INDIANAPOLIS – As voters made their way to the polls Tuesday, many said certain issues are what brought them out. Voters said that issues like infrastructure, crime, and keeping the city businesses friendly were important to them. “I think we’ve kind of been stagnant for a while,” Indianapolis voter McKenzie Conard said. “So, I am […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The City of Indianapolis is launching a new, major push to build more affordable housing. The Vacant to Vibrant housing initiative is a $4.5 million investment. It will create an affordable housing program to develop affordable homeownership and rental opportunities within city-owned properties. “Right now, we’ve got a lot of development happening all […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett wants to give homeowners a tax credit next year as Marion County residents are getting hit with high inflation and higher property taxes. The $27 million tax relief proposal is part of the proposed 2023 fiscal package Hogsett introduced to the City-County Council on Monday night. “While the city does […]

MARION COUNTY — In a first of its kind study, researchers have completed a public art equity census in Marion County. Researchers say Marion County has the nation’s largest public art inventory with 3,090 public art works and the census was designed to analyze how Marion County can create equitable public spaces for everyone. Rokh […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A program in Marion County is looking to bridge the “summer slump” gap. Indy Summer Learning Labs is focused on catching students up, particularly students hit hard by e-learning. “Not only are we dealing with the effects of COVID and e-learning, but we’re also combating that traditional summer learning loss,” Boys and Girls Clubs of […]

INDIANAPOLIS — After years of planning and construction, the Community Justice Campus (CJC) officially opened Monday. The CJC houses the Marion County Superior Court, Marion County Circuit Court, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Adult Detention Center and the Assessment and Intervention Center (AIC). All in-person court matters, including jury trials, with the exception of juvenile delinquency (JD) […]

INDIANAPOLIS — There is a program aiming to build the next generation of leaders in Marion County. The 2022 Youth Violence Prevention Fellowship is offered to teens through the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, and applications are now open. The fellowship allows teens to learn and examine policies and existing programs in place “to reduce youth […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Love, hope and peace was the message echoed across the Far Eastside early Saturday morning. The Annual Far Eastside Community Peace Walk brought out Mayor Joe Hogsett, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears, councilors, community groups, religious leaders and families of victims. It started and ended on North Post Road at the Reset Center […]

INDIANAPOLIS — People waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted in Marion County will have to wait a little longer. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marion County Public Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine did not announce any changes to health regulations at a news conference Tuesday. Instead, they talked about the progress being made […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The announcement made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks indoors and outdoors is welcoming news for Hoosiers who have been masking up for more than a year now. “I think that’s awesome,” Jason Schoffler said. “You know, I think it’s exciting,” Hannah Williams said. […]

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine gave an update Wednesday on Marion County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “At our last update we mentioned a flattening of the increase in positivity,” Hogsett said. “While a small increase has cropped up since that time, again there has been no dramatic surge.” Hogsett used the […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that could have threatened future funding for mass transit in Indianapolis is dead for the current legislative session, though portions of it could possibly be brought back before lawmakers adjourn. The bill (SB 141) had already passed the state Senate and received a hearing in March in the House Roads and Transportation Committee. […]