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Can Donald Trump Show He's Sorry?

Oct 9, 2016

Donald Trump has apologized for his vulgar comments about women that were revealed in a recording obtained by the Washington Post on Friday.

East Chicago Housing Authority

A federal judge has stepped in to halt the East Chicago Housing Authority's policy of searching tenants' apartments without a warrant or prior notice.

Wednesday's injunction stems from an Indiana ACLU lawsuit in February, months before revelations about high levels of lead in a city housing complex.

State Sales Tax Revenues Continue To Come In Low

Oct 7, 2016
Noah Coffey /

State revenues are still falling short of projections, three months into the fiscal year.

Revenue numbers released Friday show Indiana earned nearly $26 million less in sales tax than it expected in September.

Those revenues have fallen short of expectations for 19 of the past 21 months.

America has a scary clown problem.

Last month, the Two-Way reported on a spate of creepy-clown sightings across America. It seemed to begin in Greenville, S.C., where there were reports that "suspicious clowns were attempting to lure children into the woods."

Consolidated Grain & Barge


The CGB plant in southwest Indiana pulls in grain from farmers around the region. It's one of four grain barging companies in the state.

Indiana is fourth nationally for soybean production.

The Painful History Of Eugenics In Wisconsin

Oct 6, 2016

Policies based on eugenics — the notion that humanity can essentially speed up its own evolution by weeding out people with "undesirable" traits — were once widespread in the United States. Eugenics became established as a respectable scientific field in the late 19th century, and had broad support among social and economic leaders, politicians and advocates for women's suffrage. The eugenics movement in the U.S. informed federal immigration restrictions and influenced forced-sterilization laws in at least 30 states.

Ticket info released for governor's debate

Oct 5, 2016

Possibly the hottest ticket in town will be a seat in the theater at the University of Southern Indiana for the October 25th gubernatorial debate.  

The tickets are free but you will need one to get inside the venue. USI officials tell us that the website for tickets to the governor’s debate will go live at 10am central time next Monday. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

The url is:  Once the tickets are gone, the website will be closed.

Lofts at Former Downtown YMCA

Oct 5, 2016
Samantha Horton

The proposal was tabled, and the city attorney’s office said it plans to work with Anderson to finalize an agreement.

Some things that will need to be considered include parking for the tenants and the layout of the units in the building.

If the project is approved, it’s expected to be completed in 2019.

The Center for Land Use Interpretation

A steelworker was killed at U.S. Steel's Gary Works plant last Friday. It's the second death there this year, and it comes amid rising tensions over safety and staffing at the plant.

Arizona, a traditionally red state, is in play for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton this year.

Sarah Fentem / Indiana Public Broadcasting

On the back stoop of one of the houses, a small group is sitting outside, shooting the breeze next to an overturned pink-and-yellow tricycle.

“Kids just jump on it. It’s just sitting here,” says East Chicago resident Sherry Hunter, who’s wearing a “Calumet Lives Matter” shirt.

“We’ve been playing in lead contaminated soil for 50 years,” pipes up her friend, Mary Irizarry, who lives nearby.

Bill Clinton was at a rally in Michigan riffing about the American health care system, riffing being a favorite pastime of the former president. He was getting to a point about how his wife, Hillary Clinton, hopes to improve the Affordable Care Act.

But before he could get there, he described "this crazy system" where under Obamacare millions more people have health coverage but some have seen "their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half."

Clinton topped it off with a line that rapidly created headline headaches for his wife's campaign.

Little has gone as expected in this extraordinary presidential cycle, so we should have known Tuesday's vice presidential debate would have a twist or two in it, too.

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence each represented three clients in their 90-minute debate from Farmville, Va. The two former attorneys pleaded the case for their respective principals (Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump), to be sure, but also for their respective parties and for themselves.

The only vice presidential debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence was a bit more heated than expected. For 90 minutes on Tuesday night they sparred on foreign policy, abortion and immigration. But the biggest shadows hanging over them were their running mates.

Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine met Tuesday evening for the only vice presidential debate of 2016. Many expected the 90-minute face-off at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., to be a cordial affair, and it largely was, but each came armed with plenty of barbs to throw at the other.