists and editorial boards mischaracterize his idea, which is sometimes referred to as “constitutional carry.” “If I was as irresponsible with my handgun as the media has been with their keyboard, I’d probably be in jail,” Lucas said. The proposal would require professional journalists to submit an application with Indiana State Police. They would be fingerprinted and would have to pay $75 for a lifetime license. If journalists have been...
  • Pence's trip to Colts game cost more than $200,000: report

    10/09/2017 2:41:34 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9th October 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Vice President Pence’s travel to and from the Indianapolis Colts game he walked out of Sunday is estimated to have cost taxpayers more than $200,000, CNN reported Monday. Pence flew from Las Vegas to the game in Indianapolis Sunday, before flying to California later Sunday afternoon. According to the report, the aircraft Pence used to travel, the C-32, costs about $30,000 an hour to operate. His flight to Indianapolis took about 3 hours and 20 minutes, and his flight to Los Angeles was about 4 hours and 45 minutes. That adds up to a price tag of about $242,500, according...
  • VP Pence: 'I Will Not Dignify Any Event that Disrespects Our Soldiers, our Flag'

    10/09/2017 3:00:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies ^ | 12 9 17
    NFL anthem protests have cost the league fans of every race, color, creed, and political affiliation. On Sunday, those protests also cost them the Vice President of the United States. Pence was in his home state of Indiana, to watch the Colts take on the visiting San Francisco 49ers. During the playing of the national anthem, all Colts players stood and showed respect for the flag. However, several 49ers did not, and protested during the playing of the song. Pence tweeted this statement: I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects...
  • Vice President Mike Pence leaves Colts-49ers game after players kneel during anthem

    10/08/2017 5:37:04 PM PDT · by topher · 37 replies ^ | 8-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    Vice President Mike Pence walked out on his home-state Indianapolis Colts Sunday when members of the opposing team kneeled for the national anthem, but a report that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started it all, will stand if given another shot in the NFL was quickly dialed back. "I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence tweeted. I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem. — Vice...
  • VP Pence leaves Colts game after anthem protest

    10/08/2017 11:26:01 AM PDT · by VideoPaul · 116 replies
    WGN-TV Chicago ^ | 10/8/2017 | CNN Wire
    VP Pence goes to an NFL football game. Players protest the national anthem. VP Pence leaves. Good for you, Mr. Vice President!!
  • Vice President Pence Walks out of Colts vs 49rs Game

    10/08/2017 10:23:39 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 159 replies
    fox news channel live tv ^ | 10/08/2017 | Freedom56v2
    Just heard that VP Pence walked out of game when players took a knee and said he and POTUS would not support disrespect of our military, flag, etc. Story in print will likely follow shortly.
  • VP Mike Pence leaves Colts game because 49ers players knelt during anthem

    10/08/2017 10:25:08 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 93 replies
    FOX 59 ^ | 1:18 PM, OCTOBER 8, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Vice President Mike Pence decided to leave the Indianapolis Colts game Sunday because some 49ers players kneeled during the national anthem. In a tweet, the former Indiana governor said “I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.” It was announced Friday that Pence would attend the game with the second lady. The game is special, because Peyton Manning’s jersey will be retired at halftime and he will be inducted into the Ring of Honor. Before the game, he tweeted that he...
  • Colts’ players release statement about kneeling during anthem

    10/01/2017 5:38:30 PM PDT · by The people have spoken · 148 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | October 1, 2017 | none
    The Colts’ players released a statement clarifying why players kneeled during the National Anthem in last week’s game. The announcement comes ahead of Sunday’s prime-time game against the Seattle Seahawks. The statement reads as follows: “Recently, there have been several misperceptions regarding a personal choice made by members of our team to bring awareness to prevailing issues facing our nation. To be clear -- those of us who kneeled did not intend to disrespect our flag, our National Anthem or those who serve our country. We all have family and friends who are servicemen and women. We appreciate and respect...
  • Feds Spend $300,000 On Year-Long Frankenstein Festival

    10/01/2017 6:43:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 30, 2017 | Ethan Barton
    Saturday’s “Frankenfest” will include a “Franks-N-Steins beer garden and a special Frankenstein speakers bureau,” according to the excerpt. Other federally-funded programs throughout the year in Indiana will include talks about the book’s key themes and film and writing festivals. . . . Another $173,000 from the endowment awarded to Indiana will fund a two-week institute on Frankenstein, Cinderella and their adaptations in Arkansas.
  • Indiana State Police say man arrested in Colorado is ‘person of interest’ in Delphi murders

