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  • A Judge Ruled Tacos Are Sandwiches — Here's Why That Matters

    05/22/2024 10:19:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | May 20, 2024 | Stacey Leasca
    Though this ruling can feel deeply unserious, it has major consequences for one small business.What, exactly, defines a sandwich? It's a question people have been arguing over since the dawn of time. But, at least according to one Indiana judge, tacos fall into whatever that definition may be. In May, Allen County Superior Court Judge Craig Bobay ruled that "tacos and burritos are Mexican-style sandwiches." Though this ruling can feel deeply unserious, it has major consequences for one small business that was hoping to open a restaurant in the city of Fort Wayne. As the Associated Press reported, the legal...
  • Man Sentenced for Selling Drugs Involved in Fatal Overdose

    05/17/2024 10:08:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WIBC ^ | May 17, 2024 | Sascha Nixon
    An Evansville man is now facing 20 years in prison for selling pills that led to multiple overdoses – one of which was fatal. According to the Department of Justice, Jeremial Leach used a Snapchat account under the name “Mel” to advertise pills laced with fentanyl. Snapchat is a social media platform known for storing images and videos for limited periods of time. Evansville Police say they were twice called to a home on Wedeking Avenue on June 25, 2022. The first time, they revived a woman with naloxone. The second time, they were not able to save a 19-year-old...
  • Trump is leading Indiana Republicans to a dangerous place

    05/08/2024 6:46:56 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    Indianapolis Star ^ | 5/8/24 | James Briggs
    Six years after Mike Braun came out on top in Indiana's first Trumpian Idol contest and won election to the U.S. Senate, he has coasted to the Republican nomination for governor. It shouldn't have been quite so easy. On paper, Braun faced one of the most competitive statewide fields in Indiana history. At least three Republican contenders — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Brad Chambers and Eric Doden — had plausible cases to make for being stronger candidates than Braun. Braun is an uninspiring U.S. senator who ran an uninspiring gubernatorial campaign. That turned out to be good enough because Braun...
  • Federal judge strikes down Indiana law meant to protect minors from coerced abortions

    05/08/2024 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 6, 2024 | Bridget Sielicki
    A federal judge has struck down an Indiana law which had prohibited health care providers from giving information to minors about how to obtain an abortion out-of-state without parental consent. Known as the “aid-or-assist statute,” the law protected minors from being coerced into abortions, especially without parental consent. The legislation was challenged by Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky Inc. (PPGNHAIK) in a push for more abortion — even if minors are at risk. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Barker sided with PPGNHAIK, saying that the law would violate the First Amendment if enforced against the health care...
  • Pro-life group sues Indiana Department of Health for withholding abortion records

    05/08/2024 12:12:10 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Live Action News ^ | May 7, 2024 | Bridget Sielicki
    A pro-life organization is suing the Indiana Department of Health, saying that the agency’s decision to no longer release abortion records is shielding abortion businesses from public accountability. The organization Voices for Life filed the public complaint in Marion County Superior Court against the Indiana Department of Health and State Health Commissioner Dr. Lindsay Weaver on May 1. Represented by the Thomas More Society, Voices for Life contends that the health department’s refusal to release abortion records is violating the state’s own Access to Public Records Act. According to its press release, Voices for Life has been reviewing abortion records...
  • Indiana Presidential Primary Election Results 2024

    05/07/2024 8:37:15 PM PDT · by joesbucks · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | None Given
    Donald Trump has secured the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination. Joe Biden has secured the delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.
  • Senator Mike Braun wins GOP primary for Indiana governor

    05/07/2024 4:37:48 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/07/24 7:08 PM ET | BY JULIA MUELLER
    Sen. Mike Braun has come out on top of a crowded GOP primary in Indiana’s gubernatorial race, according to a projection from Decision Desk HQ. Braun, a freshman senator, beat out five other Republican hopefuls, including Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and former state Attorney General Curtis Hill. Emerson College Polling/The Hill polling from March found Braun with a sizeable lead over the primary field, but a plurality of voters reported being undecided. In the general election, Braun’s on track to go against Jennifer McCormick, a former state superintendent and the only Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the ballot. She won...
  • TODAY! Primary in Indiana

    05/07/2024 6:53:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    GO VOTE!
  • TOMORROW! Primary in Indiana

    05/06/2024 5:50:34 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Jim Banks for Senator! Mike Braun for Governor! Go vote!
  • As solar capacity grows, some of America's most productive farmland is at risk

    04/27/2024 12:48:26 PM PDT · by karpov · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 27, 2024 | P.j. Huffstutter and Christopher Walljasper
    JASPER COUNTY, INDIANA - Dave Duttlinger's first thought when he saw a dense band of yellowish-brown dust smearing the sky above his Indiana farm was: I warned them this would happen. About 445 acres of his fields near Wheatfield, Indiana, are covered in solar panels and related machinery – land that in April 2019 Duttlinger leased to Dunns Bridge Solar LLC, for one of the largest solar developments in the Midwest. On that blustery spring afternoon in 2022, Duttlinger said, his phone rang with questions from frustrated neighbors: Why is dust from your farm inside my truck? Inside my house?...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Cites ‘The Big 10’ Commandments to Defend Abortion

    04/08/2024 11:01:33 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 4/8/24 | Bradley Cartright
    She then decided to cite the Ten Commandments, and the lack of a specific reference to abortion, to defend it “It’s not mentioned in the Big Ten, I’m just gonna say. In the Big Ten, it is not mentioned… Cause I figure, God was pretty clear. Here’s the stuff that will make your life better on earth. Don’t lie, cause you don’t want people lying to you. Don’t mess with somebody’s wife, cause you’re going to be made if they’re messing with yours. Just, you know, common sense stuff
  • Biden allies dust off Bush's 2004 playbook, subbing abortion for gay marriage on the ballot

