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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.

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will face off tonight to make the case for their running mates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

NPR’s Ron Elving talks with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss what to expect from the debate, and also how Donald Trump’s leaked tax returns continue to reverberate on the campaign trail.

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Amid the clamor of the battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two much lower-key fellows who are also nominees for national office will take the stage Tuesday night in rural Virginia and try to be heard.

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence will talk about policy and their competing visions for America. They will almost surely offer more substance on issues than we heard in the first debate between the presidential nominees a week earlier.

This evening's face-off between the 2016 vice presidential hopefuls certainly won't have the pizzazz — or inevitable enmity — that last week's debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had.

A federal appeals court panel Monday blocked Indiana Gov. and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's attempt to keep Syrian refugees out of Indiana.

The court upheld a lower court judge in barring Pence from interfering with the distribution of federal funds to resettle Syrian refugees in his state. The appeals court panel said that federal law bars discrimination based on nationality.

United Auto Workers Leadership Campaigns For Bayh

Oct 3, 2016
Annie Ropeik / Indiana Public Broadcasting

The head of the United Auto Workers was in Indiana on Monday, urging union members to vote for Democratic Senate candidate Evan Bayh.

His tour included a stop in Kokomo, where big Chrysler and GM plants make the UAW local the largest in Indiana and Ohio, with around 7,000 members.

The first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attracted a record audience. That’s not expected to be the case when their running mates, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, meet for their first and only vice presidential debate on Tuesday.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson looks back at some of the past vice presidential debates, the first of which was in 1976, with American University professor Allan Lichtman.

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Dunes National Lakeshore could become a national park, but only if Indiana’s U.S. Congressional delegation get’s their way. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, a Democrat from northwest Indiana, introduced a bill Sept. 29 to redesignate Dunes National Lakeshore as Dunes National Park. In a statement, Visclosky said “It is past time that the rest of the nation recognizes the environmental wonder and significance of the lakeshore dunes in Northwest Indiana.” Visclosky said he hopes a Dunes National Park would receive more tourism dollars.

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