    09/28/2017 12:56:58 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    DELPHI, Ind.– Indiana State Police (ISP) said Thursday a man arrested in Colorado is now considered a “person of interest” in the murders of two Delphi teenagers. Daniel Nations, 31, was arrested Monday in Colorado after police say he was driving with expired Indiana plates. He’s also accused of threatening people with a hatchet on a Colorado trail.
  • Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's—And It's All About Privatization

    09/28/2017 4:28:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 4, 2017 | Lydia O'Neal and David Sirota
    President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure may be unprecedented in size and ambition, but it mimics a controversial scheme championed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was the governor of Indiana. That’s why Pence is the public face of the Trump initiative, and executives from financial firms that helped privatize Indiana’s toll road are in the White House, busily sculpting Trump’s national plan. Pence and his allies like to boast about how Indiana sold control of major roads to private firms, claiming the move prompted corporations to invest money in infrastructure that would otherwise have...
  • Maryland suing EPA on power plant pollution in other states

    09/27/2017 4:03:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2017 5:05 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    Maryland is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act on a petition requiring power plants in five upwind states to reduce pollution, the state’s attorney general and an official in Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration said Wednesday. The Hogan administration says 70 percent of Maryland’s ozone problem originates in upwind states. Maryland petitioned the EPA in November for a finding that 36 power plant units in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are emitting air pollution affecting Maryland in violation of the Clean Air Act’s “good neighbor provision.” In January, the EPA issued a six-month extension to...
  • Trump to visit Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday (September 27th)

    09/25/2017 11:51:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | September 25, 2017 | The Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump will speak at an event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday to promote the Republican-led federal tax overhaul effort. The White House on Monday announced details of Trump's visit. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday had said Trump would visit the state Wednesday but didn't provide details. The White House says the event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building at the fairgrounds on Indianapolis' north side.....
  • Indiana student trapped in gated cave for 60 hours

    09/23/2017 2:31:18 PM PDT · by red flanker · 48 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | September 22, 2017 | Associated Press
    A 19-year-old man who spent 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave says he feels lucky to be alive. Indiana University freshman Lukas Cavar was on a spelunking trip to Sullivan Cave when he became separated Sunday afternoon from 12 other members of the university's Caving Club. Cavar is an enthusiast of spelunking, the exploration of caves as a hobby. When he eventually reached the cave entrance, Cavar found club members had padlocked its gate, unaware that he remained inside.
  • Uncertainty over Trump infrastructure plan jeopardizes transit projects, jobs

    09/22/2017 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Damian Paletta and Mike Debonis (WaPost)
    Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House's plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum - with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Donald Trump - who had vowed to make the week's focus infrastructure - faced a series of distractions, including a congressional hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey. The president, who had called for $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs to create millions of jobs, now faces an increasing probability that not only will his...
  • Big (green) rig: This Cummins electric tractor trailer could be the future of short-haul trucking

    09/14/2017 6:40:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | August 31, 2017 | Graham Kozak
    The Aeos, ready to haul. ======================================================================================================================== Cummins -- you know, the company that makes the diesels that go in all the really serious big boy pickup trucks, among other no-nonsense equipment -- is apparently looking ahead to a non-oil-burning future. Or at least a future where big rigs have a range of powertrain options, including electric: The company has just unveiled its all-electric AEOS tractor-trailer prototype. Aeos, named after one of the fiery immortal steeds of the sun god Helios (cool!) is a fully functional Class 7 truck -- only instead of a 12.0-liter internal combustion engine, the prototype gets...
  • Two dead, several injured after being hit by a car late Saturday

    08/27/2017 12:45:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    ELKHART _ Two people are confirmed dead in an hit and run accident on Beardsley Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. According to a press release issued late last Saturday by Elkhart Police Department Communications officer Chris Snyder, Ekhart police and fire department were dispatched to the area of East Beardsley Avenue and Cassopolis Street in regards to a motor vehicle crash. Police and fire arrived to find several victims in the roadway and on the sidewalk. At this time it appears the suspect vehicle was traveling east on Beardsley Avenue when it left the south side of the road...
  • Indianapolis Man Arrested For Vandalizing Confederate Monument In Garfield Park

    08/21/2017 3:55:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | 08/19/17
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- IMPD has arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly vandalizing the Confederate monument in Garfield Park. According to authorities,  Anthony Ventura was arrested at around noon in the 2400 block of Shelby Street following the alleged incident. After a video started making the rounds on social media, folks in the area, like Rex Staples, came out to see the damage. "It's stupid, it don’t really make any sense, you know?" said Staples, " because they’re really not doing anything.” Following an Indianapolis Star article earlier this week, some city leaders have called for a discussion on whether the...