    04/08/2024 11:30:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 04/05/2024 | Sahil Kapur and Adam Edelman
    WASHINGTON — Twenty years after George W. Bush won re-election with the help of ballot initiatives that rallied voters around a popular cultural issue, Democrats are dusting off his playbook and attempting a similar strategy to keep Donald Trump out of office. In 2004, Bush’s team seized on popular opposition to same-sex marriage, with strategist Karl Rove encouraging allies to put initiatives to ban it on ballots in key swing states, hoping to stir up voters and enable the president to ride the measures’ coattails to re-election. It worked. Now, President Joe Biden’s allies are seizing on fury over the...
  • Donald Trump Reveals Abortion Position, Says States Should Decide

    04/08/2024 7:59:58 AM PDT · by libstripper · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 8, 2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    Former President Donald Trump officially announced his position on abortion on Monday, ending months-long speculation about how he would handle the issue should he be elected in November. In a video posted to Truth Social, Trump said the issue of abortion is about “the will of the people” and should be left up to states to decide. The 45th president touted his role in nominating the Supreme Court justices who ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade in their Dobbs decision — ending 50 years of an invented constitutional right to abortion and sending the issue back to individual states and their...
  • Trump says abortion should be decided by the states, 'will of the people'

    04/08/2024 5:03:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 8, 2024 | Paul Steinhauser , Anders Hagstrom
    Former President Donald Trump on Monday announced his position on whether abortion should be banned, following months of not taking a stance on the combustible and crucial issue in his 2024 rematch with President Biden. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee took to his social media platform on Sunday night to say that he would issue a statement on "abortion and abortion rights." In video posted Monday morning, Trump explicitly affirmed his support for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and he emphasized his support for states determining their own laws for abortion so long as there are exceptions for rape, incest and...
  • Graham breaks with Trump on national abortion ban

    04/08/2024 8:24:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/08/2024 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) broke with former President Trump on Monday over Trump’s decision to back away from endorsing a national 15-week abortion ban, declaring that leaving the issue entirely to the states “runs contrary to an American consensus that would limit late-term abortions.” “I respectfully disagree with President Trump’s statement that abortion is a states’ rights issue,” he said in a statement responding to Trump. Trump on Monday reversed course on his plan to support a 15-week or 16-week national abortion ban amid pushback from top Republicans, who warned it would put the issue of abortion rights at the...
  • Pence calls Trump’s abortion stance a ‘slap in the face’ to supporters

    04/08/2024 11:49:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/08/2024 | SARAH FORTINSKY
    Former Vice President Mike Pence blasted former President Trump on Monday for embracing the position that abortion policy should be determined by states and avoiding taking a stance on whether the federal government should enforce a national ban at a certain cutoff point. In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Pence — who was Trump’s running mate in 2016 and 2020 —said Trump’s newly announced position on abortion was a “slap in the face” to opponents of abortion rights who voted for their ticket. “President Trump’s retreat on the Right to Life is a slap in the face to the...
  • Pro-life conservatives are 'disappointed' in Trump's new abortion policy, but stick by him: 'only one option'

    04/08/2024 12:23:15 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 243 replies
    Conservative groups backing former president Donald Trump in his re-election bid say they are "deeply disappointed" with his official position on abortion unveiled Monday, but it won't deter their support in November. The former president and presumptive GOP nominee in a video posted on Truth Social Monday morning said he cemented his position on the controversial issue, saying that abortion access should be a states’ issue and didn’t endorse a national, federal limitation – like a 15-week ban. Pro-life interest groups who have endorsed Trump expressed disappointment at his announcement, but it appears unlikely to sway their support in consideration...
  • Indiana to build highway able to charge electric vehicles while moving

    03/29/2024 10:28:29 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 146 replies ^ | 3/27/24 | Gregg Montgomery
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana plans to rebuild a small section of highway that by next summer could charge electric vehicles being driven. Purdue University and Indiana government’s Department of Transportation, in separate news releases issued Wednesday, touted the construction project as the first highway segment in the nation with wireless charging. Construction could begin as soon as April 1. Neither Purdue or the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) reported how much the project will cost. Indianapolis-based White Construction was awarded a contract to build the wireless power-transfer technology in a quarter-mile of U.S. 231/U.S. 52 between Cumberland Avenue...
  • GOP Sen. Todd Young won’t vote for Trump and pines for a ‘principled’ conservative

    03/20/2024 4:15:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/24 | Emily Jacobs
    Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) is holding firm on his commitment to not support former President Donald Trump in the November election as he locks up the Republican nomination. Young split from the former president after he refused to accept the results of the 2020 election, though he voted against impeachment. He pledged not to vote for Trump again in 2023 over his conciliatory tone toward Russian President Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine and has remained undeterred by the wave of endorsements from his GOP colleagues. “I won’t be voting for Biden. I also won’t be voting for Trump,”...
  • Sen. Todd Young Will Not Vote for Trump: ‘I’m Tired of Having My Vote Taken for Granted’

    03/19/2024 12:57:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) will not vote for his own party’s nominee for president, he said Tuesday. The establishment politician’s statement that he will not vote for Donald Trump comes days after the former president locked up the party’s nomination. Young had indicated earlier he would not endorse Trump, but Tuesday is the first time he admitted publicly he will not even vote for his party’s standard bearer. “At some point, principled conservatives need to incentivize our party, the Republican Party, to nominate somebody that principled conservatives can actually believe in,” Young told a local Indiana outlet. “Stated differently, I’m...