| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:32 AM
The Office of the Indiana Attorney General announced a Senate committee passed a bill unanimously Thursday morning that would “strengthen” Indiana’s law against human trafficking.
Just one month until the Super Bowl, the Senate...
| Jan 6, 2012
Q. Our board has waived the assessments for all unit owners for December over the past two years as a holiday gift. They have taken money from the reserves to make up that amount in the budget. I believe this is a violation of the Illinois Condominium Act...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Momentum is growing at the Indiana Statehouse for a statewide smoking ban with few exceptions.
A House committee took testimony on a bill that would ban smoking in most public places.
Supporters said Super Bowl fans will think they have entered a...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Members of the Senate voted in favor of legislation to toughen human trafficking laws in Indiana with a 48-0 vote Tuesday.
The Senate Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters Committee passed the Senate Bill 4 last week, which moved to the Indiana Senate...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:11 AM
Governor Daniels delivered his eighth and final State of the State address Tuesday night.
He repeatedly referred to Indiana as a leader in several areas as compared to other states.
“Indiana has an honestly balanced budget and first triple a...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Many dieters have felt their stomach sink after ordering acai weight-loss supplements and finding that their wallets got lighter instead of their belly.
This week, federal authorities said they tipped the scales on one phony weight-loss operation. They...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:51 PM
There is a good reason to have a statute of limitations on both civil and criminal (except for murder) actions. Without a reasonable time limit for taking legal action, there would be chaos, or tyranny, or both.
Common sense suggests that the two-year...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Fourteen months ago, when cops shot and injured a man in a crowded shopping center, the story was front-page news and was the obsession of every TV newscast in town.
The general story line was that Rogelio Cortes had tried to "ram" police officers. So...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:49 PM
A proposed smoking ban with new exemptions is on its way to the full Indianapolis City-County Council.
A committee passed the plan Tuesday night. The ban would exclude off-track betting facilities, tobacco stores, hookah bars and some other clubs.
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:31 PM
For the second day in a row, House Republicans have fined dozens of House Democrats for their refusal to come to work and establish a quorum to debate right-to-work legislation.
Democrats have gone to court to fight the $1,000 per day fines and also have...
| Jan 19, 2012
In Greek mythology, the prophetess Cassandra was doomed both to tell the truth and to be ignored. Our modern version is a bankrupt Greece that we seem to discount.
News accounts abound now of impoverished Athens residents scrounging pharmacies for scarce...