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Buchanan fills Senate seat vacated by Brandt Hershman

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The newest member of the Indiana Senate was sworn in on Monday, almost six weeks after the post was vacated. Brian Buchanan, R-Lebanon, will now take over for former Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek, who resigned effective Jan. 1. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush administered the oath.  […]

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Senator proposes study committee to examine Department of Child Services issues

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville, is urging his Senate colleagues to create a study committee to look into recent allegations against the Department of Child Services. Senate Resolution 14, which was heard in the Family and Children Services Committee Monday, calls for a two-year committee to study issues related to […]

Commentary: Battered women, battered honor

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Commentary: Battered women, battered honor

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – No battered woman I ever interviewed has been happy, much less, eager to tell her story. I’ve talked with quite a few. I’ve reported on domestic violence for more than 30 years. No woman I’ve talked with about the abuse she suffered ever did so with glee. That’s because […]