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Sheila Plank added local news on Mar 30 2016
Pence Signs New Abortion Restrictions Into Law With a Prayer
Gov. Mike Pence made Indiana the second state in the nation to ban abortions sought because the fetus has a disability, signing into law Thursday an expansion of the state's...
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Sheila Plank added local news on Mar 28 2016
How Indy's Coal Ash Ponds Can Pollute Neighborhood Wells
Tucked away off of highway 37 lies the small neighborhood of sunshine gardens. Home to approximately 200 dwellings, the folks in this neighborhood seem to lead a fairly simple...
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Sheila Plank added local news on Mar 11 2016
Even Some Abortion Foes Balking at Tough Indiana Bill
Lawmakers on Wednesday approved the measure banning such abortions over the objections of many female legislators, including Republicans who say the bill goes too far and...
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Sheila Plank added local news on Mar 17 2015
Smith: Why, Again, Do We Need a Religious Freedom bill?
At 8:30 Monday morning, one woman held up a handmade, rainbow-colored sign that summed up what was about to happen at the Statehouse. "Haven't we already done this?" As it...
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Sheila Plank added local news on Mar 12 2015
Success! At Science, Sex & The Ladies Screening!
On Tuesday, March 10th Films For Action-Indianapolis hosted a special screening of Science Sex and the Ladies. Filmmaker Barnaby Aaron led us on a wonderful discussion of the...
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Archived Member added local news on Mar 3 2015
The Real Reason behind Opposition to Same-sex marriage?
Why do you oppose same-sex marriage? Indiana University sociologist Brian Powell posed this question to hundreds of people across the nation as part of a research project. He...
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Sheila Plank added local news on Feb 25 2015
Indiana Senate Passes Religious Discrimination Bill
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Archived Member added local news on Feb 19 2015
Tully: How a Gift of Time Changed 3 Lives forever
All this time later, Vince Wagner reflects on a decision he made more than three decades ago — a seemingly minor decision that ended up altering and in many ways defining his...
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Archived Member added local news on Feb 17 2015
Ritz Supporters to Flood Statehouse with Rally against Authority loss
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hundreds of supporters of Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz held an Indiana Statehouse rally against bills advancing in the...
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Archived Member added local news on Feb 11 2015
Pryor Says She Is "shocked and Delighted" at Denial of BlueIndy Rate increase
STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) today issued the following statement after the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) 
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Sheila Plank added local news on Jan 30 2015
Tully: Mike Pence's Horrible idea
One can only imagine how the state-run, taxpayer-funded Mike Pence News Service would have covered some recent news stories. Take the governor's mind-boggling decision in...
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Archived Member added local news on Jan 30 2015
Bill Transfers Authority from Ritz to Governor's State Board of Education
Yesterday, the House Education Committee heard HB 1486which transfers authorities and roles from the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) to the governor’s appointed State...
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Archived Member added local news on Jan 14 2015
"Uncharted" Screening a Success, Raises Awareness
A packed house attended the January 13th screening of "Uncharted: The Truth Behind Homelessness" at the Indianapolis Worker Justice Center.  The film focuses on barriers to...
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Archived Member added local news on Jan 7 2015
'Public Greens' Opens to Fight Hunger in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 6, 2015)– There’s a new restaurant in Indianapolis that’s not keeping any profits. So, where does the money go? To a good cause. The new eatery is...
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Archived Member added local news on Jan 6 2015
Wheeler Opening New Shelter for men
Just in time for the deep freeze in Central Indiana, Wheeler Mission is opening a new shelter adjacent to its existing facility. A 12,000-square-foot addition at 520 E. Market...
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Archived Member added local news on Dec 31 2014
Bill Would Let Pence Run for Gov, White House in 2016
Indiana voters could find something unusual on the ballot in 2016 under a measure state lawmakers will consider next year. Gov. Mike Pence's name could appear twice, once for...
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Archived Member added local news on Dec 31 2014
Tallian to Lead Fight for Minimum Wage Hike : Elections
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite overwhelming odds against success, state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, will lead the fight to increase Indiana's minimum wage when the General...
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Archived Member added local news on Dec 30 2014
Food Pantries Need Funds
In a December 23rd Letter-to-the-Editor, Don Striegel of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry told the Southsider Voice what food pantries and food banks need most.   He...
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Archived Member added local news on Dec 28 2014
Homeless Ordinance Could Tie Hands of police
Originally posted November 12, 2014. INDIANAPOLIS Tim Sparks isn't exactly homeless. His shack, along the banks of the White River, is heated.
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Seth Hartley added local news on Dec 18 2014
Homeless legislation rejected
“Come you who are blessed by my Father, take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the beginning of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me something to...
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Archived Member added local news on Dec 18 2014
Resources for Homelessness and Hunger
Homelessness and hunger is as big of an issue in Indianapolis as any other major city. Around 21% of Marion County residents were living in poverty in 2014 and 4,800-8,000...
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Archived Member added local news on Dec 17 2014
Local Businessman, Police Officer Selling 'Breathe Easy' t-shirts
Mishawaka, Ind. "I Can't Breathe" is a phrase that continues to gain national attention and momentum. A Mishawaka police officer and busines owner has come up with his own...
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Archived Member added local news on Dec 17 2014
New Group Will Push For Non-Partisan Redistricting
Indiana’s voter turnout in the last election was the lowest in its history and the worst in the country.  Common Cause Indiana’s Julia Vaughn says that’s in part because voters...
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Archived Member added local news on Dec 17 2014
Service Will Honor Homeless Neighbors Who Have died
This is the time of year when people reflect, share thoughts and deeds of gratitude. In the midst of our prosperity, we are reminded that in every hometown, people are facing...
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Sheila Plank added local news on Dec 6 2014
Indianapolis Police Back down after Misusing Eric Garner's Last Words on Twitter
e Indianapolis Police Department walked back a Twitter post on Friday after being accused of making light of the death of Eric Garner, 
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Past Events
Tue, Mar 10 2015 7pm · Explore the science and myths about female sexuality with us! Doors at 6:30pm, Film at 7pm
Wed, Mar 4 2015 6pm · On Wednesday, March 4, Hoosiers of all faiths will join together in Indianapolis at 6pm to take a firm stance against the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act—legislation that would allow a “license to discriminate” against LGBT people in our state.
Mon, Feb 23 2015 11am · Are you tired of living in a state with low quality health care, poor worker's rights, abysmal long-term care rating, high infant mortality, high gender wage gap, low quality environmental standards, and with majority of elected officials listening to the wealthy and not the...
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Dusty Frey Melissa Heeke JayaPrakash Telangana Dan Sockrider Sheila Plank Melody Dunn Seth Hartley
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